Archive for July 3rd, 2010

Exemplary Codgers: Willard Scott

A good day to you. I am sure you enjoyed my grandson Max’s “guest blog” yesterday. I think it shows a lot of initiative on his part to consider taking a trip to California to sell his glassware. I’m not aware if he has spoken to Tricia’s friend C. J. yet about carpooling with him, but if C. J. says no, I would be inclined to let Max borrow my car for the trip simply because I know his own father would say no. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to give him any gas money because I didn’t win big at the casino yesterday (but I did get several free drinks, which more than made up for my losses).

Today I will be directing your attention to another Exemplary Codger: Willard Scott. His credentials include being named the “Distinguished Virginian” by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters in 1990 and “Washingtonian of the Year” by Washingtonian magazine in 1979. Yes, you read that correctly: He was both! Being able to represent two states/districts of Columbia is no small accomplishment. I don’t think I can name one other person who has ever done it.

Willard Scott

But Willard Scott is most renowned for sponsoring the Smuckers part of The Today Show for people celebrating their 100th birthday. The zodiac word for them is centenarians, but as far as I’m concerned, the silent majority of them are codgers, pure and simple. And if not for Willard Scott’s generosity, these codgers wouldn’t be able to enjoy their golden years properly: full of delicious jam and jelly products. Supporting fellow codgers: the true hallmark of an Exemplary Codger.

I’ll be taking the day off tomorrow to properly celebrate our nation’s independence, and I suggest you do the same and not sit around checking to see if I’ve published a new article. I would presume that many other Internet bloggers will be taking the day off tomorrow as well.


Until next time!


The Codger