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  Commentary January 21st, 2010

The Editor 

Mr PennywhistleObservations on These Here Days . . .

We’re getting kinda used to this smørrebrød business.

Frode and Doris M. Suhr, subjects of a story we did several weeks ago about Mr. Suhr’s heroism in Denmark during WWII, led to an invitation to join them for a real Danish lunch (which often last two to four hours). We joined them, gladly, enjoyed it so much we did a subsequent cover story about Smørrebrød and, wouldn’t you just know it . . . we got yet another invitation to lunch with them. Again, we gladly joined them. Frode was not feeling well that day so we excused ourselves after a couple hours but not before extracting a commitment from them that they would join Evelyn and me for lunch at a restaurant of their choosing in the near future.

They love Chinese food so we’re headed for Chin’s Restaurant in Escondido just as soon as Frode feels a bit better.
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One of us in this household is a big glum over the San Diego Charger’s disappointing loss (the other is joyful that football season is almost over). I hasten to add that I predicted the Chargers would go nowhere in the playoffs. I said in midseason they were not a championship team. They have no killer instinct, the cannot put a game away . . . they just don’t have it. They have/had the talent but not the magic that makes for great teams.

I don’t hold out much hope for next year either. LT is likely gone, chances are Merriman is gone . . . and there will likely be wholesale changes. Who knows what type of team we are likely to field next year?

I think I’ll take up tiddlywinks. Ah, but wait! There is good news on this planet.

American Idol is back! Yes, we have lovable ol’ Simon Cowell back to make young singers lives miserable . . . and to make others inordinately wealthy (and himself, in the process).

Some will say Padre baseball is just around the corner and I find myself less than excited about that prospect. They have been even more inept than the Chargers. One fan told me he hoped for a .500 season for the Padres.

I have more fun managing and coaching Little League baseball than I ever did watching the Padres.

We are finally getting our much needed rain! Welcome. But don’t stay too long.

Best to all.

lyle

 

 

 

 


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