It must have been the wind
TOUGH LOSS SUNDAY This football nut is still trying to understand what happened Sunday as the Ravens sure-footed kicker, Justin Tucker, missed a point after that lost the game in the final seconds. It had to be the wind is the only answer as Tucker’s kick was headed right into the center of the goal posts when it veered off to the side and you could see in Tucker’s eyes how disbelieving he felt at the time.
We saw some tough losses back when we had season tickets for those old Baltimore Colts years ago and never missed a game at home, but I can’t think of any that hurt as bad as this one Sunday.
Oh, well, let’s go on and sweep the rest of the schedule!
GET OUT AND VOTE!
Be sure to do your duty this year and vote in the midterm election coming up.
We plan on voting early and that can be done any day from Oct.
25 through Nov. 1 at the county elections office in the county office building across from the high school or at the Kent Island branch of the Queen Anne’s County Librar y.
You can go anytime between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., I am told.
The election itself will be on Nov.
6, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Get out and vote; it is your democratic duty!
••• GREAT STORY
Be sure to read the great story called “Miracles Happen” that appeared in the “Health Update” section of that free Update paper that comes out weekly. It is a wonderful story of a local family and the bone marrow donor who saved the life of the young man, Jason Lee.
We need more GOOD stories to offset the increasing bad news that seems to fill the daily papers.
I kept a copy of that issue if you have thrown your away — it is in
the Library where I put it aside. Stop in and ask for me on Tuesday or ask at the Circulation Desk to look in my cubby in the back room.
GIVE ME A DISCOUNT
I should really get a discount on my Sunpapers bill this month.
For the second time in the last couple of weeks, we received the morning paper without a third section that was supposed to be in it. That section has the comics and I have to have a morning laugh to begin the day on a high note with the comics in front of me as I drink my coffee.
I even went to the Library to look at their Morning Sun, but it was missing in their copy also.
That’s the number of kernels of that tasty candy corn sold annually in the U.S. — yes, NINE BILLION!
At least that’s what it said in the American Profile section of the paper last week.
This Halloween treat was created back in Philadelphia in the
1880s, and is still going strong. I gobbled up a handful when I found some in the Library the other day.
There were other American candy treats listed in the story also. It seems that the popular Tootsie Roll is also a big seller with more than 60 million made each day by a company in Chicago. This one was started in 1896, by and Austrian immigrant, Leo Hirschfield, using his family’s recipe for the chewy taffy-like chocolate candy, named for his daughter and originally sold for a penny apiece.
1966 ORIOLES STORY? Every time I go through the clippings on this desk for the weekly visit, I run across some that I can’t remember.
The latest was not a clipping, but a note on the scrap pad that read:
“1966 R-O, Orioles story.” Now I have not the time to look through all of the bound file for
1966 in the Record-observer office, but it will take some time to look for a baseball story about the Orioles in some of the summer issues one of these days. I can’t imagine what it could say about the Orioles that I would make a note of it.