Moon Shoes

God Bless America

“Moon Shoes” sell for 50K
What do you do with a pair of smelly old sneakers taking up space in your closet? Apparently, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], you should put them up for sale. That’s what Dave Russell of Sacramento, CA did and he managed to make a $50,000 profit. It turns out these were not any old kicks; they were designed by Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike, and only 12 pairs of what were called “Moon Shoes” were made in 1972. Eugene, OR was hosting the Olympic trials that year and Bowerman gave ten pairs to athletes trying out for the Olympic team and Russell was one of them. The Graduate Eugene Hotel, which is building a Nike Museum in Eugene, purchased the shoes. “They wanted something that would say, ‘this is Nike town’,” according to Russell.

This centenarian has the right stuff
She’s 103 years old, but that didn’t stop her from showing that she has the right stuff. According to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] Seattle’s “Kitty” Hodges likely earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records when she jumped out of a plane at an altitude of 10,000 feet recently. She was strapped to an instructor, but it still took guts. Evidence of her feat has been submitted to the folks at Guinness to prove that she is the oldest woman to make a tandem jump. 

Squirrelly squirrels
New York City has a reputation for being a tough town and the newest warnings posted by the city’s Parks Department seem to prove that it’s not just muggers who pose a threat. The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] reports that the Big Apple has been putting up signs in several parks advising visitors not to feed the squirrels because they bite. The bushy-tailed creatures may look lovable and cute but lately they’ve become quite aggressive and pose a danger to those who might try to feed them. A local cameraman wanted to see for himself just how aggressive the squirrels in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park have become and he found out the hard way that some of them have become very angry critters. He was attacked as soon as he started filming.