by Martha Rose Woodward
Budgets, budgets, budgets—-that is all I am hearing this week. Those in charge of our government are burning the midnight oil seeking ways to spend the hard earned money we taxpayers have to give them. Let’s hope they hold the line on raising taxes and find some ways to cut spending. Many thanks to Mayor Rogero who didn’t raising taxes.
Where were you in 1982? As we begin the month of May we think back to 1982 when “the world came to Knoxville.” I have been attending celebrations and receptions around town this week and think there will be more of those this year. Where did 30 years go?
Open House at the Sunsphere on Tuesday with Sara Spangler and her team, George and Chad. Sara is the exclusive booking agent for the Sunsphere. She is doing a great job. If anyone wants to host a party, a reception or have a delightful event on the 6th floor of the Sunsphere, call 865 363 9538 and Sara can make it happen.
veryone is invited to the: Sunsphere’s 30thBirthday Party. Bill Landry will be the featured speaker for the fun event. Join Bill for a delicious picnic lunch with lots of cold iced tea. Listen as he entertains you with ONLY humorous stories he has heard along the way during his last 30 years in journalism.
11:00 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday May 16, 2012
You will have plenty of time to talk to Bill.
Sunsphere’s 6th floor $16 per ticket Or table of 8 for $120
Buy your ticket on line by e mailing Sunsphere email@example.com or over the phone by calling 865 951 0319. Make check payable to Sunsphere Account and mail to 939 Chickamauga Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
I interviewed Bill Landry this week and he told me a funny story—-a short one. A man came to an event where Bill was the speaker and at some point, when he met Bill, Landry asked, “How are you?”
The man answered, “Bill, I am doing great. As a matter of fact, I am 70 years old and just found out that I am going to be a father.”
“Wow!” replied Bill. “That is amazing. So you just found out you are going to be a dad?”
“Yes, said the man. “If all goes well, the baby will be born 9 months from this next Saturday night.”
“Now,” said Landry, “that is funny.”