Posted on: Feb 10, 2018 at 9:17 PM
I made a video.
Posted on: Jan 31, 2018 at 9:15 AM
Least I forget (the list of players is long for both boys and the girls) Tom Petersen. You two were the best around.
Posted on: Jan 30, 2018 at 10:41 PM
I’m just walking around the front room with the televison on the TMC channel watching the movie King Kong from 1934 in black and white. While bouncing a Wilson Heavy Duty no.1 tennis ball up and down in the air with my new vintage wooden Stan Smith Autograph Wilson tennis racquet bought for $4.99 that included the press and all in near mint condition at the local GW here in Corvallis, Or. (If I was to go out on a court to play, I think if it was with a vintage racquet I would pick up the Jimmy Connor’s T-2000, when I was playing more or less for real I played with a Head Composite Edge racquet all the way up until I turned 60 and stopped. What was or is now your racquet of choice?Just, as I said bouncing the ball up and down practicing my forehand and backhand wearing my OSU Beaver Tennis t-shirt. (By the way the Beavers don’t have a tennis team. They have a tennis club team.) Here I was thinking what a perfect number 20 was to start off the Grand Slam tennis season with Roger winning his 20th Grand Slam at the Australian Open by beating the Croatian Marin Cilic in 5 sets. Was it Shakespeare who said, “all is well that ends well?” And all ended well for his fans but not so well for his detractors. We will see what happens next down the road from now. C’est la vie. “ The old folks say “you never can tell.” I think that’s an old Roy Orbison song. I think that when you live long enough you learn that life can turn on a dime. “N-est ce pas.” Isn’t it true? We both knew a Roger who used to play tennis with us. He was quite the the guy. May his soul Rest In Peace.
Posted on: Jan 26, 2018 at 7:03 AM
Happy Birthday, Chuck! Hope it is a great one.
Posted on: Jan 22, 2018 at 11:26 PM
These birthdays are coming around faster every year.I guess that’s the way it goes. Well, I pray that you and Jean and family are in good health. I was as I often do, remembering the Sunday afternoon I came home from Vietnam. My brother, mother and father picked me up from O’hare Airport. When, we got home I spent some time with my grandma and my aunt Margaret who lived downstairs from us. Then, upstairs I went where I fall asleep on a rollaway bed facing the wall in the front room. A couple hours later my mother came up behind me and woke me up. She said, “Chuck’s on the phone. She told me Chuck’s been calling and he wants to see you as soon as you got home. I told her I didn’t wanna talk but she made me get up and take the phone. So, I found some old clothes and you came by 2107-64th St, to pick me up. We went to the Ranch where we had coffee and talked. I also remember having an olive burger! I think I told you in affect that I was lucky to be back home in one piece. That was as I remember it November 22,1966. I have two daughters Mary and Maggie, then my son Matt. When, he was 5 or 6 years old, he would follow me around the back yard helping me do the yard work cutting the grass (and I don’t mean the kind you can smoke). Well, I took to calling him “Chuck” and he asked why do you call me “Chuck?” And I said “because my best friend’s name is “Chuck.” I still call him “Chuck or Charley” all the time. He answers to both besides Matt. Is that crazy or what? Happy Birthday and I hope this is a good one for you, my tennis playing best friend. (And I hope Roger wins his 20th Grand Slam at the A O.)
Happy Birthday Hilda ! Hope you had a great day surrounded by those you love. Pray all is going well with you and Don and your family.
Posted on: Jan 19, 2018 at 9:22 AM
Early best wishes for your birthday! I'm taking in the Aussie Open and rooting for Federer. How about you?
Posted on: Jan 11, 2018 at 4:34 PM
Happy Birthday Jack!
Posted on: Dec 30, 2017 at 9:08 AM
Happy Birthday from rural France! I hope it is a great one. Come visit sometime.
Posted on: Jan 05, 2018 at 7:54 AM
Dear Connie, Happy Birthday from rural France. I hope you have a marvellous day and a marvellous year.