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Columbus OH: March of the Longaberger Ladies

 
 
George
 
Reply Fri 4 Aug, 2006 12:16 pm
So anyway, I was in Columbus O for a reunion of guys from a previous
life. Everywhere I went there were ladies with Longaberger baskets.
At the hotel, the elevator door opened and out flowed a stream of them.
"Is this a bowling banquet," I wondered, "or is Roller Derby in town?"
I failed to start up a conversation with them due to my inability to
pronounce "Longaberger." The fact that I was three sheets to the wind
didn't help any.

Who ARE these people?
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 4 Aug, 2006 12:18 pm
YOU WERE IN COLUMBUS AND YOU DIDN'T TELL ME?!

Actually, I was probably out of town at the time.

I have absolutely no idea what's up with the Longawhatever, but I'm a relative newcomer here, still learning the local customs.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 4 Aug, 2006 12:25 pm
Sorry, Soz. It was a pretty intense weekend. Some of these guys I
hadn't seen in mumblety-mumble years.

Many of the local customs seem to revolve around a large red O, don't they?
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 4 Aug, 2006 12:30 pm
And bunches of marijuana leaves.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 4 Aug, 2006 12:37 pm
You mean it wasn't Palm Sunday?
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 4 Aug, 2006 12:43 pm
Quote:
Central Ohio is basket country! The Longaberger Company, headquartered in Newark, Ohio, has a basket presence throughout Newark, Dresden, and surrounding areas.

The Longaberger basketmaking tradition started in 1918, when John Wendell Longaberger took a job with the Dresden Basket Factory. Known as "J.W.", John would lay the foundation for the Longaberger Company as it exists today. source


My SIL went through a stage when she bought hundreds of these things and had them everywhere. They're wicked expensive.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 4 Aug, 2006 12:56 pm
J_B wrote:
...They're wicked expensive.

There's great pun in there somewhere.

I understand the headquarters building is actually shaped like a basket.
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