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Ducking the Draft (without dodging it)

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by skip.knox, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

    So, fun birthday fact.
    I was born on September 14, 1951, which means I was eighteen in 1969. Which was the first year of the draft lottery in the United States. The first drawing was on December 1. Guess what was the first date drawn? Number 001. Yep, September 14.

    Here's where it gets fun. I wasn't even paying attention. Never knew there was a drawing. In fact, I didn't know until just a few days ago. As far as I knew, it was the 1970 drawing, and in that year Sept 14 was somewhere in the 400s. I do remember sweating that one out.

    But the Dec 1, 1969 drawing? Sailed right past it. By such strange paths do we come to this place.
  2. Sheilawisz

    Sheilawisz Queen of Titania Moderator

    Happy Birthday Skip!

    I know that it's over by now, but I wish that you enjoyed a very special and most happy day in the company of your family and friends. I send you Hugs, and my best wishes so that you get to enjoy many more birthdays and excellent years to come for you in your life.

    You know that I respect and appreciate you a lot, and Cheers!
  3. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

    Thanks so much, SheilawiszSheilawisz. All the best to you and yours, as well.
    Sheilawisz likes this.
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