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Around the Burnside 11/1/12
Written by Denny Easterling   
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6:32 PM

Knowledge has no power until it is used. Share your burden with a friend; two can carry a pail easier than one.

Every so often I read or hear something I need to pass on to others. The American Legion Magazine had one of those things this month.

Many of you will remember how you felt and thought when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. The following is from the eulogy for a friend given by Gene Cernan, commander of the Apollo 17 lunar landing for a friend and fellow astronaut.

“You have now shown once again the pathway to the stars. As you soar through the heavens, beyond where even eagles dare to go, you can now finally put out your hand and touch the face of God.” A very fitting tribute I thought.

I thought I wouldn’t write any more about football but the Purdue and OSU game deserves a mention.

Our great-grandson, who is in the first grade, attended his first Ohio State football game. I think he enjoyed it even if he didn’t really understand what was going on. I understand near the end of the game, with 105 thousand people screaming fans, he asked his dad,

“Can I yell now?” His dad put him on his shoulders and told him to yell. He yelled.

I watched most of the game. To be truthful I had given up. A little over two minutes to go and Purdue had the ball. I had told Esther they would lose but no one thought they would come as far as they had.

As what happens some time, I had an urgent call to the little room, located in the corner of our house. After I had finished my urgent call I go back and watch the Buckeyes lose. The Buckeyes had the ball in Purdue side of the field and could possibly score.