Friday, November 23, 2007

Rare Collectibles

Just got to wondering about people who were born during certain short-period events. They would be rare collectible people.

For instance: The number of people who have lived in part of three centuries. We’re running out of them fast. They’d have to be born on December 31, 1899 or earlier and still alive today. We have one here, who just celebrated her 108th birthday by popping a can of Coors. She has one every day and her birthday present was a case of the stuff.

Forget people who were born during Pope John Paul II’s reign; he hung on forever and people were procreating all over the place during that time. But what about Pope John Paul I? He only lasted a month. Relatively speaking, not that many people made their entrance during that short pontificate.

How about FDR’s fourth term? I don’t remember how long he lasted, but it couldn’t have been much of a time. I came during his third term and, altogether, he had more than 12 years in office during those three full terms, so I’m not unusual at all.

There could not have been many people born during the first moon landing. What would they be now? 38? Maybe NASA could have a publicity stunt to keep its warm and fuzzy image intact; get the word out to anyone who was born during those hours.

There are no prizes, but you do get a certain amount of bragging rights.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with collecting? Why, I bet people out there have stacks of boxes with Daily Home Visitor tapes...NOT

November 26, 2007 10:13 AM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

When I would retire one of the cassettes, I'd date it and put it aside as a "snapshot" of what the show was like at that time.

November 26, 2007 2:55 PM  

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