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February 21, 2013

FROM THE VALLEY: Some back issues - never published

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — So before we went much further, I confessed. 

“Corey, I’ve never felt quite as old as the day I heard that an 85 year-old pope was ahead of me technologically. He was using Tweeters – or whatever it’s called. And I am not even faintly familiar with what it is.”

“Actually,” Corey said, “that’s one of the reasons he’s leaving the papacy.”

“How’s that, again?”

“He got in touch with some of his old pals, and they’ve decided to try to get the band back together. That’s why he’s resigning.”

“Are you serious?” I’m so gullible. (Somebody told me that once and I believed him.) 

“Don’t you remember?” he pressed. “They had a hit called ‘Smoke on the Holy Water’ several years back.” 

And then it dawned on me. It was part of his training.

Corey – my new pal, the therapist – was simply doing his job. 

He was pulling my leg.

Pretzel, anyone? 

And that’s the way it looks from the Valley.

Tom Valley is a Medina resident. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at tvalley@rochester.rr.com.

Tom Valley is a Medina resident. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at tvalley@rochester.rr.com.

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