The letter was in the Washington Post yesterday. It was in reaction to a language usage in the Post. Reader Audrey O. Stewart had said she didn't understand a quote containing the phrase "a social more." William Collinge of Gettysburg, Penn., wrote: "I'd have thought it was widely known that when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie -- that's a more!"
Then there was the obit today of Jack Ready, a former Secret Service agent who was in the car behind JFK's when the bullets flew in Dallas. At one point in his career, Ready had been assigned to protect then-National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger. The obit closes with this story:
"Kent Jefferies, a younger Secret Service agent and friend of Mr. Ready’s, related one episode in a eulogy at his memorial service. 'I know you are brave and are good with a weapon,' Kissinger once told Mr. Ready. 'What would you do if we were attacked by terrorists trying to kidnap me?'
'I have my instructions, sir,' Mr. Ready replied, knowing that the secretary would not mind his ribbing. 'You are not to be taken alive.'"