Friday, August 25, 2006

August 25th, 2006.

It’s depressing! I haven’t felt this low since Elvis died. Really.

Baby Boomers have lived long enough now to have experienced numerous losses, but this one is just too hard to take. Pluto has been kicked out of the solar system!

Well, not really. It’s still up there, but it is no longer being called a planet. It seems that a body of learned people (the International Astronomers Union) have declared that Pluto no longer qualifies as a planet. Now it’s being called a dwarf planet.

Jeeze! All our lives good old Pluto has been up there in the number nine spot. No more. What’s next? Will baseball do away with the number nine hitter in the lineup? Will there just be eight hitters followed by a “dwarf hitter?” No. Bill Veeck already tried that. Hey, Pluto has always been there, regardless of when the astronomers discovered it. It’s just been doing its thing for ever. Pluto being Pluto!

Who’s going to tell Mickey?

I just watched one of my favorite movies on TV. It’s entitled “Things Change.” Boy, did they get that one right!

FACT: » The New York Board of Education barred the whipping of children in its schools on March 4, 1908.

Cape Cod seems to hold a lot of fond memories for you both,I hope
your retirement happens for you in
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