Marty and Eric have gone on their way after helping their old man install a new antenna with a remote controlled rotator. Once finished, Marty told Eric that the two of them could be happy that they helped me get into the fifties with this new antenna and the rotator. Reminds me of getting a telephone at our cabin along the Lost River back in 1986 after going without for over ten years: our two youngest had no idea what to do with a telephone in the house. Also reminds me of the earlier funnies today, the Pope and his less restrictive latin masses. Old sometimes can be very good; also sometimes not so very good.
Big crowd at the golf course this morning; people taking advantage of the cooler part of the day. I roamed around just a little bit, saying hello to the likes of John and Judy Walker with grandson Alex, April and Max Brown, Doug Denson, Allen Swayze, Tim Miller and Dale DeLong. Others. A whole bunch of Lynchs. Slow golfing but fun being out in the sun and with so many people having a common passion: whacking a small sphere around with a crooked stick.
War and Peace
NYT has a long editorial calling for an end to the folly. The whole thing is worth reading so go do that and let me reduce any building tension you might get by giving you the ending paragraphs here:
"...President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have used demagoguery and fear to quell Americans’ demands for an end to this war. They say withdrawing will create bloodshed and chaos and encourage terrorists. Actually, all of that has already happened — the result of this unnecessary invasion and the incompetent management of this war.
This country faces a choice. We can go on allowing Mr. Bush to drag out this war without end or purpose. Or we can insist that American troops are withdrawn as quickly and safely as we can manage — with as much effort as possible to stop the chaos from spreading..."
Of course you know that the NYT is a left wing voice machine spewing liberal propaganda. Forewarned is forearmed.
Stricker and KJ Choi were leading at Tiger's tournament last time I checked in; Tiger limping in several strokes behind them.
Learned yesterday the Arvin Outing, which was cut short by rain, lightning, and thunder storms Thursday afternoon and evening, has a winner. By golly if it all didn't turn out right in the end after all. The Dan Steiner Team of Dan, Brent Courter, Dan Graber and myself was declared the winner at -3 with a birdie on hole #11 being decisive. That birdie belonged to Dan Graber: his drive, his approach, his putt. The rest of us stood around and applauded. Good news for the good guys. Congrats to my fellow golfers.
Will be heading to the golf course directly and getting the Community and USG League data compiled and online. In the Community League, Bob Norris and Clyde Wake are being chased by a bunch of other teams; do they get caught this week? Clinton Burch and Stephen Bradley could catch them, as could Jeff Brookshire and Justin Seal. Wilma Bateman stands tall in the individual competition and could be caught by a host of other eager golfers. We'll find out here in just a little bit.
Reminder: Senior League is hosting a Fun Tournament this Thursday. All are welcome to the 18 hole event. We will choose up teams at 7:45 and start the games at 8 o'clock. It's all followed with a pitch-in luncheon.
So it goes.