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Sept. 9, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dale McWhorter inducted into NSSHOF

Perl, thanks for this post.

Congratulations Dale; so proud of you and for you. Well deserved!!
Aug. 8, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Southern Championships in Birmingham

I now know that there are 25 teams enlisted, However, Strykers and Hitmen and Ga/Al are the only identified teams to me.
Helloooo...
Aug. 5, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Southern Championships in Birmingham

Still wondering!
Don't forget the shortcut at Bass Masters on I-20, if you are coming from Atlanta.
See you there, Tom.
Aug. 4, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I Believe in Angels!

Fred, angels are often around and we do not even realize!
Thanks, Pat. The last 7 months have been rather interesting: Dec. 6--back surgery; April 24--gall bladder surgery; it was my granddaughter who was attacked by a pit bull 2 days later; May 25-30--acute pancreatitis.
I am doing well and hope to play in SSUSA Southern Championships in Birmingham.
One of the angels I did see was my dear wife of 44 years who never left my bedside while in the hospital!!
Every day is a good day!
Aug. 1, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I Believe in Angels!

After almost a month of difficulties, my gall bladder was declared the miscreant and on April 24 it was removed.
On May 25 I found myself in an emergency room at a local hospital; some gallstone material had lodged in my pancreas and I was experiencing acute pancreatitis. The next 6 days are still pretty much a blur since I was unconscious for most of it. I would awake for a minute here or 5 minutes there. I almost left permanently on 2 occasions.
On the 5th morning around 2 a.m., my wife and I were the only persons in the room. She was wiping my face with a cool, damp cloth when I came to and I whispered "Angels".
Her response: "Yes, baby, I am your angel!" "No", I corrected her, "They're behind you."
And they were there! A number of them--just silhouetted figures. There was someone else there as well; in the corner was a completely dark figure, all in shadows; his face down and I only saw his hands folded in front of him.
My response was to ask my wife for a gun, but do not give it to him for he is dead! Draw your own conclusions. You may not believe; but I do!
I passed out immediately after that. Now I know this is not pertinent to senior softball and I do not expect responses, but I do hope it will prompt some personal thoughts from everyone.
I will make a small connection however. Earlier during my state, my wife said that I kept muttering something about "pool play, pool play", then suddenly came too, sat up, and declared: "Honey, I love to play softball!", then passed back out.

July 30, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Southern Championships in Birmingham

Is it still too early to inquire? Cajun Joe will be helping the Strykers!!
July 25, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Southern Championships in Birmingham

Just wondering who will be in Birmingham August 15-18?

Especially 60/0ver teams. Thanks
July 9, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For Everyone Attending the SSUSA Birmingham tourney

Webbie, no need for apologies. Concern for friends who are injured is always o.k.

Bruce, hope you are well on the way to recovery.

And thanks again to Cajun Joe for straightening me out! Joe, right now, it appears that I will have a good turn-out for Bham. Thanks
July 8, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Columbus LX shows senior softball class

Again, many thanks to Columbus LX and friends. Mena and family will be heading to SIX FlAGS later this month.

Don, pictures will soon follow to you. God bless and see you this Friday at Auburn!
July 8, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For Everyone Attending the SSUSA Birmingham tourney

Joe, you are correct! No one is going to believe my directions, since I cannot even get the name of the park right!!

Maybe I shouldn't try to type and think at the same time so early in the morning.

It is Liberty Park in Birmingham, Alabama.
July 8, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For Everyone Attending the SSUSA Birmingham tourney

in August. There is a new street which may not even be recorded on maps at this point which starts at the Bass Masters location and goes straight to Heritage Park.

If you are coming from Georgia, you can turn off I-20 at Bass Masters and save yourselves about 30-40 minutes.

Since we are on the subject, who will be attending this great tourney?
June 24, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Proud to be an honorary member of Columbus LX!!

Thanks, John. I was recovering from my own little difficulties, so I could only watch from the dugout all weekend. I did get to bat once though and I was 1/1!!

