Monthly Archives: February 2014

My Obituary

No, no, I did not die!  Not even close.  But I did write my obituary—be prepared and all that—for future use.  My survivors only have to email it off to the newspapers, if there still are such things.  I hope … Continue reading

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Lansdowne High School, Graduating Class of 1920

This is the full Lansdowne High School graduating class of 1920, all holding their brand new diplomas.  (Click to enlarge.)  The first rows are neatly arranged boy-girl, boy-girl, ankles crossed left-over-right (some guys never learn left from right) and the … Continue reading

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Lansdowne High School, Class of 1926

Recognize anyone in this photo from 1926?  (Click on photo to enlarge, and again for additional enlargement.)  My mom is sitting on the grass in the front row, second from the right (like the hat, Mom).  Note the same guy … Continue reading

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More On Old Men . . . and Women

Another gem from Roger Angell’s article in The New Yorker that I left out of the previous posting (it was getting too long) was an observation I am already seeing. (Remember, he is in his 90s, well ahead of us … Continue reading

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Another Old Man

“This Old Man,” by Roger Angell, The New Yorker, February 17 & 24, 2014. Roger Angell has been a favorite author of mine for many years in The New Yorker where he has been a writer and fiction editor.  Many … Continue reading

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Gotcha! Ads

88 Year Old Yoga Teacher Shares Her Secret Behind Limitless Energy!!! This headline—with this photo underneath—in an ad for a nutritional supplement, appeared on my computer screen.  I was insulted.  Did they really think I would believe this?  Would anyone?  … Continue reading

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The Old-New Old Age

Now that medical advances have extended our later years, what is the best way to spend them?  asks mid-70s Daniel Klein in a Wall Street Journal article (co-author of a bestselling book, Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar. … Continue reading

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