The following are just short little items which I don't feel deserve a whole post. I will be adding to this post as these "Little Short Things" come to mind.
I once drove a train. Uncle Tom worked for the Boston & Maine Railroad. One night when I was about 10 Dad & I visited him at work and he had to move a self-powered passeinger car across the switching yard. I got to set in the Engineer's seat and control the throttle. Uncle Tom had his foot on the "Dead Man's Pedal."
At 48, Julius Boros was the oldest golfer ever to win a Major. The next oldest was Jerry Barber at 45.
Tiger Woods hasn't won a Major since 2008. He will be the same age Boros was when Boros won his last Major when he plays the Masters in 2024. So as of August 2013, if he can win a Major when he is as old as Boros was, he has 41 Majors left to win the four that he needs to match Jack Nicklaus's total of 18. To do this he has to win about 10% of the next 41 Majors. Is it possible?
When Woods plays in the PGA Championship in 2020 he will be the same age Barber was when he won his Major title. So as of July 2013, if he can win a Major when he is as old as Barber was, he has 32 Majors left to win the four that he needs to match Jack Nicklaus' total of 18. To do this he has to win about 12% of the next 32 Majors. Is it possible?
As of July 2013, there have been 70 majors since Tiger turned professional. He has won 14 of these (20%).
When you were starting to get on her nerves a bit. "I'm going to cloud up and rain all over you!"
When there was lightning or you'd pretend to be a monster: "Oh! That scares me and I ain't afraid of nothing!"
I had a friend who played football at Notre Dame for Knute Rockne and who was in the locker room for the "Win one for the Gipper" speech.
|Manny in 1929|
We used to go there pretty often to give fire prevention and nature talks and I got to know him pretty well. He was an entertaining storyteller and loved to talk about his adventures in football and things that had happened at the camp in the past.
When you work outdoors as a Ranger and Ski Instructor, as I did for most of my life, you are very aware of the weather and the change of seasons.
Rangers have a very precise way of determining when the various seasons begin. Summer begins the first day that you decide to eat your lunch in the shade instead of sitting in the sun. Fall begins the day you decide to sit in the sun while eating your lunch, instead of the shade.
Winter’s first day is when you decide to sit inside your vehicle to eat lunch. And Spring begins when you think sitting outside in the sun feels better than staying the vehicle.
|Guided by Voices|
Bob is more than seven years younger than me, so I really don't know him well. They lived just a few miles south of us, off of Dixie Drive (his Mom & Dad still live in the same house) and our families visited one another often, but we rarely interacted. I haven't listened to much of his music -- so I can't say I'm an expert -- but I have liked very few of the ones I've heard.