Indian Summer is one last chance to enjoy summer and prepare for winter.
Summerset, SD – It’s what many in our area have long been waiting and hoping for, and now it’s finally arriving: Indian Summer!
For any employed workers who are lucky enough to have some extra vacation days, it’s a chance to get some final sun on one’s face while perhaps sipping an adult beverage out on the deck.
After we’ve already had a killing frost (and a winter storm), it’s one final time to breathe the last of the warm summer air before heading into the long and dark cold winter months.
The old politically incorrect name for it is Indian Summer while the new hip PC term is now Global Warming.
Indian Summer originally got its name from an old 1919 song by Victor Herbert which helped remind the Indians to get out and add some extra layers of warmth to the outside of their teepees while doing their good-bye dance to summer and happily celebrating a temporary postponement of winter.
Today, it’s more of a chance to tidy up the hoses, get down the snow shovels, put up your Christmas lights, and for street crews to quickly finish up all those road construction projects.
Fargo, ND – A city-wide bocce ball tournament will be held as a fund raiser for the personal gain of its organizers.
With an entrance fee of only $50, the tournament could raise approximately $6.5 million if enough people sign up to fill the single-elimination tournament’s giant bracket of 131,072 contestants.
After eight rounds of highly competitive bocce ball, the surviving 512 players will battle it out for another eight rounds, to get down to the final two contestants.
After 17 total rounds of bocce ball games (each to 16 points), a Fargo Bocce Ball Champion will be crowned.
Prizes, if any, have not yet been determined. First prize could possibly be a trip to Grand Forks (no expenses paid). Second prize could possibly be two trips to Grand Forks (no expenses paid), and so on, and so forth.
Moorhead, MN – A new recent archaeological finding shows that cavemen played the Bean Bag Toss game.
This ever-popular game is also called CornHole since bags of corn were used by cavemen during times of abundant harvest to glorify their gods.
Early Game expert Minga Tortendorf says this latest discovery just outside of Moorhead, Minnesota is very important.
“It shows that early cavemen and cavewomen played the Bean Bag Toss game just as we do today” she explains.
“This is the first real evidence that we have of early humans actually playing any type of games.”
The next time you and your family, friends, or co-workers are playing CornHole (or as some simply call it: CornHolio), just imagine the earliest settlers played the exact same game way back around 42,000 B.C.
Minga’s closing thoughts: “By playing CornHolio, it sadly shows that in some ways we have not progressed much at all from Cro-Magnon days. If you really want to show how much we’ve advanced since the dawn of life, perhaps consider having a Bocce Ball tournament, or at least go fly a kite like Thomas Edison for heaven’s sake!”