If you've seen this address and wondered why, there is a method to my madness. In the 1970's somebody coined the phrase "I'm from da Range" to poke fun at the Iron Range dialect. Well, we Rangers took it all in stride and embraced this idea. We proudly wore our T-shirts with the phrase emblazoned across the chest and slapped stickers onto the rusted out bumpers of our homemade El Caminos. Picture if you will, a beat-up old junker with the rear passenger seat and part of the roof removed to create a unique car/truck. Quite ingenious, actually. You might even say the ultimate repurpose.
So, now you know the story behind daranger ( not to be confused with deranged). It's time to get to the point of this short history lesson. I'm embracing my Range roots and hosting a Minnesota Iron Range themed Christmas giveaway. Without further ado, let me introduce you to the prize.
Before I finish this post, I have a few disclosures to make.
- Lena does have those button eyes, so she is definitely not a toy for small children.
- She has already picked up the Range dialect, but don't worry, I've been working with her.
Me: Now Lena, you must remember to say yes, not yaw, and no instead of nope. Got it?
Lena: You betcha.
As Uncle Uno always said, "You can take da Ranger outa da Range, but you can't take da Range outa da Ranger."
Lena's got her suitcase packed and she's ready to go!
To enter this drawing, simply leave me a comment to this post. If you are reading this post, you are eligible to enter! The random drawing will take place on Sunday, December 18. Alrighty then, let the game begin!
My name is Vickie and I'm from da Range.