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Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspaper Archive: August 6, 1974 - Page 24

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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Fortune Teller Backyard fortune idler, Jen- nifer Meyer, 14, (laughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert .1. Meyer, 521) Knollwood drive SK. reads the palm iif Jane Adams, 7. daugh- ter df Mr. and Mrs. (leorge Adams, L'2IH Kidgeway drive The fortune-telling session was part iif a back-yard carni- In-Ill al llu- Marvin lleidt residence, al 2217 Kidgeway SK. Ahwil S4II was raised lu he dunaled to Ihe Muscular Dystrophy Assn. Do you it, push it, nr eat it'.' Such possibilities faeed Washington policemen this week as they tried to decide how to dispose of a giant hamburger which fell from an advertising truck being used by a local restaurant chain. Gazette photo by Tom Merryman Concrete Bomb Three slabs of concrete fell from the Chicago Conrad Hilton hotel this week, demolishing one car and wrecking the rear of another. One of the slabs rests atop an automobile parked at the southwest corner of the s hotel. i Keepin9 A bullfrog in central New- Hampshire keeps cool in the early August heat by keeping most of his body under water. UPI Telepholo Heaven-Bo und Truck driver Don Hradford. Fresno. Calif., must have wondered if he was licavcn-bound when his [ruck ran off Ihe road and Monday near I.emoorc, Hiadlord who apparently [ell down from the rig, shaken mil unhurt Someone Should Take A Look at Reunions and Improve Them By Erma liombeck You all know how I feel about high school reunions. I only attended mine because the alumni secretary promised me ail the girls would be obese and it would be a real ego trip for me. Well, she was wrong. I was the only civilian in the room wearing maternity underwear. I missed winning a badminton set for coming the greatest distance by 8fi7 miles. And five people came up to me and said. "What are you doing now'.' I thought you were dead." 1 have felt for some time that people should take a good hard look at the traditional "reunion" and see how il could be improved. I feel one group is on Ihe right track. At a western school, a group nf first .graders of the class of got togetlui recently for their tenth reunion. Yo Halt! HcailH Now thai makes a lot of sense. At age there are no bald heads, no insurance sales men or politicians making points, no losers no 'Over-achievers, no billfolds of snapshots up to your elbow and no starting in February to get the body presentable June. BOMBECK But mostly al a reunion of lli-year-olds, there is no sand- bagging. Like. "You haven't changed a bit Now turn s i classic line. When a cheerleader adds ten pounds above each knee, develops 3-D veins, has bleached hair, borne four children and has a gold-capped tooth in front, she's changed. Or. "I miss the old football games." I don't know why Uiis is so. but at my reunion, there wasn't a single boy in the room who hadn't played football. Take Dan Folkcrth. He came limp- ing up to me. pumped my hand and said. "Son of a gun." "Why are you limping'.'" I asked. "Did hurl selfV lie looked astounded. "Surely you remember inv old foot- ball injury." t'Ottthttll Injury The only football injury Dan siisUmcd was n, nu. against Central Wesl when he drank too much beer out of the bleacher and broke his thermos Since Hi-year-olds are usually wilhoul spouses, there ]sll t the burden of keeping your husband (or wife) awake during Ihe evening while you recall the good times before you met I doifl know which is worse. Having your husband wander, out into Ihe hotel lobby and talking with the m'akni" remarks when introduced like. "So you're the one who used lii write answers on the breath mints anil eat Die idencc 1 like yon no mailer what everyone in this rooni is say HP- about I wish our reunions had slopped al age lii. Thcr. I wouliln'l led such pay for the poor devils who don't look as lerrifn- as 1 do.   

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