- A former student of mine at Manheim Township High School, Jim Furyk, who graduated in 1988, shot a 58 this past Sunday during the PGA Travelers Championship. The PGA Tour was founded in 1929 and no one had ever shot a 58 in tournament play until Jim did it.
- Lancaster Newspapers recently sponsored their first talent show which was held at the newspaper office studio. There were about a dozen entries in what was titled as Lancaster's Got Talent. The winner of the event was a 13-year-old boy who played the accordion. You hear that … he played the accordion! I played the accordion for about four or five years when I was the same age and even played in a few recitals, but realized I wan't destined for stardom, so I gave it up for sports. This guy, Cody, can play nine or ten other instruments and thought he would enter with his accordion. During this past March Cody and his family visited Europe and while there they bought him a custom-made accordion. That was the one he used when he won the competition. Perhaps if I had my own custom-made accordion when I was playing, I too may have been a star!
- Went to Costco, a global retailer with warehouse club operations, to get a new pair of prescription glasses. I was told my prescription was too old so I went to my eye-doctor and got a new prescription.
Three short stories about events in the past week that I thought were worthy or sharing with the world. Thanks for taking the time to read them. It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.