Joe Simon’s Correct Age

Mark Evanier wrote a nice post about Joe Simon’s birthday. But Mark got it wrong when he gave Joe’s age as 92. Well let me set the story straight, Joe is now 94 years young. When I last talked to Joe he commented:

I’m telling everybody that I am 95. I mean what kind of number is 94? No, 95 is a much better number. I’m going to say I’m 95.

Is it any wonder that people get confused about Joe’s age? I love Joe, but I always try to remember he favorite piece of advice:

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.