Friday, November 2, 2012

As Today is November 2, 2012

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, Joseph Nasca, Dan Doles, Chris Stufflestreet.

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 79 more people. Between 10/30/2011 and 11/01/2012, 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.

Today, I take time out of my humble little baseball card blog to remember:

Mickey Scott
10/30/2011
Matty Alou
11/3/2011
Bob Forsch
11/3/2011
Benny McCoy
11/9/2011
Charlie Lea
11/11/2011
Nick Strincevich
11/11/2011
Sonny Dixon
11/19/2011
Greg Halman
11/21/2011
Joe Lonnett
12/5/2011
Randy Stein
12/12/2011
Andy Carey
12/15/2011
Bud Bloomfield
12/21/2011
Don Mueller
12/28/2011
Rosman Garcia
12/29/2011
Ted Beard
12/30/2011
Howie Koplitz
1/2/2012
Glenn Cox
1/8/2012
Troy Herriage
1/21/2012
Cliff Chambers
1/21/2012
Bud Byerly
1/26/2012
Rick Behenna
1/31/2012
Herb Adams
2/1/2012
Danny Clyburn
2/7/2012
Gene Crumling
2/11/2012
Gary Carter
2/16/2012
Howie Nunn
2/17/2012
Terry Mathews
2/24/2012
Jay Ward
2/24/2012
Dave Cheadle
2/25/2012
Jim Obradovich
3/3/2012
Lloyd Hittle
3/3/2012
Don Mincher
3/4/2012
Hub Andrews
3/11/2012
Dave Philley
3/15/2012
Mel Parnell
3/20/2012
Dennis Bennett
3/23/2012
Ray Narleski
3/29/2012
Jerry Lynch
3/31/2012
Allie Clark
4/2/2012
Al Veigel
4/8/2012
Andy Replogle
4/10/2012
Stan Johnson
4/17/2012
John O'Neil
4/18/2012
Fred Bradley
4/24/2012
Bill Skowron
4/27/2012
Don Leshnock
5/5/2012
Frank Wills
5/11/2012
Thad Tillotson
5/16/2012
Kevin Hickey
5/16/2012
Harry Parker
5/28/2012
Pedro Borbon
6/4/2012
Hal Keller
6/5/2012
Hawk Taylor
6/9/2012
Dave Boswell
6/11/2012
Al Brancato
6/14/2012
Darrel Akerfelds
6/24/2012
Mike Hershberger
7/1/2012
Ed Stroud
7/2/2012
Chick King
7/9/2012
Art Ceccarelli
7/11/2012
Ed Stevens
7/22/2012
Don Erickson
8/1/2012
Johnny Pesky
8/13/2012
Bob Myrick
8/23/2012
Les Moss
8/29/2012
Bob DiPietro
9/3/2012
Bob Hale
9/8/2012
Tom Saffell
9/10/2012
Bruce Von Hoff
9/11/2012
Jack Pierce
9/13/2012
Jack Kralick
9/18/2012
Tom Umphlett
9/21/2012
Roberto Rodriguez
9/23/2012
Champ Summers
10/11/2012
Jim Kremmel
10/12/2012
Eddie Yost
10/16/2012
Dave May
10/20/2012
Les Mueller
10/25/2012
Pascual Perez
11/1/2012

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Richard Nebe Jr. said...

I'd like to add and observe a moment of silent prayer today for those service members that gave their all in defense of Freedom, here and abroad, paying the ultimate price for all time.