SeaWolves, Mail by Missile and More Crazy Facts

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Hmmm….now that is speedy mail. It took me 3 weeks to get a card from Indiana!

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Pictures are worth 1000 words and I guess they protect things as well!

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Aww! I only had 1 guinea pig when I was little maybe thats why he squealed at night.

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They feel the magic of the sea too!

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Sounds like something Harriet Oleson would do!

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I looked this up and found out more about it. There was a movie made about it. She was a WaffleHouse waitress and the man was always buying lottery tickets for all the waitresses. There was a verbal agreement with all the waitresses and the customer that if any of them won big they would split it with the other waitresses and buy the man a new truck. She won 10 million dollars but did not want to share it and she won in court since nothing was ever written down. Once again I will never understand some people!

48 thoughts on “SeaWolves, Mail by Missile and More Crazy Facts

  1. Joy, poor waitress. The patron made a valueless tip until it wasn’t, then it was his. Fellow workers wanted their share, which at least is more understandable, as often credit card tips are shared across all restaurant workers, but it is only because the money was there. Then, the IRS gives her headaches. You just can’t win. The solution has always been anonymous lottery winners. It is not unusual for a known winner to be pestered until the money is gone. Keith

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    • Its not worth winning is it!
      But I did feel bad for her til I read more. If they really had all.made that verbal agreement then that was wrong for her not to keep her word.
      But yes, winners can get given a real hard time. I will never win, so will just be up front now, don’t expect money from me. LOL! I don’t play and I do think that is a requirement in order to have a chance at winning. πŸ™‚

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        • The movie was based on a real life incident, but not the $10 million win:

          In 1984, Phyllis Penzo was a waitress at a pizzeria commonly frequented by Yonkers, New York police officers. In March of that year, Officer Robert Cunningham, a regular patron and longtime friend of Penzo, suggested that the two split a lottery ticket, each of them choosing three of the six numbers, in lieu of his leaving her a tip. Penzo agreed, and though she subsequently forgot about it, when Cunningham discovered that the ticket had won a $6 million prize, he honored their verbal agreement and split the money evenly with Penzo.[2]

          Beyond this basic premise, the film is entirely fictional, with the backgrounds of the film’s characters and the events depicted in the film subsequent to their lottery win bearing no resemblance to the actual lives of Penzo and Cunningham. As a result, neither Penzo nor Cunningham were required to authorize the film, nor were they entitled to collect royalties from its proceeds.[4] The closing credits of the film include a disclaimer stating that although the film was inspired by actual events, at the time of production both Penzo and Cunningham were happily married to their respective spouses.

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