Smith: Rolling Stones show Detroit they’re aging well
“Outta’ My Mind on a Saturday Moanin’”
There’s new research on aging published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that seems to conclusively prove what most of us have observed in our daily lives; that is, people age differently, some even aging three times faster than others.
Those of us who were lucky enough to experience the Rolling Stones at Comerica Park had that point driven home.
Nowhere else in the world would you find four men with a combined age of over 285 years running, jumping, singing and dancing for over two hours.
I’m guessing the combined age of the entire Oakland University Choir (doing an excellent job singing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”) didn’t add up to 285 years.
■A reminder to our great former sponsors who have helped the Detroit Police Athletic League kids in the past to come on board for our 12th Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic to benefit Detroit PAL Aug. 10 at the Detroit Golf Club. There’s even room for new sponsors to jump on board.
Also, everyone can support more than 12,000 kids by becoming a brand new “Paul’s Year Round PAL” with a donation of $252 (or $21 per month). All of the information you need for any involvement can be found at paulwsmithgolf.com. Please join us and help the kids.
■I never take for granted the great opportunities my job creates for me and my family; hence, we are headed back up to the beautiful Grand Hotel to join Chris Shepler, the entire Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry family and Gov. Rick Snyder for the festive christening of the Miss Margie at 4 p.m. Sunday at Shepler’s Marine Service in Mackinaw City.
This proud third generation Michigan family business invites you to join us to preview this state of the art, first-ever built-in-Northern- Michigan ferry by Moran Iron Works in Onaway.
She’s beautiful and will carry her first passengers very soon.
Join us for the celebration.
Paul W. Smith is host of The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.