Friday, December 12, 2008

They Even Have Their Own Honest-to-Goodness Club...

Who knew? Today is National Ding-A-Ling Day, and guess what? There's even a club for it - about 600 members strong.

Yes! You can become a bona-fide, card-carrying member of the National Ding-A-Ling Club, which sponsors this most interesting day. It was founded in 1971, according to

"to promote the idea that a ding-a-ling is a wonderful, loving, intelligent, friendly, and the most desirable kind of person to know...a real bellringer!"

For those who wish to become members, dues are $3. Here is their brick-and-mortar address (I did not find a website for it):

         National Ding-A-Ling Club
         P.O. Box 248
         Melrose Park, IL 60161

New Ding-A-Ling Club members receive: a genuine membership card, button, and bumper sticker. (Oooh! Stuff! I may have to sign up. I do love stuff.) The club also publishes a monthly newsletter, Pealings, which promotes:

"less wiles, more smiles
 less tears, more cheers
 less shove, more love"

Sounds fun to me! And besides, who couldn't use a little more smiles, cheers, and love in their life?