Today is a great day for lovers of Donald Duck or the University of Oregon. It’s Donald Duck Day. Rejoice. I once wrote a column about how I got through the whole first and second grade on the strength of a purloined drawing of Donald. You can read it at the bottom of this post. Donald Duck Day commemorates the first appearance of Donald Duck on June 9th 1934, when … [Read more...] about REJOICE! IT’S DONALD DUCK DAY!
A few secrets of life prompted by a presidential card BY DOROTHY WILHELM It's Never Too Late - January 5, 2014 The mail recently brought the usual things: a few bills and a note from some organization called Funeral Alternatives reminding me that cremation is convenient and economical and asking me to “like” them on Facebook. Also, the president – of the United States, not … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday From Barack!
I don’t like class reunions. You never can find anyone you remember, and the jocks still won’t talk to you. But word was this might be the last reunion for the class of 1951 so I was in Spokane last weekend for the hundredth birthday of North Central High School. Every reunion has a theme. The 30th year was the “Let me tell you all about me” event. We all sported designer … [Read more...] about A Very Hip Class
My father never voted. He waited his whole life for a candidate who would be worthy of his vote but somehow it never happened. Dad was not one of those who believe that if you don’t vote you can’t complain. Instead, he complained early and often about the candidates who seemed to waste no time in falling to his lowest expectations once they were in office. After he didn’t vote, … [Read more...] about Vote For America