Tuesday, November 2, 2010

As Today is November 2, 2010...

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, some may 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, Lois Winesburgh, Nancy Huber.

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).

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 11/02/2009 and 11/01/2010, 79 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:

Ron Moeller11/2/2009
Bob Roselli11/5/2009
Tommy Reis11/6/2009
Bob Dillinger11/7/2009
Ron Klimkowski11/13/2009
Tommy Henrich12/1/2009
Stan Benjamin12/24/2009
Bill Burich12/25/2009
Bobby Wilkins1/3/2010
Hillis Layne1/12/2010
Bobby Bragan1/21/2010
Curt Motton1/21/2010
Hal Manders1/21/2010
Ken Walters1/26/2010
Sammy Drake1/27/2010
Frank Baker1/28/2010
Paul LaPalme2/7/2010
Jerry Fahr2/12/2010
Jim Bibby2/16/2010
Jim Waugh2/16/2010
Bob Chakales2/18/2010
George Cisar2/19/2010
George Strickland2/21/2010
Frank Bertaina3/3/2010
Hank Small3/3/2010
Jim Roland3/6/2010
Willie Davis3/9/2010
Ken Holcombe3/15/2010
Billy Hoeft3/16/2010
Van Fletcher3/17/2010
Joe Gates3/28/2010
John Purdin3/28/2010
Mike Cuellar4/2/2010
Jim Pagliaroni4/3/2010
Bill Moisan4/9/2010
Dick Kenworthy4/22/2010
Pete Castiglione4/22/2010
Robin Roberts5/5/2010
George Susce5/8/2010
Jay Schlueter5/13/2010
Jose Lima5/23/2010
Rogelio Martinez5/24/2010
Morrie Martin5/25/2010
Jeriome Robertson5/29/2010
Freddie Burdette6/1/2010
Jerry Stephenson6/6/2010
Oscar Azocar6/14/2010
Bob Hartman6/16/2010
Clint Hartung7/8/2010
Frank Verdi7/9/2010
Ed Palmquist7/10/2010
Johnny Van Cuyk7/10/2010
Billy Loes7/15/2010
Kenny Kuhn7/16/2010
Jimmy McMath7/20/2010
Ralph Houk7/21/2010
Larry Fritz7/22/2010
Jake Jacobs7/26/2010
Keith Drumright8/7/2010
Gene Hermanski8/9/2010
Nellie King8/11/2010
Bobby Thomson8/16/2010
Cal McLish8/26/2010
Don Lang9/1/2010
Eddie Phillips9/9/2010
Al LaMacchia9/15/2010
Wayne Twitchell9/16/2010
Ray Coleman9/19/2010
Al Pilarcik9/20/2010
Bob Shaw9/23/2010
Dale Roberts10/8/2010
Valmy Thomas10/16/2010
Joe Lis10/17/2010
Bill Jennings10/20/2010
Otey Clark10/20/2010
Tony Roig10/20/2010
Rudy Rufer10/25/2010
Gene Fodge10/27/2010
Artie Wilson10/31/2010


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Mark Aubrey said...

Thank you for remembering. All too often we forget the past and live in the moment. We should not forget the past. Thanks.