The good, the bad and the nutty
Aug. 18, 2011)
Sports stories come in all varieties. Here are three recent examples representing, in order, the good, the bad and the nutty.
• The 10 degrees of Sensei Keiko Fukuda
First off, most of us are never going to see our 98th birthday. And the ones who do might not be in any condition to remember the special occasion, or even know where or who they are at that particular moment.
And when it comes to exercise — well, let’s just say wrapping a shawl around one’s shoulders can constitute a full-fledged physical workout at that advanced age.
But enough tasteless jabs aimed at my elders. I’d better shut the trap, lest I anger Sensei Keiko Fukada.
Fukada is 98 years old, which in Asian culture automatically makes her a respected figure. In Fukada’s case, what also helps to engender esteem is the fact that she can beat the snot out of any smart mouths that cross her path.