Aug 10, 2006

Art D.

Some early morning musings as I wait to take my son to the airport. One of my old high school teachers was in the obituaries today. He was 83. That means when I was a senior in high school he was only 45. Gosh, he seemed much older to me. I read that he was a decorated aviator in WWII. He had 7 kids, 22 grandkids and 7 great-grandkids and is survived by his wife of 60 years. Students rarely appreciate what guys like him give up to teach. He made a career of keeping kids like me from being knuckleheads for life. It looks to me like he went out on top. Then, I read that an 81 year-old guy was arrested at the Nogales, Arizona point-of-entry for trying to smuggle 175 pounds of cocaine across the border in his car. There has to be more to this story. I guess he figured he had less to lose than the average smuggler. Maybe this fellow was a criminal all his life, but if not, what a revolting way to wind things up. A couple of years ago two senior citizens were busted in the same area trying to smuggle drugs. The ladies turned out to have a serious casino habit as I recall. Apparently it is never too late to start a new career. I talked to my son after he made it to California. He said the flight was delayed over an hour because of heightened security. They made him dispose of all his toiletries before he could clear security. Damn terrorists. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong and sometimes just full of it. Tag:

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