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The ladies had separate time this morning, and the guys met at the office for our morning snacks. We recall some funny tidbits of conversation; somehow we got talking about the first man on the moon and the theory these days that it might have been a hoax!? We laughed about that, maybe someone arrived before America did, and hopefully they didn’t leave any litter behind. We talked about the idea that the moon is made of cheese – just silly stuff, and also other conspiracy theories which changed the tone of the conversation to a more serious one – MLK, Robert Kennedy, etc. Then P told us how he went in for his physical during the draft but was turned down. “Too skinny” ! D told us about being in the National Guard and working under his father’s leadership. That’s about when D grabbed an Oreo cookie from across the table, saying it’s “important to chew Oreos while drinking coffee”. Back to the silliness!
In the afternoon the 2 groups met in Platt Park for a walk, just about 20 minutes, exploring the park a bit but mainly the mansion on the premises. We couldn’t get inside, but were impressed with it. And then off to lunch. Panera Breads for salads and sandwiches. The sandwiches were huge! P took it as a challenge – determined to eat as much of his as possible, but the rest of us surrendered. And E took over when Steve surrendered as he tried to open all the potato chip bags. She grabbed them and got the job done!
Across the street is the beautiful Koelbel Library, where we attended the talk about the Tuskagee Airmen. As everyone was getting seated T acted as usher, making sure we were all together. C.J. laughed aloud when she heard this being said during the presentation: Eleanor Roosevelt was scheduled once to fly in a jet piloted by a black person. Apparently someone was concerned about how she’d feel about that but she said she was determined to go ahead. They called FDR and asked him what he thought. FDR replied, “no one can stop her”. CJ loved that!
Yay Friday group, see you next week!