Monday, November 2, 2009

As Today is November 2, 2009...

November 2 is traditionally All Souls Day. It is the day where we celebrate the lives of family and friends who have passed away. Many will go to cemeteries and pray, many will even picnic on the grounds. It is not really a day of mourning, but a day of reflection. Remembering those who we strongly miss.

Personally, I would like to honor my grandparents, Felix Anama, Leonor Filoteo Anama, Gloria Y. Nichols, Ruben S. Menguito, Sgt. Clinton H. Nichols. As well as countless great aunts and uncles too numerous to list.

Today I want to remember the seven souls who died on January 8, 1993, at the Brown's Chicken in Palatine, Illinois: Michael C. Castro, Rico Solis, Thomas Mennes, Marcus Nellsen, Guadalupe Maldonado, Richard Ehlenfeldt, and Lynn Ehlenfeldt.

I would like to remember the people I've met over the years who left us too soon: Shannon McNamara, Linda Beyer, Gail Leff.

On behalf of my wife, I would like to honor her grandparents, uncles, and especially, her mother (since I have not asked for my wife's permission to do so, I am not adding their names here presently...this may change).

Finally, I would like to take a moment to remember the families, the loved ones who were left behind.

Now that the personal side of the blog has been taken care of, I would also like to take time to remember 78 more people. Between 11/02/2008 and 11/01/2009, 78 people who can lay claim to playing major league baseball, passed away. Many lived long productive lives, even after their careers ended. Others, tragically, either passed away before their potential could be fully reached or before they could enjoy the fruits of their retirement.

On this night, I take time out of my humble little baseball card blog to remember:

Preacher Roe11/9/08
Herb Score11/11/08
Floyd Weaver11/17/08
Tom Burgess11/24/08
Randy Gumpert11/25/08
Andy Tomasic11/27/08
Red Murff11/28/08
Sal Yvars12/10/08
Nick Willhite12/14/08
Dave Smith12/17/08
Dock Ellis12/19/08
Nino Bongiovanni1/6/09
Dave Roberts1/9/09
Frank Williams1/9/09
Preston Gomez1/13/09
Mike Derrick1/14/09
Craig Stimac1/16/09
Bill Werber1/22/09
Len Perme1/24/09
Eddie Lyons1/25/09
Roy Johnson1/26/09
Gene Corbett1/28/09
Bob Scherbarth1/31/09
Ramon Hernandez2/4/09
Gabe Gabler2/7/09
Ted Uhlaender2/12/09
Ben Flowers2/18/09
Joe Tepsic2/23/09
Tom Sturdivant2/28/09
James Atkins2/28/09
Eduardo Rodriguez3/6/09
Ed Wolfe3/8/09
Joe Pactwa3/10/09
Elmer Weingartner3/15/09
Whitey Lockman3/17/09
George Kell3/24/09
Johnny Blanchard3/25/09
Earle Brucker3/28/09
Herman Franks3/30/09
Nick Adenhart4/9/09
Gene Handley4/12/09
Mark Fidrych4/13/09
Ed Blake4/15/09
Ron Cash4/22/09
Danny Morejon4/27/09
Jack Lohrke4/29/09
Dom DiMaggio5/8/09
Bill Kelso5/11/09
Johnny Schaive5/11/09
George Williams5/14/09
Frank Dasso6/8/09
Jack Littrell6/9/09
Bill Lillard6/9/09
Ray Hamrick6/9/09
Woodie Held6/11/09
Hal Woodeshick6/14/09
Dusty Rhodes6/17/09
Gene Patton6/25/09
Jay Kleven6/30/09
Jessie Hollins7/9/09
Alec Distaso7/13/09
Jim Kirby7/17/09
Carl Willey7/21/09
Luis Quintana7/27/09
Cal Ermer8/8/09
Davey Williams8/17/09
Jackie Collum8/29/09
Jack Phillips8/30/09
Buddy Blattner9/4/09
Lonny Frey9/13/09
Purnal Goldy9/21/09
Del Bates9/24/09
Don Thompson9/28/09
Humberto Robinson9/29/09
Barry Lersch10/4/09
Brian Powell10/5/09
Larry Jansen10/10/09
Herman Reich10/22/09

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Mark's Ephemera said...

Thank you for taking the time to remember.