Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon And History Of The Wagon Wheel
Saturday morning is prime time to bring buyers and sellers together.
One radio program that is about you and your needs is The Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon. Every Saturday morning we open up the phone lines and invite you to call in and list for sale the items you no longer need but still have value. It's want ads on the radio and you never know what will be listed.
THE BIG QUESTION
We ask all our callers a poll question before they list their items. It lets us get to know our callers a little better and provides a theme for the show.
Saturday was the annual West Texas A&M Wagon Wheel game against Eastern New Mexico. The rivals play every year and up for grabs during the game is possession of the Wagon Wheel, an authentic wagon wheel.
Each player gets to keep the Wagon Wheel for a short time. It got us to wondering where they would put it. Since we couldn't ask them, we asked you.
Where would you put the Wagon Wheel?
Answers included the living room, man cave, patio, front yard, on a wagon, pickup bumper, in a tree, the gazebo, and tossing it on I-40.
Unfortunately WT lost their game Saturday night and the Greyhounds now have possession of the Wagon Wheel.
We bring you the rules of the program at the beginning of each hour. It serves to bring new people into the fold and reminds seasoned veterans how the show works and what is expected. Along with the five regular rules, I always bring you a special Rule #6.
Like so many things in this world, Facebook isn't an inherently bad thing. It can be both good and bad depending on how it's used. I've noticed an annoying trend on Facebook lately.
For those without an account, when you post an update to Facebook you have the option to "tag" the post or picture with relevant friends names. Of course, if they are your friend they probably will see the post anyway but tagging them initiates a message letting them know of the tagging.
I have a few friends who are in the bad habit of tagging their spouse or significant other in an update and no one else. In other words, they published a post relevant only to their partner, yet they are forcing everyone on the friends list to endure it. This is like a public display of affection or a PDA. You might as well cram your tongue down your partner's throat while standing in the check out line.
Rule #6: Facebook tagging your spouse of significant other is the PDA of the 20th century. Don't do it.
And no necking in public either. That's gross.
WAGON WHEEL MYTHS & LEGENDS
We had a special, extra feature during Trade-A-Thon last Saturday. Being Wagon Wheel Saturday we thought we'd pull back the curtain on the hazy past of the Wagon Wheel and expose people to some of the myths associated with it and list some of the totally true legends surrounding it.
IN 1992 THE WAGON WHEEL CO-STARED OPPOSITE CLINT EASTWOOD AND MORGAN FREEMAN IN THE WESTERN, “UNFORGIVEN”.
IF YOU HOLD THE WAGON WHEEL UP TO YOUR EAR YOU CAN SMELL THE FEEDLOTS IN HEREFORD.
AS A CHILD THE WAGON WHEEL HOPED TO GROW UP TO BE A STEEL BELTED RADIAL.
THE WAGON WHEEL WAS USED BY THE DONNER PARTY TO DRY MEAT.
TUCKER YELLDELL ORIGINALLY DUG IT UP THE WAGON WHEEL THE EARLY 1800’S WHEN EXCAVATING FOR THE CIVIC CENTER.
IT’S A STANLEY MARSH SCULPTURE CALLED “THE SQUARE”
THE AXEL HOLE CAN HOLD A 6 OUNCE SHOT OF WHISKEY.
DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION THE WAGON WHEEL WAS GIVEN TO A WOMAN AS AN ENGAGEMENT RING.
WAS THE RIGHT FRONT WHEEL OF THE FIRST MULTI-PURPOSE EXCURSION WAGON, OR M-PEW. IT WAS TO HAUL MANY DIFFERENT LOADS BUT WAS ONLY USED TO SHIP BASEBALLS TO THE COMANCHES IN PALO DURO CANTON.
THE WHEEL WAS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED ON A WAGON IN CHINA AND IS THE TEMPORARY TOY TIRE, NOT MEANT TO BE RUN OVER 2 ½ MILES PER HOUR FOR A MAXIMUM OF 3 MILES.
See you next Saturday for another Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon!