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Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Writer's Life 7/9 - Grannies & Others

From Yahoo Sports, edited by yours truly: Atthaya Thitikul, age 14 years and four months, has become the youngest player ever to win a pro golf tournament, a two-shot victory in her homeland at the Ladies European Thailand Championship. The record had been held by Canada's Brooke Henderson, who won the Canadian Women's Tour event in 2012, aged 14 years, nine months and three days. Thitikul began playing at six. Because she entered the field under amateur status, she was ineligible for the prize money. I have a feeling she'll earn some in the future, as Brooke Henderson has.

There are many strange wedding day stories. Here's another, from Yahoo's Odd News, edited by yt: Guests watching a fireworks display after a Long Island wedding were cheering the bride, groom and booms when cops arrived, responding to a noise complaint. There was a big party underway and professional-level pyrotechnics going off in the backyard in Massapequa. The 39-year-old groom was arraigned Saturday on a fireworks possession charge. Bond was set at $5,000.

How many times has someone quipped: "We are very near the end of civilization" when something novel has occurred? Last night in L.A., an old woman flashed her bra to inspire the Dodgers, who were trailing the KC Royals. The camera cut away too late, and the Rally Granny was born. The home team won in extra innings. What are the odds that this will become a trend? Here's a pic:

My thanks to the Russian grandma who continues to amass of library of classics for her granddaughter. Today she bought Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, and a philosophy primer. She did not flash her bra. Thanks also to the young woman who purchased The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters by Andy Andrews, and to the elderly one who bought Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet; and to the young man who bought the 1991 People magazine annual, which has an unflattering shot of the beautiful Ivana Trump smirking on the cover. I'd never known her to be anything other than the epitome of class.
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