Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury!

The former “Green Town, IL” (a.k.a. Waukegan) resident and master storyteller is 90 years young today!

When I was a boy in the Midwest I used to go out and look at the stars at night and wonder about them.

I guess every boy does that.

When I wasn’t looking at the stars, I was running in my old or my brand-new tennis shoes, on my way to swing in a tree, swim in a lake, or delve in the town library to read about dinosaurs or time machines.

I guess every boy has done that, too…

The stars are yours, if you have the head, the hands, and the heart for them.

– Ray Bradbury

4 Comments

  1. Paul Carter
    September 4, 2010

    Thanks for letting us know about Steve’s act of bravery, Diver Dave. His contributions to the sport and our great city don’t receive enough credit. Keep up the great work!!!

    Paul – husband of Carol, L1 ‘Ice’ Monster #4

  2. Mom
    August 25, 2010

    More to be proud about……..God Bless!

    Love,

    The Mom

  3. Steve
    August 23, 2010

    Hey Dave! You’re welcome, and thank you for the great shout out! I’m just glad I was there to help out at the time…

  4. diver dave
    August 22, 2010

    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK STEVE FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BECOME A CERTIFIED RED CROSS LIFE GUARD. BECAUSE OF IT HE WAS ABLE TO SAVE A SWIMMER FROM DROWNING LAST WEEK. THE SWIMMER WAS FAR FROM SHORE AND STARTED TO PANIC ONCE SWALLOWING A FEW WAVES. HE NOT ONLY NOTICED THE PROBLEM BUT WENT INTO ACTION AND USED THE HOLDS AND SWAM THE SWIMMER BACK TP SAFETY. A FEW OF US SWIM ALL WINTER LONG WHEN LIFEGUARDS ARE NOT ON DUTY …HE DECIDED TO INVEST THE TIME TO LEARN ABOUT WATER SAFTY AND LIFESAVING ( IN HOPES HE NEVER HAS TO USE IT) . WELL THANK GOD HE WAS THERE TO INSURE THE SWIMMER WILL ENJOY ANOTHER DAY. LAKE MICHIGAN IS A GREAT PLACE TO SWIM BUT MANY WHO VISIT IT FOR A SWIM HAVE NO IDEA THAT IT IS ONE OF THE 5 TOP MOST DANGEROUS WATERS IN THE WORLD. MANY WHO CAN SWIM MILES IN A POOL THINK THEY CAN EASILY HANDLE SWIMMING HERE. ITS NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS AND THE WATER CAN CHANGE FROM MIRROR FLAT TO 6 FOOT ROLLERS IN SECONDS.
    CONGRADULATION STEVE
    DIVER DAVE


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