Saturday, August 25, 2012

"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." --Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012

Just heard that another childhood hero, Neil Armstrong, has passed away. I remember watching Neil stepping out on the moon when I was 5 years old, just a few months before I began kindergarten. 

RIP, old friend, and say hello to the Gorsky's for me! :-)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I will never hear church bells ringing again without smiling

Upon hearing that her elderly grandfather had just passed away, Katie went straight to her grandparent's house to visit her 95 year-old grandmother and comfort her. When she asked how her grandfather had died, her grandmother replied, "He had a heart attack while we were making love on Sunday morning." 

Horrified, Katie told her grandmother that 2 people nearly 100 years old having sex would surely be asking for trouble.

"Oh no, my dear," replied granny.. "Many years ago, realizing our advanced age, we figured out the best time to do it was when the church bells would start to ring. It was just the right rhythm. Nice and slow and even. Nothing too strenuous, simply in on the Ding and out on the Dong."

She paused to wipe away a tear, and continued, "He'd still be alive if the ice cream truck hadn't come along."