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Discussion: Thanks to Terry Fran, Dave and George-others

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Dec. 10, 2011
Men's 60
196 posts
Thanks to Terry Fran, Dave and George-others
As we enter the final month of this year i enjoy looking back at many of the things that occured in my life during the past year. I have been blessed to be able to continue as a counselor for Mesa Schools and play a small part in trying to help students and families find a better way to deal with life. I tell the kids 80 percent of people are doing great but we often spend more time dealing with the 20 percent who cannot follow the rules. Same for us adults I guess. My father who has Alzheimer's turned 83 this past week but It was nice to talk with him and he knew who I was , A good momemt. Speaking of good moments I have enjoyed my contact with you players for another year of softball and thank Terry, Fran, Dave, and George for keeping us out on the field. The international games Goodwill tournament was so special and playing the team from Japan was a blast. Terry took time out from worlds to let me give him a tour of Sunshine Acres Children's Home in Mesa where I was a director for 16 yrs before working for Mesa schools. What a true blesseing to learn from Vera Dingman the founder. I realize that each of us on the field will only be around this world for a BLINK OF AN EYE. so I hope that we all can enjoy this special time we have to share with each other. Fran thanks for taking care of my knee when it was hit by a line drive and opened up on field, Your kindness is a nice memory.One of my students who has been gone for awile came to school event last night and said I have missed you so much I almost forgot you. HA. In life I guess we do the same things we hang with guys on field than one day they are gone and we almost forget the memories sometimes. Thanks to you guys who keep us playing, Barry Coach of CJS, Webbie who stays in touch, DC in PHX and so many others who keep us playing a kids game. May God Bless all of you during this special season of holidays. See you all in 2012. Gary Ingle
Dec. 10, 2011
Men's 60
1683 posts
Thanks Gary!
Dec. 10, 2011
Men's 60
2220 posts
Gary, you are truly one of the reasons senior softball is special. Merry Christmas to you and your family--and to all softball players.
Dec. 10, 2011
Men's 65
80 posts
Gary,,, glad you made it to senior softball,,keep doing the good work with those kids....

Dec. 13, 2011
Men's 60
196 posts
Roger great to hear from you. We go back a long way in softball and I remember I first met you when you worked as a probation officer with some of the kids I worked with in 1980-90's. Do you live in AZ or have you moved to CA.? I played against your old buddy Ken P. the other weekend at Rio Vista. This is what I enjoy the best about senior ball finding friends from the past. Sad some of our buddies never made it to age of 50. I feel blessed every time I step on the field. Merry Christmas , Thanks again for your note. GI
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