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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Astonishing Coincidences

John and Diana Robeson were married on November 22, 1969, and so were the Jacksons.

All of us are Cubs fans, which means our parents
never saw a Cubs World Series win, place, or show.

 I invented a cloaking device in chem-physics, but no one noticed.

John and I went to Plymouth Congregational Church, pre-school, and ended up as lab partners in chem-physics class.
I am in that photo - my uncredited cameo.
John and I earned PhDs and became university professors. There was another eventual PhD
in that class, but that was just in rocket science.

 Christina and I had our anniversary photos 
taken at Penney's.
John and Diana's children and grandchildren have hair
the color of bright, red pennies.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Moline legend Shipley dies | Local |

 Legendary Moline High School track coach Gene Shipley acknowledges the crowd after the track at Browning Field in Moline was after him during the Shipley Invitational Track and Field Meet in April 2005. Shipley died Wednesday at his home.

Moline legend Shipley dies | Local |

"Jeff Quick paused to gather his thoughts.

His mind began to race. For a moment, he was the gangly high-schooler looking for his athletic path.

"I score one team point for my Moline track team as a junior, and I'm running five-minute miles,'' Mr. Quick said. "But, because Coach (Gene) Shipley pushed me -- like he did so many others -- I wound up placing fourth in state as a senior, and I was running 4.21-flat miles.

"Next to my parents, Coach Shipley had the single greatest influence on my life. I am beyond sad at the passing of such a great man.''"

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