August 31st, 2006


1946 Prediction

In The Search for Maggie Ward on p. 231, Packy says, "...I'm going to try waterskiing..."

"What's that?"

"Skiing on the water, what else, genius? Behind a boat. They started it on the Riviera before the war. It looks like fun."

"It will never catch on here," I said. Another one of my prize-winning predictions. I thought it was definitely confirmed later when I read an article in Life that pointed out that it would cost thirty-five dollars to buy the seven-inch-wide skis!