Sunday, May 20, 2007

Studs Terkel, a Chicago Icon, turns 95 this week

Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now" interviewed Studs, and wrote this column. A couple of his great lines: "I was born in the year the Titanic sank. The Titanic went down, and I came up. That tells you a little about the fairness of life."Ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary things, and that's what it's all about. They must count!"

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Native of the Philadelphia "Kensington and Alleganey" northeast area. I spent 4 years in the Air Force (Titan-II missles in Tuscon Arizona). I Am currently retired, and among other adventures I spent 28 years working for AT&T in Telecommunications. I've lived in Florida for 33 years....20 years in Hollywood Fla., and 13 years North Florida. I've been married 42 years, and am a proud father of three adult offspring. All of them contributing to society in a very useful and creative manner.