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NO DONUTS in the YARD for SANDY the FENCING FAN this OLYMPICS: Leading US fencers miss the podium today.

I am about ready to pitch the Olympics into the trash can.  Botswana could save the day!  Tunisia did not win yesterday.  But I was so excited about today – surely we’d win a fencing medal today!  And then we had TWO US fencers in the semi-finals – surely this had potential – if they both got gold – time for donuts in the yard as four years ago!

No donuts this year.  Maybe in next four or five days there’s a fencing medal for us.  But it was a terrible day for me today.  My heart goes out for Mariel Zagunis and Seth Kelsey.  Here’s the Reuters article.  I do not intend to talk about it again!  I drowned my sorrows at a Chick-fil-A for dinner!  (The line at the Mechanicsville CFA was all the way to the end of the store and the car line was almost to 360!)

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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