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And the only way I would ever see the game will be on TV as the av­er­age seat price at the sta­dium is $2,499, ac­cord­ing to a piece in the sports page. It said the av­er­age price for a ticket is $4,945! Now that’s a lot of money to sit and watch a game live. Well, that’s why they pay the play­ers so much money; they get it from the poor, suf­fer­ing fan. And I guess there are a lot of fans that are not too poor as there will be 75,000 or more on hand to fill the sta­dium.

••• BACK­YARD WILDLIFE Our break­fasts are en­livened with our view from the win­dow of our wild bird feed­ers. Be­sides the birds, we have a cou­ple squir­rels from the big elm tree next door that come over and scrounge around for seeds. One will shimmy up the me­tal pole and climb down from the top to the bird feeder, but is al­ways dis­ap­pointed be­cause when he puts his foot on the bot­tom step of the lit­tle feeder, that closes the sides and he can­not get to the feed like birds can be­cause they are not as heavy as the squir­rel. The squir­rel doesn’t stay long, but goes back down the pole about 4 to 5 feet from the bot­tom. He will take a few bites, but leaves in a few min­utes. We do have a cou­ple wood­peck­ers that can get their fill from the suet cake.

••• THAT SO­CIAL SE­CU­RITY CHECK Read in the AARP Newslet­ter that on Jan. 31, 1940, the first So­cial Se­cu­rity check was is­sued in the amount of $22.54. The story did not say who re­ceived it.

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