IN 1970 A PLAYER NAMED VIRGIL BARTON WAS GIVEN A SPECIAL AWARD BY THE FSA FOR SAVING THE LIFE OF ANOTHER PLAYER AT THE DUNEDIN COURTS WHO HAD A HEART ATTACK.
Stan Speaks: Do you remember the Limbo Rock?? Here is a brief description for those who may NOT. Rules: A horizontal bar, known as the limbo bar, is placed atop two vertical bars. All contestants must attempt to go under the bar with their backs facing toward the floor. Whoever knocks the bar off or falls is eliminated from the contest. When passing under the bar, players must bend backwards. No part of their bodies is allowed to touch the bar and no part other than their feet and hands may touch the ground. After everyone has completed their turns, the bar is lowered slightly and the contest continues. The contest ends when only one person can successfully “limbo” under the bar without penalty. The Limbo is normally performed at house parties. To move forward as you lean back, you bounce slightly, with the music. It can, and does, go on for a long time. You start with the Bar high; all who wish to, have a turn, and then the Bar is lowered for the next round. Small amounts of alcohol are recommended! (lol) When Stan and Lois were serving in Cold Lake, Alberta (200 + miles north of Edmonton Alberta) in the early 1960s, we frequently experienced good parties, made better by doing the “Limbo Rock”. My “first wife” did very well!!!
As Wilbur Estes used to say: LIFE IS GOOD!!! It continues to be GOOD, but have not done the Limbo since leaving Cold Lake, Alberta.
Posted by Stan (whoever) on 2018 04 07