Friday, August 14, 2009
This motorhome crashed recently after its brakes failed coming down Highway 14A in Utah. The driver laid the RV down on its side to stop. Two people were injured. And that's good news because the 37-foot Gulf Stream motorhome was carrying 13 people -- eight adults and five children, the youngest 6 months.
Traveling with this many people aboard a single RV is stupid -- it likely puts the rig in danger of being overloaded, and, probably more important, most of the passengers do not have seat belts. Everyone aboard this runaway RV should thank their lucky stars they weren't killed. The driver should never be allowed to pilot an RV again. A highway patrol officer at the scene said no citations were issued.
Posted by Staff Report at 8/14/2009 06:33:00 AM
Thursday, August 06, 2009
This photo showed up in my email. I forwarded it ten friends. Maybe you've seen it.
The guys in the photo are the TV actors who played Beaver Cleaver, his older brother Wally (right) and devious Eddy Haskell (left), Wally's buddy who was total wise ass until he appeared in front of Ward and June Cleaver -- Mom and Dad to the Beav and Wally -- when he was so polite he'd make a fellow kid puke, but make a parent think "Oh, he's such a nice boy."
I watched Leave It To Beaver about every week when I was kid. If you are in your 50s or 60s, then maybe you did, too.
And now, here comes this picture, and all of a sudden my childhood chums look like Hell. So, the question I must ask myself is "Do I look that bad, too?"
Of course not. No way!
But maybe I'm not the one to judge: Every day of my life while I brush my teeth I see myself in the mirror. So I get used to me, the old guy compared to me, the young guy.
I think if humans were only allowed to look in a mirror once every ten years -- say on their 40th, 50th, 60th and 70th birthdays -- they would probably commit suicide or beg for anti-depressants.
Anyway, that's my thought for the day. To be honest, I wish I had never seen this picture. It makes me face reality, which is a lousy thing to face.
Posted by Staff Report at 8/06/2009 12:04:00 PM