Those of you who were at the University of California in the early 1960s (Before Reagan) might have difficulty with the acronym used by the Pastafarians: FSM for the Flying Spaghetti Monster. In the sixties it was FSM for the Free Speech Movement. Remember Mario Savio, Bettina Aptheker, and Freedom Under Clark Kerr? Ah, but I was so much younger then; I’m older than that now.
It will always be the Free Speech Movement for me.
Yesterday we had our Memorial Day block party here in the Sunny-Side Way-Station of Impending Death and Tennis Lessons. Saturday was the day of the big softball game at the main ball field across from the Lonely Pines golf course. I missed it but I heard the hot dogs were finest-kind. Today I believe they are having a tribute to our armed forces down on the village green & croquet field with the Freshman Glee Club from Parris Island providing the tunes and an obscene number of gloriously decorated cupcakes for our eating pleasure. I’ll miss that too.
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