March Madness! What excitement! Great basketball!
Syracuse, the team that should not have been in the NCAA Tournament. Even I said it. A bad year. Syracuse did not deserve to make it.
We made it! Was I wrong! Syracuse has distinguished itself throughout the tournament.
Last night, Syracuse defeated Gonzaga 63-60. The final seconds wild. Syracuse made three outstanding defensive moves. Two succeeded.
Tomorrow, Syracuse the #10 seed plays Virginia the #1 seed for the right to go to the Final Four.
Syracuse today in the Elite Eight! Who would have thought? Who would have believed? Perhaps only the players.
There is joy in Mudville.
Lunched yesterday at Harpoon Harry’s. Ham, eggs and hash browns. As I consistently mention, Harpoon Harry’s has the best eggs. It’s the taste/flavor, perhaps preparation, that makes them so good!
An early dinner last night in order to be home to watch the Syracuse game at 9:40. Decided on the outside bar at La Te Da. Always an empty seat around 6. Turned out I was not hungry. Ordered the crab dip with crackers. Have enjoyed it before. An appetizer. Terrific! Try it. It was just enough.
During half time of the game, I treated myself to a bowl of chocolate and coconut gelato. And I wonder why I have gained weight!
Big research day ahead. I will continue researching this week’s KONK Life column Ma, Ma, Where’s My Pa? The story of President Grover Cleveland and his purported illegitimate son. A tale of misused political power.
I write the column tomorrow.
At some point, I have to get Robert and Ally something for Easter. We start the day tomorrow at 9 with an egg hunt in their back yard. Even Jake has a couple of things hidden.
Tonight, busy. An early dinner at Hot Tin Roof. Then the Producers. The last performance. The show reported to be the biggest and best the Waterfront Theater has ever presented. Following the Producers, a closing night party at a friend’s home.
I will have been up late two nights in a row. Syracuse last night and the Producers tonight. Unusual for me.
Many of us are alive and well today and able to walk because of Dr. Jonas Salk. On this day in 1953, Dr. Salk announced a new vaccine for use against polio (infantile paralysis). I was a college student at the time. I had friends who were afflicted. Fortunately, none died.
In 1952, the year before the vaccine was available, there were 58,000 new cases in the United States. Three thousand died.
Polio is the disease that afflicted Franklin Delano Roosevelt at age 39. It left him in a wheel chair the rest of his life.
Enjoy your day!