I think I have come full circle. As a baby I had no hair.
Now as fully mature (kidding) adult I no longer have any hair.
Dad always said if the worst thing that could happen to a man
was that he was bald then he would have a pretty good life. I
have never had a hairpiece and the comb over phase was rather
When I was a baby I said baba dada and mama and generally
mumbled. I may be still mumbling. I can't hear very well. So I
don't know for sure if I am still mumbling or a Cicero in
waiting. I have decided that I will not get a hearing aid until
they come out with a Scottish hearing aid (i.e. costs less than
$50). A Scottish hearing aid is like a Scottish iPhone. I got
one for $2 with a two year renewal of my ATT cell phone plan.
LANCE ARMSTRONG WITH OUT THE STIMULANTS
Lance Armstrong is one of the greatest stories in sports
history. A cancer survivor who won a number of tours de France
races and a great American hero. When I watched him race, I
always wanted to run out of the house and jump on a bike.
I rode a bike as a kid and now at post full time working age
I am riding a bike that they gave me when I retired. I think
they did that so I would enjoy retirement so much that I
wouldn't consider coming back to work.
The most beautiful place to ride a bike is hands down the
Greenbrier Trail. It runs from Cass in Pocahontas County to
Caldwell in Greenbrier County. It is a rail trail that follows
the old C& O rail line and parallels the Greenbrier River for
most of the length. It is beautiful, shaded in many places and
very well maintained. There is a slight downward grade from Cass
to Caldwell. Since it was a gift my bike is not a Scottish
bicycle. Actually it is a Trex, pretty snazzy and middle to
HAS HE LEFT YET
At my retirement party I am convinced that a couple of the
attendees came to make sure that I was really retiring. Half
of the balance of the attendees came because there was food and
punch. The rest came to get out of work.
I had a friend who had a heart attack driving from Morgantown
to Huntington. He was admitted to Saint Mary's Hospital in
Huntington. I went to see him and asked if any of the people
from the office had called him to check on him. He said five had
and two of them asked about getting his parking space, which was
at a premium, while he was away. In their haste to secure a
temporary parking space, they neglected to ask about his well
Not everybody is that way I have one friend that if I told
him I was on the moon and needed immediate assistance he would
be there within 24 hours by whatever means necessary. I don't
take it personally because I know 100 or so people he would do
this for, There is another cadre of friends that would be
there within 48 hours.
I THINK WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE
Two old Scottish friends were sitting in a bar over some
brews. One looked across the bar at two old fellows and said
"that's what we will look like in ten years". His friend
replied, "that's a mirror you idiot."