Column: Adult spelling bee comes to an e-n-d

Sunday’s column (read it here) begins with word that Claremont’s annual adult spelling bee, an April tradition, has met its demise. As I’ve been involved the past two years, I can’t help worrying that I’m to blame somehow. From there, other items await.

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  • And now you’re involved with a movie series at Ontario’s library. If my city’s library closes, I’ll know who to blame. 🙂

    (I actually have you beat in terms of ill effects. I worked for a Fortune 500 company in August 2008, and I gave a presentation at headquarters that month that showcased the products of our division. In October 2008, the multinational announced that it was selling our division. I still take it personally.)

    [Ouch. My ill effects are minor compared to that. — DA]

  • Ramona

    I have a history of ill-effects where Pomona schools are concerned.

    Kauffman Elementary – torn down. Termites used to come out of the wall and join us for the spelling lessons.

    Fremont Jr. High – closed as a school and turned into the AdMin building.

    Pomona High – burned to the ground, at least in the middle.

    I used to joke that Cal-Poly and Mt. Sac should pay me NOT to attend.

    No way of knowing how many other buildings or institutions I have ruined.

    Come to think of it, I did have several accounts at Washington Mutual. And I shopped at a couple of electronics businesses which no longer exist. Let’s not even talk about the DMV building that had to be torn down.

    Guess I should just stay home and shop online.

    [You could, but what if you ruined the Internet? — DA]