That is a beautiful story! I mean about the parade. It made me laugh out loud. I love to laugh, but I don’t laugh out loud very often. Thank you.
We have come so far in our treatment of people of all kinds. I am glad he benefited from that. And Underdog Rocks!
Posted on: Sep 24, 2018 at 12:46 PM
i posted a memory for Mark Reid but this site isn't set up to send notifications when you post on someone else's site. I don't know html well enough so it could take a lot of new code and links to make that happen and I don't want to create more work. I'm glad this site is here and I recommend sending in a few bucks to support it. (I believe I had to send a check. Perhaps there could be a link to send in donations to for support?) Anyway, here is what I wrote about Mark Reid:
On this quiet Sunday morning my mind has drifted to Mark Reid. I don’t know of anyone who did not like him and appreciate his sense of humor. He was a funny guy.
One of my best memories was in…I think it was 8thgrade. (Hey, it’s been a while.) We had to debate the pros and cons of smoking pot. I was given the honor of extolling its virtues and he had to demonize it.
On the morning of the debate I stopped outside the Dearborn Drive-in, out front where the sign was, and amongst the shrubs and whatever was growing there, smoked a joint with some friends. (I thought at the time it would give me insight and bolster my argument. It didn’t.)
I don’t remember the outcome of the debate. (Hey, I was high, what can I say?) But a few years later Mark and I would be sharing a joint at some party or other and I’m glad I got to know him and appreciate his love of Monty Python and more.
Although I wasn't friends with her personally, I remember her as being very popular and constantly surrounded by friends. I once considered attempting to get to know her, but the crowd she ran with was quite different from mine - I'm sure you know what I mean; after all, this WAS high school!
I would like to complement Helene's post by supporting her statement about being apart for so many years. Those years disappear at many given times, especially now. Dan, you are loved and supported to the ends of the earth by your 76ers. Especially those of us who grew up together. Please feel our arms around you, your family and friends. Wishing you peace, comfort and strength looking forward, our long-time friend.
Hi. I live in South Bend now. Indiana is a weird state.