Murdo Girl…Don’t miss the Murdo blowout!

I promised a party and I always keep my promises, so let’s have some fun!

What: A Good Time in Murdo

When: Wednesday

Where: In the Harold Thune Auditorium on the Jerald Applebee floor



Every Murdoite from the youngest to the oldest is chocked full of excitement about the upcoming blowout at the Harold Thune Auditorium. Mr. Applebee has been cleaning his floor all week and boy does it shine! Good work Coach. Mr. Palmer has changed out all the light bulbs in the crow’s nest, so everyone should be able to toot their horns and beat those drums with amazing accuracy. There’s nothing better than a band that can see.


I’m bringing homemade popcorn
I’m Murdo Girl and Billy’s Mom and I’m proud as punch

There will be so many children’s activities, the little ones will run Mom and Dad absolutely ragged. To name a few, there’ll be piggy back rides, on the backs of the basketball team, bobbing for lemons in a tub full of free water donated by Murdo Wall Drug, and lemons from Sanderson’s store.  We’ll have pin the tail on the Coyote, and the Queen has offered to be in charge of the pony rides in the parking lot.


We know that the little darlings can get away from you sometimes, so Deputy Fife has set up a “Nip it in the Bud” stand where you can go and holler for your kid on the megaphone. He will also be lurking around incognito. That way if he spots trouble brewing, he can nip it in the bud. Murdo Girl will be assisting him when needed.

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For adult entertainment, there will be a twist off. This is for men and women under 40. The older people should not participate. It’s hard on your core to twist like that. For the geriatric crowd, there will be a place reserved in the SW corner of the auditorium where you are welcome to dance the tango if you’d like. Hopefully, it will be one of your good days. A single plastic rose will be provided for as long as the supply lasts. Some like to hold a flower in their teeth when they dance. One rose per couple please. Unless you can twist and tango to patriotic music, you’ll have to wait until the glee club is finished and the band starts to play.

40 and above only please

Under 40 welcome

I borrowed these photos from Judy Dykstra Brown’s blog, Lifelessons. I’ll give them back Judy.

We are committed to using every square inch of space in the auditorium. As previously mentioned, The girls glee club will be on the stage. They will be singing a series of patriotic songs. You won’t be able to see their performance because the curtain will be closed. We decided that we wanted the singing to be subtle and kind of drifting in the air. Having the curtains closed will promote the atmosphere we’re shooting for.


Speaking of shooting..When the glee club takes a break, there will be a shoot the basketball contest. You have to shoot from the free throw line. Five out of five baskets will get you a prize. It will most likely be a lemon meringue pie from Mack’s Cafe. Four out of five gets you a box of Millionaire candy from The Murdo Wall Drug Store. Ever since all the Wall Drug signs were moved to direct the tourists to Murdo, the store has become pretty flush and they wish to share their wealth.

These boys will be on hand to sign autographs.

 In the girl’s locker room, Madame Queen will be telling your fortunes. She recently obtained a Certificate in Fortune Telling from the School of Mediums in New Underwood. I’ve heard she’s extremely accurate. She will tell you anything you want to know without even asking any questions. Consult Madame Queen on love, marriage, wills, and power’s of attorney. She will succeed where others have failed. She will even review your blood work if you want her to. Your reading will be private and confidential. A line will be formed at the top of the stairs, by the back door. If we have to, we’ll even rope off an area so people don’t try to cut in.

I thought I was in charge of the pony rides

The mega talented Photographic drawer, Sherri Miller will be in the boy’s locker room where for a nominal fee, she will draw your photograph. If you’d like, you can contact her early and show her what colors you’ll be wearing. That way, she can pick up the pencil that most closely matches your outfit, at The Gambles store on her way over.

Has the Queen seen this Sherri?


A few housekeeping matters

Just to avoid confusion, males and females will be allowed in both locker rooms for this event.

Parking will be tight, so walk if you’re able. Some of you live real close.

Now…Have yourself a ball!!

16 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Don’t miss the Murdo blowout!

  1. lifelessons July 12, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Extra special event scheduled for Murdo Girl. Shhh. Don’t tell! Can you fit us in????

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      • lifelessons July 17, 2016 / 5:58 pm

        Nope.. back in Sheridan. We left Sunday morning bright and early. Groan. Wasn’t it fun? My camera froze so I couldn’t get photos and all my photos of the parade are stuck on an SD card..Why weren’t YOU throwing candy, Murdo Girl? Tsk tsk.

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  2. Mary Francis McNinch July 12, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    I thought the Queen looked cute! You can always make them put their face on the paper and draw an outline. You’ll do fine!

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    • Sherri Miller July 12, 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Great idea! Who needs Barney!!!

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  3. sanjuan831 July 12, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Funny episode. Yes! Saw Aunt Loretta right in the middle of crowd pic! Who used to call her “Retta”?


  4. Sherri Miller July 12, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    My pencil(s) will be sharpened and ready to go. I just need to learn how to draw by Wednesday! Guess I forgot to mention that little tid bit when applying for the job. May need Barney to nip this one in the bud! Another great one, Murdo Girl!

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  5. countrygirl57 July 12, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Excitement is mounting. Can’t wait for the after-party stories!!😊😊😊

    Sent from my iPhone


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  6. grinchy44 July 12, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    Just read the last three. They were great! I am still shaking over driving up the down ramp. You are so lucky to be alive.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch July 12, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Someone told Josephine’s granddaughter about it and she showed it to Josephine. She said it made her day and she loved it! of those near death experiences.

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  7. scoper07 July 12, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    What a funny piece Murdo Girl!! I’m bringing my blood work results for sure. I thought medicine was an inexact science but it seems I am mistaken. I just hope I don’t get in the wrong line. Once again thank you for the laugh out loud moment. I think I woke everyone in the nursing home though.

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