|Volume 13 Issue 8
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Letters From Ralph
Although we still have quite a nice selection of disc golf discs for sale, I just called Innova to order some more. I was informed that they had NO discs available. I had heard that they were in short supply, but I had no idea it was that short. He told me to call back Monday morning and if I called before noon, I should be able to order some. He said they would be gone by noon and then he wouldn't have any for two weeks again. I also wanted to order more minis with our name and address imprinted. He said they had no minis available, but he would check whether they have some blank ones so that they could be custom stamped. I also have some of those left, but they are getting kind of low. We have been giving a free mini with every disc purchase. So for you disc golfers out there, we still have discs available. If you can't come to our little store, you can call me at 712-737-8920. This summer we have sent discs to Minnesota, Georgia and Utah.
Believe it or not, we just sent for our Christmas order of goodies. We won't receive anything until October or November, but we had to have our order in by the end of August. It consists mostly of chocolate, but it will include some Dutch ornaments, also. Once the Dutch chocolate letters come in, you might want to call early as the letters are always limited and aren't available again until next Christmas. Our favorite candy -- the dark chocolate sea salt caramels -- are only available in 6 ounce boxes this year. The two ounce boxes were such nice stocking stuffers. The pandemic of 2020 has interrupted supply lines in almost every field. For awhile we couldn't get puzzles either, but those seem to be coming back in the market. We hope to have a vendor's booth in the town hall sponsored by the Orange City Chamber at least one weekend in December.
Orange City Chamber of Commerce
I want to put in a good word for our local Chamber and our director, Mike Hofman. Since we sold our downtown building and moved our store to our house, we are a little harder to find than we used to be. However, the Chamber has been wonderful about guiding people to us for Dutch items, wooden shoes, discs, books, etc. I guess people are also finding us on the internet. However, I need to make things a little more clear. I guess we must be listed as a shoe shop on Google. We are a Dutch wooden shoe shop, but I had someone from out out town stop the other day to buy tennis shoes.
We also sell through several on-line sources, i.e. Shop Where I Live, the Orange City Tulip Festival Shop and e-bay. You need to post some nice pictures of your product on those sites. The Chamber now has a white box available that makes it a lot easier to take pictures. So, we'd like to thank the Chamber for all their help in all we do.
Juliana's Disc Golf Tour
Last month we listed the tournaments that Juliana would be participating in for the next month. Here's the schedule from August 24.
August 28-29: High Sierra Cup, a smaller tournament in Twain Harte, CA.
September 3-5: MVP Open at Maple Hill, a DGPT Elite event in Leicester, MA.
September 9-12: Discraft's Green Mountin Championships, the last DGPT Elite event of the year at Smugglers' Notch, VT.
September 17-19: Professional Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open, a PDGA A-tier in Portersville, PA
September 23-26: Music City Open presented by Dynamic Discs, the final PDGA National Tour for the year in Nashville, TN
After that it will be time for the next newsletter.
We will have a few days in September that we will be closed so that Lee and I can finally go on a little vacation again. We have a room reserved in a lodge on the northern shore of Lake Superior from September 20 - 23 and consequently will be closed those days. We will have someone stopping over a couple of times a day to feed our kitties.
A first for me -- I'm 78 years old and have NEVER ever received a Jury Summons before. However, that has all changed. I need to check in the Monday of every week in September to report for jury duty. The judge has already granted me pardon for the week of our vacation.
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer.
This #1 New York Times Bestseller is a long book (563 pages) and I started it once before and didn't think I was going to like it. However, I like long books because for a little while you can really feel like you are visiting friends every time you pick it up. So I started it again and this time got far enough into it that I really enjoyed it. I haven't actually finished it yet, so I can't comment on the ending, but it involves a girl who is madly in love with a vampire. --- I don't usually like those kind of books, but it is amazingly interesting. I like reading all kinds of books and this one certainly expanded my horizons. This book was written in 2006 and is a soft cover and sells for $3.00. According to Stephenie's website, this it the 2nd book in The Twilight Series. The story has also been made into a movie.
House at the End of the Street by Jennifer Lawrence and Max Thieriot.
This book has also been made into a movie. It was written in 2012 and is soft cover and sells for $2.00. It is a much shorter book and deals with murder and wierd crime things. Neither of those are usually the kind of books I go for. Generally I like historical fiction.