This posting is taking me a long time to do, so excuse the diction and the spelling errors.
Last Saturday I was in Amsterdam, New York visiting the family of a man I coached back in the 80’s. Both he and I were with that club during the last three years of its existence, it went chapter 11. He succumbed to complications with a sickness that started during his last year with that club, and during the late 90’s he finally was home bound. He passed away this February.
While my Mrs. was driving us back home, I couldn’t help but think how short life is and how hard we all try to do something with that gift – life. Some better than others, but then, who’s to judge.
Then I thought about the businesss, the coaching aspects. I battered about, this and that, not going anywhere specific… only to be asked after 30 minutes of talking to myself by my wife… “were you talking to me?”
It’s a good life to coach and bring about someone else’s dreams and hopes, their give and take. To watch success and failures alike, knowing all the while there’s really no such experience that I’ll feel – only to watch someone else’s. Life should be issued to us with re-runs, you know. To go back and do something, anything justa little different. Perhaps I would had done better by someone, or even been given a chance myself. I don’t know.
The people, both young and not so young, fathers, moms, amaterur coaches, and the like owe you folks a great deal of thanks. Here with questions and circumstances, offers a degree of civility and honest observatons that I haven’t found much of in this life.
I know this is a bit of rambling –my Mr.s tells me that all the time. I misss the businessss more than I thought, the people who mattered, the young ones with so much to learn, heck I even miss thedrunks and the guy s that were always broke – Steve knows wihat I’m talking about.
I absolutely hate this instante replay stuff. I’d clean my pen out in a heartbeat if that was laid on me while I was coaching.
I n any event, it takes me a while to read the topics here, but I enjoy the job that you folks are doing. Your all genuine people. You do ourt National Pastime proud.