View Full Version : Congratulatons LRO!

04-01-2007, 07:14 PM
Well, I guess it's a little strange for most of us, but you guys have to do what you have to do. Congrats on letting WalMart buy the land the shop is on. I heard the bank was going to and a few houses behind you. I bet you guys got a mint. Byron said yesterday that you were seriously thinking about moving the shop to Knoxville? Just means I'll have to drive further to go to my favorite flyshop. I'm sure Walmart will have some stuff, but nothing like LRO of course.

Anyway, I guess Townsend won't be so small anymore after this. I never thought they'd let Walmart come in there and turn it into another Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg.

Anyway, nothing complaining about it will do now I guess.

Are you guys going to have a moving sale? I could use a new rod or two if you are. I've about broken every one I have trying to cast this big ole fly today that i was fishin' with....it was a #2 APRFLS caddis. Oh, I just remembered, I'm gonna need some of that E.L.F. repellant too. They about worked me over today trying to catch my #2 caddis and eat it. Pesky little guys. . .

Paula Begley
04-02-2007, 07:41 AM

HAHAHAHA! April Fool! Boy did you ever pick a good one to be unlikely! WALMART?

Good one, though...:) Thanks for playing along with E.L.F.;) I was remembering the Heartland Series *Elf Release* April Fool! :cool:


04-02-2007, 07:48 AM
and did this happen on April 1st?????? April Fooooooooooo........ I can't bring myself to say it for fear that there may be a tiny thread of truth......

(can I get some help with a Go Bucks??)

04-06-2007, 09:45 PM
Well, we must have a pretty smart crew around here - maybe if I'd said Kroger? No one bit! Oh well. there's always next year!

04-07-2007, 01:38 AM
maybe if you would've said that they'd sold the business to bass pro. anyone notice that the quaint Little River Village campground is now a KOA? enjoy it all while it lasts. I hate to be grim about it, but pigeon forge is reaching maximum capacity. before you know it they'll be opening up corporate pancake house restaurants and giving timeshare tours in townsend. I'm only 25 and I can remember as a child when the only thing in sevierville was a little place where you could get this bear in a cage to drink a coke in a glass bottle. 20 years...wow does it look different now. It saddens me to think of what townsend might look like in 20 years. the big 4 lane road through "the quiet side" is already paved.

Dancing Bear
04-07-2007, 05:39 AM
Oh, I bit alright. I actually got down to the second paragraph before I realized what a chump I was! I was at work when I read it and couldn't reply. It's sad when a man falls for such at my age...

Paula Begley
04-07-2007, 10:08 AM
Oh well. there's always next year!

heh...there certainly IS...she says with an evil grin! :)

And a plan is already in place. Oh, boy...it's gonna be good! :)

Inspiration direct from Sarah from Seattle...and she is has a wicked sense of humor! :)


04-07-2007, 10:54 AM
Now, for a REAL April Fools joke...that really isn't a joke...

Today, y'all are getting snow - while that might be a bit unusual for April for your area, it isn't unprecedented....but listen to this - down here we might get SLEET tomorrow morning. That's right - here in Le Grande Republique du Bannanas a la Louisiane, we might get some frozen precipitation ON EASTER. Everything's been green for over a month now - the azalias have finished blooming, my roses in the backyard are blooming - and we're getting SLEET tomorrow.

I think we're living the old chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times".

Gerry Romer
04-07-2007, 02:02 PM
I believe it was Easter Sunday 1985 that I woke up and went outside and measured 12 inches of snow in my front yard in West Maryville. So it's not like this has never happened before... I've got a picture of it somewhere.


04-07-2007, 10:32 PM
gerry, which winter is this? dogwood winter?

Paula Begley
04-08-2007, 08:53 AM

The various *winters* coincide with what is blooming at the time. So, this is Dogwood Winter.

Blackberry winter will be a cold spell that occurs when the blackberry brambles are blooming.

Least wise, that's what I've always known. :)


04-08-2007, 09:35 AM
read opening message---became distraught--
1)Thanks for the lightening fast heartburn you caused--I am out of Mylanta--am pretty sure it would have turned into LRO diarrhea as day went on--
2)Thanks for almost sending me into a valium bottle(they say it is lonely in there)for help and consolation--
Your april fools gave me intense heartburn and almost sent me into drug addiction---i felt grief and rage---I wanted to drown some kittens,shoot some puppies---where's my assault rifle?!!!!and I am jealous,yes jealous,cause thats the best doggone April Fools I have heard in a long time--HAHAHAHAHA---Like the song said---Hey You Really Got Me Now---

04-08-2007, 12:03 PM
Ok...then it must be "blackberry winter" down here now, because they're all in bloom right now - in fact, I made a conscious effort to leave a few of them intact in the backyard the other day when I was cutting the grass - I love blackberries; when I was a kid, we munched on them as we fished.

There were a few reports of frozen precipitation around here...again, it's hard to believe it's April. However, by next weekend, it will be in the 80s here again...speaking of which, if the forecast holds, we'll be up there - I want the girls to have a shot at catching a "real" trout, particularly on a dry.

Gerry Romer
04-08-2007, 04:52 PM
gerry, which winter is this? dogwood winter?

As Paula said, these springtime cooldowns coincide with specific, local, natural events. Next up will be Blackberry Winter which coincides with the local balckberry crop blooming. Then we'll have another brief cooldown when the whippoorwills start singing in the evenings. I've heard mention of another one - Stooksbury Winter - but I have yet to find any specifics about it.:confused:


04-08-2007, 07:01 PM
i know the whole stooksbury winter thing's kinda funny, but if you seriously want to figure it out, that article was printed in the news sentinel, written by carson brewer I believe and is archived at the UT library in a collection of his articles. it is not accessible online, but if you'd call the library I bet they'd let you read it. also, the news sentinel may have it archived.