SKYLAB HAS FALLEN 644
(This article was written prior
to Skylab's dramatic splashdown.
If, perchance, I'm the one out of
650 billion who gets hit, you'll know
better next time to pay closer attention
to my predictions.)
I realize that my first prediction will
upset thousands of my readers (optimistic
soul aren't I) who take delight in being
superstitious. Because I flatly predict that
Skylab will not fall to earth on Friday 13th,
1979, regardless whether there is a full
moon or not. A black cat may land on your
roof, but no Skylab.
Contrary to NASA's prediction that Skylab
will splash down in the Atlantic on July 11,
I believe at least one piece of equipment
will hang in the atmosphere until the evening
of July 14, which just happens to be Donna's
and my 13th wedding anniversary.
It will be one of those rare occasions in which
I have just finished treating my wife to a
delicious Eastern Shore seafood dinner
The hit will occur two minutes after I've
paid the bill.
A policeman will rush to the scene and ask
my wife the cause of my demise. She'll reply,
"I'm not sure, officer, it was so sudden, like
a bolt out of the blue."
(First published on July 15,1979)
(Revisions made on January 30, 2021)