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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Monday, June 25, 2007

That was the weekend that was

Had a pretty good weekend ...
* High school graduations -- always an arduous tasks for newspapers to cover --went off without a hitch, and our writers and photographers did a great job covering them. (And congrats to Tommy John Wakeman, son of Freeman county Editor Tom Wakeman, for graduating from Kingston High School on Friday.)
* The Angels, my favorite baseball team for the past 30 years, keep winning, winning, winning. And the Yankees -- the team I love to hate, as regular visitors to this blog know -- keep losing, losing, losing. (And can we agree now that this Roger Clemens comeback is a joke? The guy is 1-1 with a 5.09 ERA. And in his first relief appearance in 23 years, he gave up a hit, a walk and an earned run in one inning of work. He's not helping the Yankees; he's HURTING them.)
* Also on the subject of baseball, Ken Griffey Jr. hit two dingers on Sunday to pass Mark McGwire on the list of all-time home run leaders. It's always nice to see a stand-up guy do better than a cheater. (Note to David in DC: If you accuse Junior of being a "juicer," I'll start posting high school pictures of you!)
* Our son left for eight weeks of summer camp yesterday. We'll miss him, of course, but I'm looking at the bright side: Quieter house, I can sleep in, and the weekly grocery bills will be lower.
* The price of gas is actually falling as the summer begins. I've seen $3.08 around here, and I actually saw $2.99 yesterday in central Massachusetts! But then, $3 gas isn't exactly a bargain, so I'm not sure what I'm so happy about.
* And last, but not least, there are now less than eight weeks to go before my family's annual Cape Cod vacation. Can't wait!



Blogger high maintenance said...

Well maybe the grocerybills will be less, but I forsee, with Mom having more free time, the charge bills will be higher at the department stores.

June 25, 2007 at 7:17 PM 
Blogger David in DC said...

No danger of that.

I love The Kid.

I start him on my fantasy baseball league team week in and week out.

June 26, 2007 at 1:57 PM 

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