Thursday, November 20, 2008

Truth is strange

If you let yourself lie about for several days, the darnedest things will cross your path.

The first is the photo above, which was taken by Robert S. Van Fleet and showing the November 1958 fire at Silliman Hall at Northfield Mount Hermon School. It was the AP 1958 sports photograph of the year.

The second still on a football theme demonstrates how truth is much stranger than fiction.

According to wire service sources yesterday, the nations only blind marching band, from the Ohio State School for the Blind will march in the 2010 Rose Bowl Parade. Fair enough.

The Marching Band was created in 2005 when a neighboring school, The Ohio School of the Deaf was looking for a band to play at its football games. Even I couldn't make this up.

They need about $30,000 to cover expenses. If you can help give them a call.

Recovery is taking longer than I want, but I'll return in full vigor soon.



Anonymous said...

One of my favorite mantras:
"Nothing is as it seems......"

A Wisconsin reader

Mossback Meadow said...

I live in Ohio and saw that article about the Ohio School for the Blind band trip in the paper the other day. It seems they practice on treadmills!

News Readin' Wife said...

That photograph is unbelievable!
Thank you for sharing, Toad.
Speedy recovery.