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Response to logosoco (Reply #60)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:14 PM

63. The odds are extremely high you will be around for that one!

I frequently tell young people about that eclipse, and if they are under 35 I point out that they will be younger then than I am now. It's interesting to watch them take that in.

On July 4, 1976 I was on the Mall in Washington DC, our nation's Bicentennial. I recently did the math and realized that my two sons will be 89 and 93 on that date in 2076. I've told them that they must be sure to be on the Mall that date, and tell everyone they see that their parents were there one hundred years before. (My now ex was also there, but we didn't meet for a couple more years.)

I recently decided that I want to be there on July 4, 2026, for our 250th, and I already know what hotel I want to stay in. I'll call them up about two years ahead of time to book a room.

Long range planning, baby.

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