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.