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December 14, 2013

TUCKER: Being late can be annoying

Tonawanda News — Wow! Am I ever glad the Rod Rowland pays attention. He emailed referring to last week’s column item about five Friday, Saturday and Sundays in August — a phenomena that supposedly happens only once every 823 years.

Not so, Rod said.

“Check out March 2013. Any 31-day month that begins on a Friday would have five Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, unless I am missing something. Wouldn’t it make sense that the law of averages would dictate any given month to begin on a Friday, every seventh time. I’ve seen that forwarded e-mail before.”

Thanks for the correction, Rod.

Reunion Fun

Once a month Dick Hempel stops by with the announcement for the luncheon for the North Tonawanda High School classes of ‘39 to ‘47. We also spend some fun time reminiscing about years past. This week, the topic turned to dairy farms and how at his uncle’s farm they’d enjoy milk right from the cows. And how about milk delivery in glass bottles and paper tops which in the winter would be pushed up as the milk froze in a milk box or on an outside step? Or the cream that came to the top of the bottle. Or shaking the bottle each time milk was poured?

(By the way, those of you in the above-mentioned classes, why not attend the luncheon at Pane’s and do some more reminiscing then send Dick over with more stories?)

Signals

Last week, I drove George Manhardt to a Quality Student committee meeting. We were late (my fault) and I had a disparaging word to say about every signal that was red. George, in his very calm voice, joked that he was sure there wasn’t a signal in the world that I didn’t like.

Right on, George.

Late as Usual

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