The Truth and Nothing but the Truth About Poly People
|Twins separated at birth?|
"There's a man in the funny papers we all know
He lives way back a long time ago
He don't eat nothin' but-a bear-cat stew
Well, this cat's name is-a . . . Bob Allen"
Jerry McCole reports that he saw a six-foot black bear at his home outside Kingston, Rhode Island, on the Fourth of July.
Jerry is executive director of the United States Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association (USCPAA at www.uscpaa.org), which is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. "Our organization will have thirty athletes on the U.S. Paralympic Team at the Olympics in Sydney. I did a site visit in March and will be going to Sydney in October for the games. This will be my fifth Paralympic Games participation."
His job has taken him to South Korea, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, and England.
Jerry e-mailed: "My wife Jamy (Richland, class of '68) and I love New England. We live on three acres out in the country and . . . we see deer, rabbits, and all kinds of animals, but on the Fourth of July this year, we had our first bear. It was a six-foot black bear, and it was exciting to say the least! It is very unusual for a bear to be as far east as this since we are only about five miles from the Atlantic. I am sure that Larry Roberts has seen his share of bears in Alaska, but do they bend his bird feeder in half to get to the birdfood?!
"We miss a lot of the folks in Fort Worth and we miss the good Texas food, but we don't miss the heat!
"I remain a good 'ol Poly boy at heart."
In fact, Jerry collects Parrot memorabilia and on his forty-fifth birthday made the ultimate gesture of school spirit: He had an orange and black parrot tattooed on his . . . well, on a parrot's anatomy it would be the tailfeathers.
|When the Doctor Is In,|
the Colonel Is Out
(and Vice Versa)
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