Monday, July 24, 2017

No Shoot - Johnny's Legacy

St. Petersburg, Russia
As Michelle, Jim, Mike, Elaine, and Peyton knew!

"Dot T-shirts!"

At this time last year - late July - I was planning my younger Brother's final arrangements. When we cleaned out his apartment, we came across several t-shirts which summed up Johnny's life - he was a "Dot Rat!" and proud of it.

Sometime after the ashes were either buried in Raynham or scattered around Ronan Park, one of his friends petitioned the Red Sox to honor him. Sam (no relation) Kennedy sent this touching response:

This week's "Wise Saying" summed up Johnny's life as we were quite taken back by the number of friends who came to pay their respects. Even today, his Facebook page is kept "alive" by them!

Where in the World?

Better get out the atlas as this year I will be featuring some of the more famous cities of the world! Here are some interesting facts about one of them. Just what city would I be visiting? 

one of the oldest cities in the United States, it was founded in 1630

the twenty-third most populous city in the U. S. 

upon U.S. independence from Great Britain, the city continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub, as well as a center for education and culture. 

Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing over 20 million visitors per year.

Its many firsts include the United States' first public school (1635), first subway system (1897), and first public park (1634).

The area's many colleges and universities make it an international center of higher education, including law, business, medicine, engineering and business. 

Households in the city claim the highest average rate of  philanthropy in the United States.

Still don’t know - it was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as a Massacre, and a Tea Party. (C'mon, Faneuil Hall didn't give it away??)

Murphy's Laws. . .

Malek's Law:

Any simple idea will be worded 

in the most complicated way!

And, this. . . 

A Word to the Wise. . .

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. 

It's the life in your years." 

~ Abraham Lincoln  

Rest in peace, Little Brother. . . 


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