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TOYS AND GAMES: About Snoring…

Because I snore, I often get re-positioned in the bed by a higher power with the following: “Bill, you’re snoring, roll over!”

Sleeping in the “royal position” — on my back, is desired, but taboo. That is the opposite of what prevails when a bunch of guys are bunking at the same place, such as the duck camp where I used to go with my father. Booze-fueled hunters are going to snore, so you had to fall asleep first. If you managed to do so, nobody was about to re-position you. We’re talking “ZZZZZZZ” like Dagwood Bumstead after crushing a hoagie.

“When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer ‘present’ or ‘guilty.’” — Teddy Roosevelt.

Olivia de Havilland recently turned 100. She’s the last living star of Gone with the Wind. Did you know her young sister was Joan Fontaine?

“What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen.” — Pat Summitt.

For perspective purposes, I would have loved to have seen the late Tennessee women’s basketball coach become the head coach of a men’s team. I believe she would have thrived.

Finally, from former major league pitcher Jerry Koosman, 73, who remarked to the St. Paul Pioneer Press about an erroneous Twitter report that he had died: “Not many get to read their obit.”