Monday, September 04, 2006

An Eleventh and Twelveth Thing I Think...

(here are two quick things that occured to me during this lazy Labor Day morning... the other ten things are posted below)

11) Great pair of articles today by Hugo Kugiya (Associated Press) in the Lexington Herald-Leader on the effects of Electrolux moving a refridgerator plant from from Greenville, Michigan to Juarez, Mexico. One article focuses on some folks in Greeville and the other on people from Juarez. You can find them here at and

12) Sad news out of Australia today... Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, is dead after a freak accident involving a stingray off the Great Barrier Reef. Irwin is survived by his wife and two children.

Max, our budding naturalist will be very upset when we tell him this news. Every Wednesday night at the Bucher house (in the days we had cable) was "pizza night". I would bring home a pizza on a cheap special (originally from the Beer Barrel before it was sold, but more recently from Westside Pizza), and this was the one night a week the boys were allowed to eat their dinner in front of the television. Since Xavier always wants what Max wants, they'd always watch "The Crococile Hunter". For the rest of the evening, Max would spout off facts that he learned from the show in a horrible Australian accent. Amazing how in this day and age, a man on the other side of the world can have such a profound effect on people on the other side.

Keep the Irwin family in your prayers.

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