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  • When I was younger a much older friend of mine, King George, told me that when you grow old your nose and earlobes don’t stop growing. They droop, as well as many other body parts; such as eyelids, chins and envelopes that replace once perky breasts. As in all aspects of life, everything in moderation was touted life's No. 1 virtue.

    After witnessing times decline I must say that I heartily agree with all he spoke of. With two exceptions. He said the nose turns into a peninsula for an occasional seagull to rest upon. Maybe some noses can qualify as peninsula, but mine is still in a holding pattern. He also said that the beard is an excellent place for a snowy egret to nest her hatchlings within. I want to witness that one.

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    King George was so named because he gave it all away. He has been gone a long while but his peninsula still provides safe haven for wayward gulls.
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