Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wkly. Morbidity & Mortality Report

So far this yr., those dying are not (in general) as young as those swept up & away in 2016's great die-off. Still, I'm sorry to see Adam West go, ripe old age of 88 or not; as noted before & often in these pages, I was born on the same day ('though not date) as Mr. West (who was named William West Anderson at said birth) & we both attended The Lakeside School in Seattle & then Whitman College in the town of Adam's birth, Walla Walla, Wash. (Rest of the story: I attended, he graduated.) It's like losing a twin!

Earlier, another oldster w/ whom we have something in common,
nut job Jimmy Piersall, shuffled off this mortal coil, perhaps backwards:
Noted: Jimmy Piersall, a former Angel who played 17 seasons in the big leagues, died at age 87. He wrote in his 1955 book, “Fear Strikes Out,” about playing with mental illness. He was portrayed by Anthony Perkins in a 1957 movie of the same name. "Probably the best thing that happened to me was going nuts," Piersall wrote in a second book. He once circled the bases backward after a home run. Kinda freaked people out. New York Times obituary, Boston Globe, Red Sox release
It's entirely possible that going nuts was the best thing that happened
to this reporter as well.

Tony Perkins as Jim Piersall:Also recently, at the ripe old of 89, Roger Moore, most remembered in these quarters as Simon Templar in The Saint.

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