And in fact does so, reminding us that the past isn't so far away after all. Emilio Mercado has passed away.
If you don't know who that is, he was until recently the oldest man in the world. He also happened to be the oldest Army veteran in the world, getting drafted in the waning months of World War One.
I will be in charge of the rifle detail at his funeral tomorrow. Since I'll be getting ready from here on out, don't expect any more posts from me today.
You know what's screwed up? Fox News doesn't have this. I couldn't really find a mention of it in any major US Newspapers. But the Calgary Herald? They got it.