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?
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.
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?
And bunches of marijuana leaves.
You mean it wasn't Palm Sunday?
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.
...They're wicked expensive.
There's great pun in there somewhere.
I understand the headquarters building is actually shaped like a basket.