Lions Invade Memphis!
Tomorrow, Friday, December 29, 2000, the Mighty Louisville Lions Marching band will make it's first ever Tennessee appearance at the 42nd Annual AXA Liberty Bowl! http://www.libertybowl.org/ starting at 12:30 pm CST on ESPN.
To make the performance even more exciting they convinced a couple of College Football Teams to play each other before and after the Lions do their thing!
The word on the street is, the Music Boosters were quietly working on a giant inflated replica of Hank the Hardware Cat to use in their grand finale, but the deal fell through when Hank's agent insisted on a 5 year deal with final say on the music selected. Oh, well...
On a Related Note
Best Display Contest!
Well it goes something like this..
The Christmas Lights Contest was rather a non-starter...
We believe that there was a unexpected shortage of film at Jeff's Jack & Jill that led to the problem, however our winner of the 2000 Holiday Lights Contest is Heidi Warner and here is her award winning entry!
Next year we hope to have a little more vigorous struggle for the $50 grand prize..
Christmas in Louisville
A Very Nice Lady Grandma Meyers
This week's story is about a fine old neighbor lady we called GRANDMA MEYERS.
As you read this please understand that mein Deutscher ist nicht sehr gut therefore I used my best German phonetic spelling to illustrate how Grandma Meyers sounded to eight year old Bill.
GRAMA MEYERS ... 1938) This fine individual was nothing like the previous characters.
She lived in a spotlessly clean large white house on Depot Street just a couple of doors East down the street from my mother's house.
I never saw anyone come or go and seldom saw her out in the yard. However once in a great while when I walked past her place on my way up town, she would come out of her front door, creep down the front steps and shuffle along the sidewalk out to her front gate.
As I approached her she would partially extend her right arm with a nickel pinched tightly between her thumb and forefinger and say, Villy, Villy ... kommon zee mer, Villy. Any way that is what it sounded like to me.
She would give me a scrap of paper and say, "Villy, sie gaben ... Herr Reihart." (this all meant, Billy take this note to Fritz's Butcher Shop.) there would always be a slight pause then she would say, "Sie bringen bitte" (you bring please).
After this she would show me the nickel and put it in her apron pocket, and as I would turn and start to continue my trip to town she would pat me on the head and say, "Villy, Villy, du bist ein zer gute boop" (you are a very good boy Billy).
Then I would be on my way to Fritz Reinhart butcher shop with the scrap of paper clutched in my hand and a dream of that nickel stuck in my head. After Fritz's gave me the package of meat I was off on a dead run back to Grama Meyer's house.
As I neared her house she would again open the front door, creep down the front steps, and shuffle out to her front gate. I would give her the package and she would give me the nickel, and as I turned to run back up town she would again pat me on the head and say, "Villy, du bist ein zer gute boop" or something like that.
With the nickel held firmly in my clenched fist I headed straight for Joe Zastera's drug store where I would climbed up on one of those huge soda fountain stools and order a glass of chocolate milk, with ice. Thus, to the mutual satisfaction of everyone, ended another business transaction.
Next time My favorite eccentric and neighbor lady Aunt Florence.
What the Cat Saw...
Hank's Link of the Week
Having fun, and Tryin' to Keep Warm south of the river....