|Volume 13 Issue 12
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Letters From Ralph
Pre Inventory Sale
Again, the main and biggest sale of the year will be between Christmas and New Years. We call it our pre inventory sale -- so we don't have to count as many things. Each sale will be for one day only and only on things that we have on hand (not things we have to send for). You can also buy by telephone (712-737-8920) and we will save it for you. We will deliver it to you at no charge if you live within five miles of our business and it is over a $10.00 order.
Monday, December 27 all notions will be 50% off. That includes our Gutermann thread, Dill buttons, ribbon, a few pillow to cover, etc. We no longer have any clover products on hand (knitting needles, crochet hooks and knitting supplies).
Tuesday, December 28 all disc golf items will be 50% off. We still give a free mini for any new disc sold. We still have a nice selection of discs and a few accessories including an Innova shirt.
Wednesday, December 29 all the wooden shoes and wooden shoe slippers we have on hand will be 1/2 price. We also have some miniature wooden shoes which we will include in this day's sale.
Thursday, December 30 we will have puzzles, books, jewelry and any Dutch items not included on special days at 50% off.
Friday, December 31 we will close at 3:13 p.m., but all Dutch food will be 50% off. We still have some chocolate letters and St. Nick chocolates plus cookies, stroopwafels, soft white peppermints and more.
We will only have five days of sales this year since we didn't start until December 27. January will be spent in taking inventory. We will order our Tulip Festival order in March, but we can order anything you need at any time. In the past we have always received things in a few days, but with the crazy times we are going through this year, I can't promise anything with delivery times. We will open our little store at 10:07 a.m. each day and close at 5:13 except on Friday when we will close a little earlier for New Year's eve.
Juliana Korver wins DGPT Rookie of the Year
Juliana was very surprised this year to be named Disc Golf Pro Tour Rookie of the Year. She never imagined being eligible for this distinction due to the fact that her first year as a professional on the PDGA tour was in 1996.
This is the first year that the DGPT has awarded its own awards and the criteria for being eligible for the Rookie of the year is that the player has not played in more than 3 DGPT events prior to this year. Juliana played her frist DGPT event this year thus making her eligible for this award and undoubtedly the most decorated (and oldest) player to ever win Rookie of the Year in the disc golf world.
Disc golf really blossomed during the pandemic and many more people are participating now and many, many more people are watching. In fact, at most tournaments now, there is a hefty fee for following the players on the course. Twenty-five years ago you could just follow along at no cost. Juliana won't start her actual tournament games until February. She will be traveling with Jim Oates this year, who is also a five time world champion of disc golf. We'll have more details in the next newsletter.
The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes.
This thick, soft cover is a history of the Great Depression and takes place between January 1927 and January 1940. It is nonfiction and contains a very detailed history of the New Deal and all the political figures involved in that era. If you like history, you will enjoy this book. It was a little like reading a textbook, but it was quite enlightening. My husband actually remembered many of the names and events that happened in the book.
Lee, my husband, was 9 years old when the book ended. He was quite sick when he was very young and instead of taking part in sports, he read. He said that his family got two newspapers every day and he would read them cover to cover. Not only that, but I believe he has a photographic mind, and he remembers most of what he read. So it was fun to compare the writings in the book with how he remembered things.
This book sells for $3.00 and we only have one copy.
The Innocent Man by John Grisham.This is a little different book by Grisham in that it is based on a true story. It takes place in Ada, Oklahoma and is about a young man who had a brilliant baseball career ahead of him, but many problems came up to curtail that. In 1982 he was charged with the murder of a young cocktail waitress.
This was Grishams first work of nonfiction and was #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. It sells for $2.00 and we have one copy.
Shadow of the Sun by Marney Blom.
This is a new book (copyright 2020) and is based on an extraordinary true story of survival during WWII Japanese Occupation of the Dutch Indies. The author is a Canadian journalist and granddaughter of Menno and Florence Giliam who were new missionaries in 1929.
The book is soft cover and sells for $27.50 and we have more than one copy.