THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
“Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.” ~~~ John Adams
To keep up with the steady growth of our
school, the SUN has increased from 32 to 36 pages. In 1998 we started as a four pager.
I have taken over 100 classes since October 1998 when Senior University (now OLLI) opened its doors. One of the best was Roger Lafontaine’s class on the US Constitution. We will miss him and the other OLLI members listed on page 13.
A memoir written by a former member of the MEMOIR class is featured again in this issue of the SUN (page 6). Geoff Carr, a member of OLLI’s
MEMOIR class, has joined the SUN staff . Welcome aboard.
Trivia: August 2014 will have five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays. This phenomenon happens only once every 823 years.
The Chinese visitors (page 3) dressed in black outdid me in nonstop picture taking. We may end up on the front page of the Shanghai SUN.
The commercial press chose not to publish Gary’s letter below.
Shame on them. Your SUN, however, recognizes and welcomes wit.
Letter to the Editor :
We are goofy to tolerate this Thanksgiving nonsense: family obligations to travel, busiest travel day of the year, dangerous roads and iced airplanes, cancelled or delayed flights with sleeping on airport floors. This is madness! We should move Thanksgiving to the first Friday
in October: good weather, three day weekend, more time to shop
before Christmas. Black Friday shopping and shoving in October
in loose fittng athletic clothes. Weeks to burn excess calories before Christmas overeating.
What’s not to like? FDR moved the date once before.
Welcome to the NEW President of CSULB
|Dr. Barbara White||Executive Director|
|William Fitzpatrick||Vice President|
|Judie Irving||Community Relations|
|Computer Lab Coordinators|
|Mary Jane Payan||Social & Special Events|
|Don Friedman||Arts Ad Hoc Committee|
|Betty Hutchens||Arts Ad Hoc Committee|
|Carl Curtis||President Emeritus|
|Dean Ken Millar||Ex-Officio|
|Leisure World Contacts|
|Pine Avenue Contacts|
|Dennis Youkstetter||Ad Hoc Development|