Thursday, March 13, 2008
I Read The News Today, Oh Boy.
Hello. My name is Howard and I am a news junkie. I read 2 newspapers every day, 3 twice a week when the Calhoun paper is printed, one on line daily, 3 others several times a week. I don't read them to find out what names politicians are calling each, which sports star got arrested last night, which Hollywood star is upset because they are having their pictures taken, or any of the tragedy's that have happened. I do read about those, but what I am looking for is the bizarre, weird, and odd stories. The ones that movie writers would reject as to far fetched to be believed. My friend Tom and I share these stories with each other, both in our weekly talks and we send each other clippings periodically. But that is a tale for another time.
I have seen many weird stories. Some have appeared enough they are no longer weird. An example is the bank robber who either had his name on his shirt or wrote the note on the back of a deposit slip with his address. I saw a story tonight that tops them all. A woman spent 2 years in her boyfriends bathroom. Not only that, she became stuck on the toilet seat. Her skin had actually fused with the seat. She admitted that it was her choice to stay in there. She had experienced some trauma as a child and that was her haven. Her boyfriend brought her food, but still he should have got her help a long time ago. I have a little understanding about the mindset of someone who shelters herself like that. She who left in October was like that to an extent. Not that bad but unless I forced the issue it was not uncommon for her not to leave the apartment for a week. Hopefully this woman will now get the help she needs.
This is another Wal-Mart card. This is one of my favorite card designs of all time, the 1955 Bowman. I acquired a few of those cards several years ago. I will post pictures of those cards later.