In the above flash banner reads: “Concrete Galoshes Day”in the headline. The 3 Photos
are of Concrete Galoshes 08, concrete galoshes 09 and ConcreteGaloshes 2010, The
3 bullet heading read: “What to Do September 5th”, “”Making your own concrete galoshes
forms and History of CGD. There is no mention of CrazyCL.com or CrazyCousinLance
or Crazy Cousin Lance. Raquel Welch or Rose McGowan missing also
If you intend on waiting until the last minute to participate in Concrete Galoshes
Day, It would be best to purchase pre-made forms from a number of places that may
carry plastic storage containers. File and storage boxes work quite well, just ask
cousin Steve, he has used them the last couple of seasons with great results. Otherwise,
cardboard reinforced with packing tape and duct tape on the outside are CCL’s favorite
still. A plastic liner like a grocery store bag, helps to keep the cardboard dry.
In either case, shoes, socks and plastic bags over them has proven to be the way
to go as shoes will still be wearable afterwards. And remember Re-bar is optional.
In the first years we thought that we would drive to a store for beer with our galoshes
on. Not a good Idea, and another bad idea is getting on a boat or going near deep
water... NOT wise. OK?
Although there are many descriptions of Concrete Galoshes Day on various sites that
CCL has, I shall give a brief one here, the main purpose of this September 5th holiday
is to rid Palm Beach County of Hurricanes each year. The power of this day is well
known by the company it keeps, like the Birth of Jesse James and the death of Crazy
Horse. It is also the day the first legal forward pass was thrown. The list goes
on, but the power of this Ritual is un deniable. The act of encasing one’s feet
in concrete shows mother nature our metal and tells her “we're not going anywhere
fast” It seems that the successful completion of this act has some power over the
forces of nature by turning away large storms from our general area. We owe this
day’s suffering to the county and the people in it. So for the most part it is not
fun and is quite uncomfortable to do, but upon completion there is a feeling of calm
and much satisfaction. The human mind is the most powerful thing on this planet
and we intend to use it to it’s fullest.
As September 5th approaches, hurricaneseason begins to ramp-up in South Florida.
The chances of bad weather happening on Concrete Galoshes Day are 50/50. Be prepared
for the worst by having all of your rain gear at the ready. Protect your dry concrete
against premature hardening from rain fall by keeping it in plastic bags until it
is time to mix.
Don’t let a mere storm beat you and allow hurricanes free reign in your area. Remember,
be prepared for the
worst., and never ever give up. I know It will be hard, but you need the right mind
set. Like cousinStevesays “Bring it On!”
This is why he is a founding father in the proud tradition of Concrete Galoshes
Day. Just Imagine what you would do if you could not move from a seat for over 7
hours, how would you prepare for this?
Problems like this shall be addressed on ConcreteGaloshesDay.comduring our pre CGD
discussions. Be sure to ask any questions you wish. BE THERE!
After a successful year at Concrete Galoshes Day, I have to use my Galoshes for something.
In the garden seems to be the favorite. A Flower bed with CG’s is a favorite use.
Also a Ceremonial Circle of Galoshes for BBQ use, Rocks!
Concrete Galoshes Day a September 5th Holiday do CGD on 3rd 5th Day to have CG’s
Other Uses for your Concrete Galoshes
The History of Concrete Galoshes Day
September 5th 2011
Building Your Own Forms
Cement Shoes or Sleep with the Fishes
Re-Bar and Cement Forms & CGD
Not a very good selection of choices, On September 5th, we choose cement shoes or
more accurately, ConcreteShoes. If it rains, we don’t go looking for our cementOvercoat, instead, we grab our Cement Forms, some Re-Bar and have at it. Concrete
Galoshes are in style this Concrete Galoshes Day, which by the way, shares this
Although it is not necessary to put Re-Bar in your Cement Forms when Making your
Cement Shoes, I believe it adds a bit more danger and allows me to make my concrete
galoshes lighter and more strong.
CrazyCL is GREEN when making his CG’s, small, Strong and able to be used in the garden,
they decorate and hold dirt for my garden. For a good strong shoe, I recommend that
a fast acting concrete is used and a minimum of 6 hours of setting time will do a
good job, I prefer 8 hours, just to be sure. If I get my feet in concrete by 5 PM,
1 AM is a good exit time. My industrial, two ply cardboard will make ideal Concrete
Forms, the boxes are layered in packing tape and lined with grocery bags
this year with Labor Day. It is ironic that Cousin Steve and I will be laboring over our new Cement Shoes while others will be relaxing and having their BBQ’s