I volunteer (run)with a large group doing mission work in Haiti.
Last pm we had our annual fundraising event here in Atlanta.
Hank Aaron was our guest, and I has the privilege of spending part of the evening with him. What a lovely and generous man.
I guessing he may be a hero to many of you.
You are always lucky to meet one of the greats like that.
This week end I was doing a fundraiser at Church.
It was a history lesson to give people some insight to the people who were buried in the graveyard. I was asked to give the story of one of my Dad's friends, who had been in the major leagues. Ken Heintzelman had been a pitcher. Mostly I knew him as "Kenny" when he was around the farm on Sunday afternoons to play horseshoes with his brother-in-law Harold "Beans" Reitz who had also been a minor league player. My Dad had been in the minors too, for the Cardinals. But Ken was the one from around here who had gone the farthest with 13 years in the majors. One of Kens highlights was to pitch a World Series game for the Phillies in 1950.
You were lucky to meet Mr. Aaron, but I will be content to have known Dad and his friends.