Did You Know by Kenny Offenther and Stan (Not Telling You Last Name?)

MANY TOURNAMENTS UNTILL THE LATE 1960s DID NOT HAVE A SEPARATE WOMENS DIVISION.

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

 

 

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2 Responses to Did You Know by Kenny Offenther and Stan (Not Telling You Last Name?)

  1. Gary pipher says:

    I like your story on the limbo bar. In your early days I understand you could go under an 18 inch high bar without touching. But now you would probably be satisfied to go under a 48 inch bar. Better still It’s best to have your elbows on top of the ” bar ” with someone pouring you a cool one.

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  2. stanistheman says:

    Either you have a great memory OR I was talking too much. It was “my first wife” who could get under the bar at 18 inches!! I couldn’t even come close to that!!!

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