Monday, January 30, 2006

More from Elementary School

This past weekend was the 20th anniversary of the Challenger disaster.

When I think back to elementary school, there were not very many newsworthy events that found their way into the classroom. The Challenger, of course, was one of them, as was Baby Fae, a kid who had a baboon heart transplant.

Every week we were assigned to bring in an article from the newspaper, and read it as part of our current events section. One kid in the class, Chaim Blitz, followed the story from the beginning, bringing in articles leading up to the transplant, through the transplant, and up until her death three weeks after she had the heart transplant.

Baby Jessica was another baby celebrity who found her way into our classroom. For those who don't remember, Baby Jessica had somehow fallen into an eighteen inch pipe deep below the ground. It took a few days, but she was rescued.

Baby Jessica, now a young adult at age 19, was in the news this week, when she got married.

It's nice to find out that someone who you worried about and wondered about as a school child survived into adulthood. I wonder how her life changed as a result of the incident.

8 Comments:

Blogger Krunk said...

She's probably afraid of pipes.

January 30, 2006 4:39 PM  
Anonymous cynic said...

I read that she's also coming into an inheritance of ~1 million dollars when she turns 25 - a result of all the donations people sent from around the country when she was trapped and immediately afterwards. I am absolutely not a cynic (not usually, anyway), but I couldn't help but wonder about the motives of a 32-year-old man marrying a 19-year-old girl who's about to become a millionnaire...

January 30, 2006 4:55 PM  
Blogger iSrAeLiWannab said...

O M G shes marrying a guy whos 32??? isnt there a law agaisnt that or something?!!?!!?!

January 30, 2006 11:26 PM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Um...israeliwannab...no, there isn't. She's over 18. She could've married a 95 year old if she wanted to. Though, I agree with cynic. It's an interesting coincidence, but would've been more compelling had he married her a few years from now.

And, I'd say she watches her step now-a-days.
-OC

January 31, 2006 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you unromantic pigs.

January 31, 2006 5:32 PM  
Blogger SportPsych Detroit said...

Why do you question the motives of the 32 year old...is her name Anna Nicole Smith?

February 02, 2006 12:52 AM  
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