Anyone who reads my blogs can pick up on the fact that I love to write. Pictures are awesome to help make a point or add to the written word, but I love more to have the reader see the words and understand the meaning in them. I give people credit that we are not just 20 second mindless creatures who only stay on something 20 seconds before we must be lulled into staying with flashy pictures and light commentary day in and day out. I realize it works because movie, tv, internet companies do it every day and draw people in.
I realize too that a number of people just clicked off because it went more than 20 seconds and that immediate gratification wasn’t met. Oh well! The rest are hopefully in for a treat.
Today I am going to put way more pictures on my blog than usual and less writing because I want you the reader to take a moment with each and every photo to think of a moment of “times gone by” as we approach the new year. As I am putting things into boxes and going over the year in review, I realize the new relationships formed and some left behind. Some people I knew very well, others I just tremendously respected their craft and could count on a good laugh or maybe a moment of introspection because of them.
So enjoy and “well drink a cup of kindness yet for times gone by.”
Thanks for those “7 words” my man you had the courage to stand up and who could ever forget the “garage sale” bit.
May 13, 1937- June 22, 2008
So many great movies, but even greater and God bless you for all the charity work you did and the lives you helped improve.
Jan 26, 1925-Sept 26, 2008
“Let my people go…”
“Take your stinking dirty paws off me you damn dirty ape..”
Oct 4, 1923- April 5, 2008
Everytime I go out diving I think of you in the back of my head…
“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
Nov 10, 1932- Feb 10, 2008
As a fellow newsman I always held your work in high regard. You’ll be missed.
May 7, 1950- June 13, 2008
The Blues got a little sadder when the world lost you my man.
Dec 30, 1928- June 2, 2008
You left way too soon Mac. Thanks for all the laughs.
Oct 5, 1957- Aug 9, 2008
Musician, actor, humanitarian and nobody could forget you “are one bad mutha.” Thanks for everything. R.I.P
Aug 20, 1942- Aug 10, 2008
You were just getting started…
April 4, 1979- Jan 22, 2008
Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind. This is just a few of the people 2008 saw leave this world. Many more great people whether family, friends or people you barely knew went as well. Take the time to remember their memory. And since this IS a baseball blog and even though he is not dead but gone. Wish you and your family well in your new digs Matty. I’ll never forget that slide.