More than a mouthful of Parrot Head Tales
The GULP is the St MinneSomePlace in Paradise Parrot Head Club, Inc. newsletter. It is published periodically to report all the stories we love to tell about our Parrot Head adventures....and more!
THE NAME: "The GULP"
In case you hadn't heard the origination of the club's newsletter's title (The GULP), here's a little history lesson. Back in late 1994, during the initial days and weeks of organizing the club, I was told a newsletter was an essential part of the administrative obligations. But what to call it? Other clubs simply called them "newsletters". I thought a little more creativity should be applied. So, what's the primary catalyst for a task like this that is common to all Parrot Heads in need? Well, tequila, of course. I happened to be sitting alone one night in a pub in Madison, WI, having a margarita, thinking about this newsletter title. The margarita was served in a rather large goblet printed with "GULP of Mexico". I proceeded to drink that margarita. Hmmmmm. The GULP.... a mouthful. Another drink. Hmmmm, More than a mouthful. And anudder. Hmmmmmmmmm. The GULP....More than a mouthful of Parrot Head tales! That's it! I stole the glass and still have it in my treasure chest of club memorabilia. That's my story, and I am sticking to it!
Jerry Shea, Founder
To read the stories we love to tell, check out the periodic editions
of the GULP linked to this page.