The Slice: It’s never too late to start worrying
Is not having experienced a midlife crisis something a person should worry about?
Let’s move on.
Asked and answered: Marilyn Hall was in the Denver airport when she saw a boy she guessed to be about 3 or 4 running down a jetway toward a Spokane-bound plane. The boy’s grandparents called for him to stop. He did.
Perhaps to keep him occupied for a moment, a young woman nearby asked the boy if he was flying today.
“No,” he said. “I’m just sitting today.”
Personal goals for November: “Shoot a round of golf below 80 before the snow gets here,” wrote Tim Gaines. “Oh yeah, then I’ll get after those leaves.”
The prospects for backyard ice rinks this winter: Marilyn Kile said she does not think they are very good. Doesn’t stay cold enough, she said.
It used to, she added. At least that is how she remembers it.
“When I was a child in the 1950s, my dad and two older brothers would put up boards around half of our backyard at our house in north Spokane. Every night one of them would take a hose and spray the area for I don’t know how long. As soon as there was a good layer of ice, we ice skated and played hockey.”
She has home movies. “I really miss those winters,” she said.
Today’s Slice question: What’s clogging your brain’s available memory space? A) TV commercial jingles you heard 57,000 times when you were 10. B) Your junior high locker combination. C) High resolution images of Bobby Sherman. D) R-rated stuff from back shortly after the Earth’s crust cooled. E) Decades-old sports trivia. F) Decades-old sci-fi trivia. G) The storylines of every episode of “Beverly Hills, 90210.” H) Expo ’74 memories. I) The periodic chart of the elements. J) About 50 scenes from the past where you thought of the perfect thing to say only after it was too late. K) Your social gaffes greatest-hits. L) The voices of stuffed animals. M) Things said in hospital rooms. N) The remembered smell of breakfast being cooked on a Sunday morning when you were 7 years old. O) Other.
Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bob Frink thinks of the Monday S-R as a light paperweight designed to keep the complimentary plastic bag from blowing off the porch.