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Friday, February 08, 2013

Things do change


Yesterday's sunrise at 6:51 a.m. We're getting more daylight each day, now.

* Lutheran pastor apologizes for 'pushing Christian freedom too far' when he participated in an interfaith prayer service.

* 15 Photos (and Two Videos) from the Gritty 1980s New York of Ed Koch.

* Flyover for Ed Koch's funeral.

* Some better sky shots.

* Putting out the fire in the middle of a cold Chicago winter.

* Union Station. Not what I expected.

* What if you got home from work one night, and there in the mailbox was a letter from a lawyer you never heard of, saying you inherited half the estate of a man you never heard of:

Last summer, Ray Fulk died alone, just as he lived. Ray, 71, had no running water in his farmhouse near Broadwell. When he drove, it was a Ford from the 1960s. He bathed in a nearby creek. When the creek was frozen, he didn’t bathe at all.
He never married, had no children or close family and few friends. But he considered two actors, Kevin Brophy and Peter Barton, to be his friends. He liked the shows in which they acted but never met either of the men.
So imagine their surprise when Brophy and Barton learned that a stranger had named them beneficiaries of his estate; an estate that will likely amount to the high six figures after Ray’s 160 acres of farm ground are sold.... (Bakke: Broadwell man leaves estate to actors he never met.)

Amazing. Also, Dave Bakke digs up the best stories.

Posted by Marie at February 8, 2013 9:51 PM