So, oops. Mike has always told me that I can rely on about 95% of what he says as true. Not that he lies, but he can be mistaken about things. So when he told me that Willie O’Ree, a subject of my post 3 days ago, had died earlier this year I believed him and mentioned this non-fact in my blog. So while I am embarrassed about the foul-up, I am very happy for Mr. O’Ree. He remains very much alive. As with a similar happenstance with Mark Twain, rumors of his death have been greatly exaggerated. Even though I am blaming Mike, more or less, for this unfortunate faux-pas, in the interest of the whole truth, I do take full responsibility for the error. It is after all, my blog, not Mike’s. Nuff said. Be well, and if I don’t post anything else before Thanksgiving (or if I do), have a great holiday. Farewell from Happy Meadows.
Here is the video of Willie O’Ree’s Hall of Fame acceptance speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STpRn0MCOs8