|Volume 13 Issue 1
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Letters From Ralph
San Diego Vacation Rental
Sale on Christmas Chocolate
We have some Dutch letters and a few chocolate Sinterklaases left after the Christmas sales. These will be offered on sale until they are gone. We won't even be able to order more until next year's Christmas order. The Dutch letters will sell for $1.39 each (the letter choices are limited, but you can specify dark or milk chocolate). We have medium chocolate Sinterklasses that will sell for .96 and small ones for .67 each. The large Sinterklasses are gone.
We will be putting some puzzles online for sale as soon as we are finished taking inventory (probably by the end of the month). Upon request, we will deliver if the order is $10.00 or more at no charge as long as it is within a 15 mile radius. We will deliver further, but will have to charge mileage at the rate of .50 a mile. If you are interested in anything, please call us at 712-737-8920 or (cell phone) 712-737-7012 or you can stop over at 204 Iowa Avenue NW in Orange City, Iowa.
Don't forget that we offer UPS services. If we have the items processed by 4:15 p.m., we can make sure that they get sent out that day.
The Tulip Festival Committee is evaluating and watching the current situation and we'll know more about the event in the next newsletter.
Tiny Room Battle Challenge 3
Juliana will be defending her Tiny Room Battle Challenge title when she competes in the 3rd Tiny Room Battle Challenge that will be contested via zoom call February 13 & 14. This is a Freestyle Frisbee competition. Open men and women will be competing February 13 & 14 while the Juniors and challenger divisions compete February 6 & 7.
The Tiny Room Battle Challenge came about due to Covid restrictions. This competition pits player versus player in a head to head bracketed match play format. Each player will have 10 seconds to complete their move or combo. The judging panel will choose a winner and the winner gains a point for that match. Matches will be best 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 5 for the finals. Currently the women's division consists of players from the USA, Nigeria, Israel, Columbia, and Poland. Competition will start around 11am Central time. The competition will be streamed live. You will be able to find a link to the livestream at frisbeeguru.com
The Black RoseThis is the kind of review I like to give. This was a great book, the kind that you try to find little bits of time during the day so you can sneak read another chapter. The name of the book is "The Black Rose" by Tananarive Due and based on research and writing by Alex Haley. However, Mr. Haley died before he was finished so Ms Due completed it. The book is based on the true story of Madam C. J. Walker. She was America's first black, female millionaire. Sarah was born in 1867 to former slaves and was very poor for a good part of her life. Although the story was greatly fictionalized, it still tells an unforgettable story that is based on truth. This is a paperback book and sells for $3.00. It is one of the best books I have read this year. The book's copyright date is 2000 and it has 375 pages.
The Brass Verdict by Michael ConnellyThe next book is fiction, it is also good and appeals to both men and women. It takes place in present day and is a good court room type novel about a defense attorney in Los Angeles. The author has written over 30 books and often has his characters come back. Both Lee and I enjoyed it so much that we sent for the book that Mr. Connelly wrote after this to follow the characters. This is also a paperback and we'll sell it for $2.00 because it is not in perfect shape. The book's copyright date is 2008 and it has 435 pages.
Images of America Orange City by Doug Anderson, Tim Schlak, Greta Grond and Sarah KaltenbachThe third book is brand new and we have several copies. It sells for $21.99 and is the story of Orange City. This was copyrighted in 2014 and is mainly a pictorial history of Orange City. On the cover is one of our first Tulip Queen's, Helen Beyer, who was my kindergarten teacher. The authors are all associated with Northwestern college and many of the pictures come from the college archives. The book is 127 pages long and all except a few pages are filled with beautiful pictures.