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               A Word from the Editor

         Boca Club News Loses a Dear Friend

            From the very first                         of how important the voluntary contributions are of all the   4 of natural causes. He and his wife, Sally, built their
         issue of Boca Club News                        columnists who write about the subjects they know best.  house in Bocaire in 1988 and relocated permanently from
         in 2006, and for more than                        After submitting his Humor column for our March 2020   Merrick, NY in 1995. Aside from being a humorist, Ron
         150 consecutive monthly                        issue, Ron Hirsch informed me that, for health reasons, it   was a man with many interests and talents. He was an
         issues following that, all                     would be his last column for the paper. As a friend, I inquired   electrical engineer who ran a successful electronics firm,
         of the members of Broken                       further, but that was all he had to say about the matter. Since   RHG Electronics, for 30 years. He had an insatiable quest
         Sound, St. Andrews and                         that time, Ron and I have stayed in touch on a regular basis   for knowledge and became a computer expert and was the
         Bocaire who receive this                       via emails. Then, on August 6th, in reply to my most recent   go-to guy for computer problems in Bocaire. He was an
         paper looked forward                           email to Ron, I received a request to delete Ron’s email   avid photographer since childhood and loved playing golf
         to enjoying the Humor                          address from my files! I was shocked by the request...until I   and tennis. His motto was “It’s important to laugh, learn
         column contributed by                          realized it was from his daughter, Vicki, informing me that   and love every day.” Ron will be missed by his wife of 73
         Bocaire resident Ron                           Ron had passed away on August 4th. I was, to say the least,   years and his 2 daughters and their families, including 4
         Hirsch. As editor of the                       heartbroken.                                       grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.”
         paper, I especially appreciated Ron’s consistent reliability      I asked Vicki to provide a few words of explanation for      As a reminder of Ron’s more than 150 Humor
         in getting his copy to me in time and in good form. As has   me, and for all who will miss Ron—those who knew him   columns, and to honor him now, here again is the final
         been the case with other of our long-time columnists, a   personally, and the many others who knew him from his   column that ran in the March 2020 issue of Boca Club
         close working relationship over the years soon blossomed   column in this paper. Here is what Vicki wrote:  News.
         into a genuine friendship, and a recognition on my part      “Ron Hirsch, who was 95 in June, passed away on August   —NAS, Editor

      Humor: These Laughs Are On Me!

      By Ron Hirsch of Bocaire. One in                           How is it possible to have a civil war?        Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?
      a series of humor columns from a                                        *****                                             *****
      collection by the popular Bocaire                        If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?  If most car accidents occur within five miles of home,
      man  who  provided  the  earlier                                        *****                            why doesn’t everyone just move 10 miles away?
      helpful columns in Boca Club                         If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2?            *****
      News about how to take care of                                          *****                              One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
      one’s home, demonstrating the wide                                If work is so terrific,                                 *****
      range of interests that make Ron so                       how come they have to pay you to do it?            Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
      interesting.                                                            *****                                             *****
                                                           If you’re born again, do you have two bellybuttons?  If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still
                    Impertinent Questions:                                    *****                                      have monkeys and apes?
      Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?  If you ate pasta and antipasta, would you still be hungry?    *****
                            *****                                             *****                          The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows
               How do I set my laser printer on stun?      If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?        where all the bad girls live
                            *****                                             *****                                             *****
                                                                    Is a castrated pig disgruntled?         If all those psychics know the winning lottery numbers,
                                                                              *****                                   why are they all still working?
                                                               Why are hemorrhoids called “hemorrhoids”                         *****
                                                                       instead of “asteroids”?              And whose cruel idea was it for the word “Lisp” to have
                                                                              *****                                           an “s” in it?
                                                                   Why is the alphabet in that order?
                                                                      Is it because of that song?
                                                             If the black box flight recorder is never damaged
                                                                        during a plane crash,
                                                            why isn’t the whole airplane made out of the stuff?

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