June 12, 2009 07:30 by dee
Just a reminder to watch the Pea Soup Day's Parade Saturday morning at 11:00. I will be in the parade as well as Pam Frey one of our medallion winners. Look for the '46 Ford Stepside with the Sportsman's banner! I will be launching candy at small children for the entire parade. Sportsman's is not responsible for any injuries. Kidding - Sportsman's will provide band aid's.
Anyways, get out and enjoy Pea Soup Days. The weather is gearing up to be perfect. Don't forget to stop into Sportsman's for your container of Pea Soup. Also, be sure check out bartender Amy's t-shirt Friday and Saturday night. She has an awesome shot special going on: buy three shots get a cool t-shirt free! Get shot up at the Sportsman's!
Have a great weekend and see you out there!
June 8, 2009 11:52 by dee
Congratulations to Pam Frey and Pam Reuvers on finding the 2009 Pea Soup Day's Medallion. It was located in a magnetic 'hide-a-key' container under the mailbox at the post office. At first, they were looking inside the Post Office which made Pete think they were crazy ladies!! They then moved their search outside in the rain to the area of the mailbox. One of them ran their hand under the mailbox which dislodged the hide-a-key. Pam Reuvers started to open it to the horror of Pam Frey who thought it was Pete's spare key for the post office!!! Thank goodness Pam Reuvers didn't listen and opened it anyways and discovered the 'medallion'. Both gals reported to Sportsman's promptly where Missi noticed they looked like cute drowned rats. They produced the 'medallion' and are very excited to have won! Again - congratulations!
I had already written the 8th clue, so here's what it would have been:
Neither snow nor rain nor heat
Nor gloom of night, will stop this
From getting through.
Now put together all of the pieces from
The facts; both old and new.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the hunt. Also, thank you for respecting private property! Nice job everybody!!!
May 20, 2009 10:45 by dee
Good Morning All!
I hope you're enjoying our heat wave! Only in WI can we have frost one week and 97 degrees the next! I wanted to let you all know that there will be a special clue this Memorial Day Weekend. It will be an opportunity to get out and honor all veterans, especially those in our community. Be sure to stop by Sportsman's this Saturday & pick up the clue to be a part of it!
May 14, 2009 07:45 by dee
If you haven't already, get to Sportsman's and sign up for the Pea Soup Day's medallion hunt. This one is going to be better than the last one for the simple fact you won't be freezing your tail off! I am writing the clues again, which will either make you groan or grin! The focus of this hunt will be Somerset history, so BRUSH UP!
I've created this blog as a forum for all of you to talk about the medallion hunt and ask questions if you have them. I think it will be a fun way to see what other people are thinking, talk about what you think the clues mean, and just have some friendly, good old fashioned banter. Please BE NICE and no clue-writer bashing!
THIS JUST IN: PEA SOUP DAY'S MEDALLION HUNT KICK-OFF PARTY AT SPORTSMAN'S THIS SATURDAY MORNING AS SOON AS THE BAR OPENS! SPORTY DOGS FOR ONLY $4.50 AND SPORTSMAN'S AWESOME BLOODY MARY WITH ALL THE FIXN'S FOR ONLY $3!! GET THE CLUE, THEN GET A DRINK!! SEE YOU THERE!
We need to show more sympathy for these people.
* They travel miles in the heat.
* They risk their lives crossing a border.
* They don't get paid enough wages.
* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.
* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language.
* They rarely see their families and they face adversity all day every day...
I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans, I'm talking about our troops!
Doesn't it seem strange that so many politicians are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops and are now threatening to cut funding for them?
Remember Our Troops and Bless Them All
New use for Windex
I haven't checked to see if this actually works or not,
But they say, If you ever get the sudden urge to run around naked,
you should drink some Windex first. It'll keep you from streaking.
Have a Great Day!
I found this story and pick. Now this is my kind of fishing.
I was going to build the Gazebo on the edge of my dock down by the lake but I thought .... I might just as well build the deck with floats on it and I can then take it out fishing too.? Has 15,000# capacity. The deck is 18ft x 18ft with 12 plastic foam filled dock floats that are 4ft x 4ft by 18 inches high and the Gazebo is 10 ft. Hexagon with a table and chairs. Inside, under the table is my trolling motor so I can take it out to my favorite fishing hole. The trolling motor is remote controlled wireless so I can be fishing outside and operate the motor. On the top of the table I have a LOWRANCE Fish-Finder with depth sounding sonars and temp gauge. I have 2 electric winches with 40# anchors. I have also built in a water pump so I can clean the fish right on the spot. Now I can relax and fish while my wife can sit and relax.
