Oops, Sorry, Mr. O’Ree, but I’m Glad You’re Still Alive

So, oops. Mike has always told me that I can rely on about 95% of what he says as true. Not that he lies, but he can be mistaken about things. So when he told me that Willie O’Ree, a subject of my post 3 days ago, had died earlier this year I believed him and mentioned this non-fact in my blog. So while I am embarrassed about the foul-up, I am very happy for Mr. O’Ree.  He remains very much alive. As with a similar happenstance with Mark Twain, rumors of his death have been greatly exaggerated. Even though I am blaming Mike, more or less, for this unfortunate faux-pas, in the interest of the whole truth, I do take full responsibility for the error. It is after all, my blog, not Mike’s. Nuff said. Be well, and if I don’t post anything else before Thanksgiving (or if I do), have a great holiday. Farewell from Happy Meadows.

Here is the video of Willie O’Ree’s Hall of Fame acceptance speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STpRn0MCOs8

Author: Black Magic

Black Magic is a handsome, charming, and self-absorbed cat who lives with Mike and Judy Gordon in Marietta, Georgia. He is about 7 years old, and he will remind you at every opportunity that his grandfather was Black Jack, that famous cat who wrote his own autobiography. Black Magic has a great many opinions, and despite his natural feline arrogance, he seems to be genuinely spiritual. But the reader can decide for him/herself.

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