Don offered a few days earlier to just mail everything to me, but I thought that it was too important to not be there in person and be able to express our deepest appreciation to Don, Columbus LX, and other friends.

The ceremony was truly special and is something I will always treasure. As already stated, sometimes we do not realize just how many friends one has, until a moment like Saturday. God bless.
June 24, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Columbus LX shows senior softball class

Perl, for some reason, after I arrived back home yesterday, I could not access this message on my computer. I went ahead and entered my thoughts, but could not read your's until this morning.
My family and I truly appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

As you know, I had gall bladder surgery 2 days before Mena's difficulty and then on May 25 had a crisis with my pancreas. 6 days in the hospital and almost left twice! Doing well now, but do need continued prayers.

To all the softball community: faith and prayers and the mercy of Our Lord is really important. God bless you all.
June 23, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Proud to be an honorary member of Columbus LX!!

The Peach State Classic is always one of the best SPA tourneys of the year. This year was no different, but what made it more special and meaningful was the graciousness, kindness, and thoughtfulness of the Columbus LX softball team and other friends as well.

Out of the goodness of their hearts, they made an old grandpa cry a few tears, but they were tears of joy and appreciation. When I asked for prayers for my granddaughter, Mena, back at the end of May, that was all I wished for--just everyone's prayers. Your prayers were miraculously answered in that she survived and is doing wonderfully well. Instead of multiple plastic surgeries, it will be minimal requirements and scarring to her face. She has no memory of the attack and still loves dogs!!

Columbus LX and others didn't just stop with prayers, however. Tickets to SIX Flags for Mena and Family, and a very generous love offering have reminded me of some very special lessons: There are still a great many truly good people in this old cynical world and sometimes an old grandpa doesn't really know how many friends he has until the Lord chooses to use an unusual event to to reveal it to him. From the bottom of my heart, thanks to all!
June 18, 2013
southpaw
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Marietta Tourney

Thanks, Joe. We are more solid this year and hope to continue to be competitive.

I hope it has not hurt us in that we did not get to play in Pensacola. It will be 2 months between tourneys.

Of course, I may have to be a spectator for the rest of the season--gall bladder surgery April 24 and pancreas attack on May 25! I almost did not make it, but am feeling very well now and improving daily.
June 17, 2013
southpaw
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Marietta Tourney

Thanks, Joe. Hopefully will be there and see some of your last game of the day. Take care and God bless.
June 14, 2013
southpaw
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Marietta Tourney

Cajun Joe, What time do you play Thursday?
May 16, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanks For Your Prayers!

Thanks, Perl. My team is not able to attend Pensacola, so I guess we will see everyone in Marietta.

My teams have been playing Ga/Al for the past ten years or more. In all those years we have defeated you once! I think it was in Marietta about 9 years ago, we were up by 18 runs in the top of the 7th--Ga/Al scored 19 in the bottom!
May 15, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanks For Your Prayers!

Mena continues to improve; thanks again for your thoughtfulness.
Wood, glad to hear that your triplets are doing wonderfully well. You are right about grandchildren; they keep us young; they keep us laughing and on our toes.
I have 4 grands--3 girls and a boy. A few weeks ago, my 5yo asked me "Why did God make mean people?"!
The other day, my 7yo grandson had a discussion with his dad about needing a haircut. His dad informed him that when he was born, he had a head full of hair. My grandson's response: "Was it more than grandpa's armpits?"!

Fabe, you are also correct. We need to proclaim God's grace and mercy. God is indeed, Good!
May 8, 2013
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanks For Your Prayers!

My granddaughter, Mena, is doing wonderfully well. The difference between the Children's Hospital emergency room, Thursday night, April 24 and now is indeed miraculous. There will be minimal scarring on her face and the only memory she has of the dog attack is staring into the face of the dog!

I shared with Robbie Faucett a few days ago that one of the great blessings of senior softball for me is getting to meet and hear from great people who are so kind and thoughtful. Your willingness to offer prayers on behalf of Mena are greatly appreciated. God bless you!
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