IN MINNESOTA THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO FISH AND THEN THERE ARE FISHERMEN
With gas prices going up, I had to purchase a new form of transportation, so I bought a WISCONSIN MOTORCYCLE!!
A COWASAKI !!
In Tennessee we really do pull off the road and stop for funerals......nobody moves until the last car has gone by.
What follows is a message from Vicki Pierce about her nephew James' funeral (he was serving our country in Iraq ):
However, the most incredible thing was what happened following the service on
the way to the cemetery. We went to our cars and drove to the cemetery escorted by at least 10 police cars with lights flashing and some other emergency vehicles, with Tennessee
police handling traffic. Everyone on the road who was not in the procession,
pulled over, got out of their cars, and stood silently and respectfully, some
put their hands over their hearts.
When we turned off the highway suddenly there were teenage boys along both sides of the street about every 20 feet or so, all holding large
American flags on long flag poles, and again with their hands on their hearts. We thought at first it was the Boy Scouts or 4H club or something, but it continued .. for two and a half miles. Hundreds of young people, standing silently on the side of the road with flags. At one point we passed an elementary school, and all the children were outside,shoulder to shoulder holding flags kindergartners, handicapped, teachers,
staff, everyone. Some held signs of love and support. Then came teenage girls and younger boys, all holding flags. Then adults. Then families. All standing silently on the side of the road. No one spoke, not even the very young children.
The military presence, at least two generals, a fist full of colonels, and representatives from every branch of the service, plus the color guard who attended James, and some who served with him . was very impressive and respectful, but the love and pride from this community who had lost one of their own was the most amazing
thing I've ever been privileged to witness
Here are some pictures, some are blurry (we were moving), but you can get a small idea of what this was like.
These photos are awesome !!
> WHERE TO BUY AMERICAN GASOLINE. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW. READ ON.
> Gas rationing in the 70's worked even though we grumbled about it. It might
> even have been good for us!
> Are you aware that the Saudis are boycotting American products?
> Shouldn't we return the favor? Can't we take control of our own destiny and
> let these giant oil importers know who REALLY generates their profits, their
> livings? How about leaving American Dollars in America and reduce the
> import/export deficit?
> An appealing remedy might be to boycott their GAS. Every time you fill up
> your car you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia.
> Just purchase gas from companies that don't import their oil from the
> Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill up my
> tank, I'm sending my money to people who I get the impression want me, my
> family and my friends dead. Don't you think it might be of interest to
> know which oil companies import Middle Eastern oil and which do not?
> These companies import Middle Eastern oil:
> Shell................................... 205,742,000 barrels
> Chevron/Texaco.................. 144,332,000 barrels
> Exxon /Mobil....................... 130,082,000 barrels
> Marathon/Speedway............ 117,740,000 barrels
> Amoco................................ 62,231,000 barrels
> And CITGO oil is imported from Venezuela by Dictator Hugo Chavez who hates
> America and openly avows our economic destruction! (We pay Chavez's regime
> nearly $10 Billion per year in oil revenues!)
> The U.S. currently imports 5,517,000 barrels of crude oil per day from OPEC.
> If you do the math at $95 per barrel, that's over $524 million PER DAY ($191
> BILLION per year!) handed over to OPEC, many of whose members are our
> confirmed enemies!!!!!
> Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:
> Sunoco....................... 0 barrels
> Conoco....................... 0 barrels
> Sinclair....................... 0 barrels
> BP / Phillips................ 0 barrels
> Hess. ................................................ 0 barrels
> ARC0......................................... 0 barrels
> Maverick...................... 0 barrels
> Flying J. .......................................... 0 barrels
> Valero.......................... 0 barrels
> . I AM GOING TO ADD THE FOLLOWING. J
> * Murphy Oil USA sold at Wal-Mart is from South Arkansas and owned
> * Not only that they give scholarships to all children in their town
> who finish high school and are legal US citizens.
> All of this information is available from the U.S. Department of Energy and
> each company is required to state where they get their oil and how much they
> are importing.
> But to have a real impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas
> buyers. With the help of the internet, it's really simple to do. Now,
> don't wimp out at this point....keep reading and I'll explain how simple it
> is to reach millions of people!!
> I'm sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at
> only ten more (30 x 10 = 300)....and those 300 send it to at least ten more
> (300 x 10 = 3,000)....and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth
> generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION
> If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each,
> then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level
> further, you guessed it....THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE-the entire
> population of the United States of America!!!!
> Again, all you have to do is forward this message to 10 people. How long
> would that really take you? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more
> people, within one day all 300 MILLION people could theoretically be
> contacted during the next eight days!