Those who know me know that I like to use memory aids (mnemonic devices) in order to recall various things. Years ago, I came up with the name “Gage” (pronounced/emphasized with a long a for the two “a” cities) to remember the five cities of the Phillistines.
This past Wednesday evening, I was reviewing various things and up came the five cities (Gath, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gaza, and Ekron) of the Phillistines. I laughed because the very next day I was having lunch with my dear friend Cliff Wilson, who is a pilot for Southwest. It turns out that Cliff’s son is named Gage (pictured below). Does he look like a Phillistine to you? I think not!