Friday, October 6, 2017

Two rolls in one day !

The collection continues to grow. Roll number 76 -  This summer Barb Folley's grandchildren from Greenfield, WI came to visit. Barb brought them to Darlington to see the log cabin I was building. One thing lead to another and I showed them the World Duct Tape collection and explained the Challenge Coins I give to anyone that gets a roll for the collection. They said that their neighbors Pero and Stoya Lakic were from Serbia and were going back for a relatives wedding soon. Kya and Griffin (Barbs grandchildren) talked to their neighbors and got this roll from Serbia for the collection.

Barb Foley with the roll from Serbia and the engraved Challenge Duct Tape coin.

The very same day, in the mail, I got a package from Dr. Barb Rothlisberg from Merrill, WI.

I had a good feeling about this being Duct Tape...

And sure enough it was. Maybe not the gray type that we are used to but close enough. The yellow one in front will be put on the map and the others stored. You can see the World Duct Tape coin and a list of rolls in the collection in the picture. I will send the coin out to Dr. Barb as soon as I finish this posting. To see the list of rolls I have in the collection to date click on this link.

Two rolls on the same day! This roll/s were bought by Winnie Mucherah, Phd. Professor of Psychology at Ball State Univ. for 180 KES ( $1.75) (Kenyan Shelling  1 USD = 103 KES  1 KES = .009 USD) Winnie knows Dr. Barb Rothlesberg, a fellow professor. Barb is the sister of George Rothlisberg in Merrill, WI. I know George from working with him in the 70's at Darlington HS. And that's the story of roll #77 from Kenya.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Duct Tape from Malta

And the story goes:

Roll number 75 is from Malta. So in March of 2017 the word goes out that the Timber Framers Guild is going to build a 90 foot bridge at this years conference being held in Madison, Wisconsin and they are looking for help. As a member and having a keen interest in bridge building I get involved and help out.

To check out the bridge project here is a link and go to the 5/23/17 post

The bridge designer Richard Latrobe-Bateman from England and his son Will are in Madison and while working on the bridge we get to talking about the World Duct Tape Collection. Imagine that! Will says that he is going to friends wedding in Malta in a few weeks and he will get a roll for the collection. When he gets to he castle (no kidding) he remembers the duct tape mission but everything is closed. But resourceful person that Will is he sees the DJ at the wedding reception using duct tape to hold down his wiring and Will makes a connection to secure the roll and a new friend. Great story Will and thanks for adding roll #75 to the collection. To see the list of all the rolls I have to date click on this link.

Maybe you or someone you know can get a roll for the collection and send it to me. When I get your roll I will send you one of the 1 in 200 red brass coins pictured above. It will be engraved with the countries name, date and roll number.