I read it and now I see more of your sorrow. He had to be one in 8 billion - I know Earth doesn't have that many people, that's why I put it that way. It must have been quite an honor to be a friend of his. If I had a band-aid for your heart, I would gladly send it. I will keep him & family in my prayers as I've been doing with you, honey. xox
Beautiful military tribute you posted. Adkins does things right when it comes to our military. Being a baseball fan you'll appreciate this. Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow are our beloved TV guys for the Giants. They're not Vin Scully...but who is? They don't have his sophistication but they're a lot of fun. Kuiper played for the Giants and the Indians. While in Cleveland he hit his only home run. On the anniversary the Giants had a Duane Kuiper home run day at AT&T and gave away a Kuiper bobble head in his Indian uniform. Everyone loves to tease him about his only homer and they did a 6 minute mockumentary of his incredible feat. He has as much fun with it as everyone else. Treat yourself to a few minutes of fun. http://cheezburger.com/71333633
I see yesterday was YOUR BIRFDAE!!! HAPPY BELATED BIRFDAE!!! I'm rly sorry I missed it....I'm sure I coulda found some old as dirt jokes...as I have friends who send me stuff like that. ;) LOVELY people rly! I just got your memorial card yesterday...you may have ed'd I had some surgery so I'm here sporadically at best til full recovery comes. You have my email though if there is anything you need. :D I try to check it once a day. LUB YOO OODLES!!!
Is that the same ownership with the Colts? That is a tough thing to forgive. The games that owners play are pretty deceitful. You get the same thing with Davis's son now in terms of saying he wants to stay in Oakland while scouting locations in San Antonio and LA. I think he's just jerking around San Antonio to use as leverage with Oakland. I fully expect them to go to LA again. I hate the Cowboys now too all because of Jones. His firing of Landry was bush league.
To have his retirement party transformed into a memorial is just too sad. Teachers have a unique opportunity to play a big role in people's lives. Many do but few reach the levels Gunny apparently did. I had a high school civics teacher who had a big impact on me that was killed in an auto accident about five years after I graduated. I attended the funeral and it was like a reunion. It was a real tribute that so many students came back for his funeral. This certainly changes the tone of your last days there. Isn't it amazing how much a beloved team leaving impacts your feelings. I was a Raider fan as a kid back in the good old days of Madden. Blanda and Stabler, Jim Otto and Freddie Belitnikoff. The list could go on and on. When Davis moved them to LA they became dead to me...mostly Davis. Now that he's passed I've begun to wonder if my feelings towards the Raiders could change. The needle hasn't moved on the dial as yet but the fact that I've even considered the possibility is quite a statement. The fact that I'm so ticked at Niner management probably plays a role in that. I've long been a fan of Andrew Luck so my allegiance may just go to the Colts this season while Jed York does penance...like he gives a damn about the fans. Sigh...