same ole’ story !.
Pembine, Wi – November, 2010
Every year, the third week of November, a large magnet is energized by the Wis. Dept. of Natural Resources that seems to draw approximately 600,000 hunters into Wisconsin’s woods at various times – during “THE Annual Deer Hunt.”
Some participants lodge at Posh Resorts & motels. Others have their favorite hideaway they’ve been using for 70 + years. Sometimes three, four & sometimes five generations of families and friends meet once a year at these cabins for the annual deer hunt.
I know of one individual, PK, who hasn’t shot a deer in 55 years. His 30-30 rifle was pilfered from back of truck in 1973. Just hasn’t gotten around to buying another American Made 30-30 lever action open site Winchester.
However he likes doing dishes, cutting fire wood plus creating flavorsome chili.
His favorite grilled steaks are smoked and gently burned with pine cones, needles plus pine bows soaked 5 hrs. in water. He’s never had a complaint in 55 years. “Hearty eating” is what he declares.
No compressed chunks of sawdust- [Kingsford, Mi. product]- soaked with diesel fuel and painted black – [charcoal] - or the “pure” diesel fuel oil from a tin can called “starting fluid.” It mite help facilitate painless bowel movements, however provides nothing for taste, especially when you belch a couple times!
All eager eaters have smiles on their face when finished eating.
November — 2010 I met up with a young “first time deer hunter” JL who had just purchased a Flourescent Orange Deer Hunting shirt in Green Bay, Wi. on his travels north from city of Milwaukee. He and another member of the group left early the next a.m. (Friday) for a look/see what was happening in the northern forests of Wisconsin where they would hold an early Saturday a.m. "watch vigil" ‘till they couldn’t stand the cold weather any longer, got bored, fell asleep or seldom were fortunate to harvest a four legged animal, brownish 2” fur, 45 to 200 lbs., size of German Shepherd dog [woof . . woof] or yearling heifer (cow) [mooo] some with antlers (horns), some with “bald heads” - referred to as “Bambi” or “Bambette.” [What Santa Claus uses to fly around the world delivering presents – Dec. 24 th – every year.]
Returning from the look/see on Friday p.m. JL was quite upset when he noticed that two of six buttons on his newly purchased shirt, [Fleet Farm store, Green Bay, Wi.] used four hours, one button hanging by three threads – the other by one thread – both about to fall off.
Not a needle or thread existed in this 100+ years old of yore cabin [frontier farm house.] I don’t think anyone present knew how or wanted to learn how to thread a needle let alone do the push/pull – up/down thru button holes and cloth with a three foot length of double stranded threads.
After listening to JL’s vociferations for 5 minutes I handed him a knife and suggested he cut all six buttons off shirt while I go out to truck and retrieve length of
Upon returning JL is sitting - just staring at his “4 hour old” shirt with 1 button hanging on one thread and other by three threads.
I tossed wire onto table and said this is how we’ll fix ur’ buttons.
JL had choice words about button wire
that will NOT appear here.
He cut 6 buttons off shirt immediately.
I attached the first (top) button. JL did same for #2 which took 12 minutes. Then did the next four in 15 minutes.
Wasn’t any doubt in JL’s and a couple other minds. This is the only way to attach buttons onto shirts.
logger – merchandiser
SHIRT BUTTON WIRED kit
bottle of beer —
80 days = 250 kits
“I’ll carry more kits on travels”
– Northern Wisconsin –
Community groups have pursued Fund Raising Events for many years offering popcorn, cookies, writing pens, bracelets, caramel covered apples etc.
This might be the year for a change of commodity offered. A quaint, plus very functional item that performs a lasting effect allowing millions of persons to help themselves reattach 19 buttons for less than $ .20 cents each.
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– Users –
Guide Dog Trainers
Knights of the Open Road
Riders of the Open Road
feed back . . .
110 Sew Kits –
Haven’t lost any buttons in two years. Other persons I know who have this sew kit – NO problems with buttons
EXCEPT ONE – me!
“Dog chewed shirt button off, however, wire did not break!.”
U. S. Postal System –
Eight shirts with one
or more buttons
All shirts back
HUGE market — Twenty – forty-five years old.
Never have/had time to learn how to thread a needle.
Too busy “texting”, playing / watching TV sports . . . or ??
train Artisans to become
First day classroom training = 1 hr. reviewing instruction and attaching button(s) to shirt, vest or sash.
Picture instructions. incl. w/sew kit.
Why not expand artisans education just a bit more
and do role playing ?
Second day 1.5 hrs. One on one buyer/seller training.
Over night participants
have time to contemplate questions/answers
while role playing
All members and camp counselors participate – sales / buyer roles
experience for all –
they’ll never forget!
Organization committed to
2012 Fund Raising?
. . a quaint,
. . . new generation won’t have to seek out older generation to solve everyday dilemmas.
. . .
can be large concern.
Camp staff will be
comments by —
shirt laundry users
. . .and the
can anyone recommend a place close to 5th Ave and 3rd St. that does reliable cleaning and pressing of men's dress shirts,
the buttons . . .
shouldn't be too much to ask.
. . . buttons were strewn
sides of the floor.
offered to even
sew them back on
. . .
. . . we cannot be responsible for shrinkage,
process . . .
. . . 2nd Rate store.
Wow ...I was told NY
was such a
hip/cutting edge town. .
. . . it's
They are either careless when they use them
or they're old and
need new padding.