Posted: December 6, 2008 in Uncategorized

Today would’ve been my dad’s 88th birthday. Kind of hard to believe.

Born the same year as Pope John Paul II. And Walter Matthau. And Charlie Parker. Actually a year older than Betty Crocker. And Nancy Reagan. And Lana Turner.

The year my dad was born women were granted the right to vote. Prohibition began. The Yankees bought Babe Ruth. The first commercial radio station in the U.S. was launched. The hair drayer was invented. And the National Football League formed.

Life expectancy was in the early 50s. Average annual earnings was just over $1,200.

The years just keep flying away.

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