I was up all night, couldn't sleep.
Oh well, not sure why, but think it was because I found out that
a icon in town died Wednesday at sometime.
Then last night about 9:30pm it became more real. When on
facebook. One of the members of the Lions club messaged me
asking if Derrick would be okay working the bingo area?
Because of course husband to the lady who has died wouldn't be
doing the bingo. And they were scrambling to fill this area.
Um, sure. But it hit me like a brick after talking to her for a while.
That she was gone. That the whole family was going to be missing
from Dan Patch this year.
Her husband is a even bigger ICON in our community. When his time
comes its going to hit even bigger for our kids. And those beyond.
He is big in our schools. Even though he is retired now. He does a lot
for the moral of the kids.
He is the coach that took Derrick under his wing. When he couldn't be
on the team in 5th and 6th grade because of hallucinations and seizures.
And baseball. As the team managers. And treated him as a member of
the team. He is also the one that Derrick either threw a shoe or kicked
a shoe at and hit in the face at practice. In 5th grade.
He is turning 81 soon, so that would have put him in his 70's I believe.
Wow never thought about it before.