Thursday, July 04, 2019



Chic Silber said...

It's also my wife's birthday

We are celebrating it here

in Philadelphia where the

Declaration of Independence

was signed on the 2nd but

only ratified on the 4th

Bob Cline said...

Happy 4th of July to you too. Thank you for keeping the legacy alive. We appreciate it, Chic.

Roger Smith said...


When we played Philadelphia on the Beatty show, in '81, we were across the way from RFK Stadium. We did business, but not at all like the old days at Lighthouse Field. Worse, we were on acres of black earth and it rained like it did for Noah. The whole fleet was mired to the mud rings, and the elephants couldn't move a truck. Johnny Pugh hired a local D-8 Caterpillar to pull each unit off, one by one, until he got us on pavement. He charged $150 per hour, with a 3-hour minimum--meaning he knew we were stuck in more ways than one.

But while there, I made a point of visiting the great sites of our founding. I toured Constitution Hall where our Declaration of Independence was ratified, and was a little amazed at how relatively small the actual room was where a nation stood up and stated its case. The Liberty Bell was bigger than I had imagined, and so was most of Philadelphia's history.