Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Last night I attended a meeting of our local volunteer fire department. A neighbor invited me because they were in need of more members to help respond to fires and other emergencies. I got the feeling that although they need more volunteers, they really aren't looking for geezers. I don't think I'll join, although they do have pretty cool fireman hats, and maybe if I could drive the fire truck and work the siren, but no, I can't see myself at my age doing something as heroic as runnning into a burning building, axe in hand, but then again, maybe I could stand outside and squirt water on it. I'll think about it.