– Oliver Herford
Know what today is? I do because an attractive young woman at the Best of Augusta Bash this week told me – it’s Brian Mulherin’s birthday.
I don’t believe it, but that’s what she said.
And how many candles do you think will be on his cake? If you asked an ancient Roman, he’d say “XC,”
He also would probably say Brian was just as popular back then as he is today.
SPEAKING OF TIME: I used to think that things changed in big, dramatic ways. You know, an event would take place that would forever alter the trend lines of modern life.
Now, I’m not so sure.
The dam doesn’t break, but it suffers a series of steady leaks. And one day you wake up and realize you are living in a computerized world, connected by cellphones and fueled on microwaved meals.
But there was an older, simpler time, and Charlie Williams asks when was the last time you heard these phrases?
• “Don’t sit too close to the TV. It is hard on your eyes.”
• “You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.”
• “Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won’t have to pay a deposit on another one.”
• “Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here; it is getting hot.”
• “I don’t care how cold it is out there, dogs just don’t come into the house.”
• “Be sure and refill the ice trays; we are going to have company.”
SPEAKING OF OLD TIMES: The annual Harrisburg/Frog Hollow Reunion will be held Nov. 9 at American Legion Post 63.
Tickets will cost $10 at the door.
The event will include dance contests, raffles and a cash bar. Sconyers Bar-B-Que and hot dog dinners will be available for purchase.
For more information, call Faye McNair at (706) 729-9826, Donna Dunn at (706) 733-7612, or Pam Meyer at (706) 832-1298.
REMINDER: Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Wilson Family Y track, 3570 Wheeler Road, will be the annual Moving Day fundraiser – a collaborative effort of the National Parkinson Foundation and the National Parkinson Foundation Central Savannah River Area chapter.
TODAY’S JOKE: A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word.
An earlier discussion had led to an argument, and neither of them wanted to concede their position.
As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats and pigs, the husband couldn’t help but to comment sarcastically, “Relatives of yours?”
“Yep,” the wife said, “in-laws.”