Sending you a few pics from this past weekend. Caitlin and I went to Cooperstown to spread some of Bob’s ashes and did so when the 19th Century Committee was having their annual meeting so some of his friends could come.
This year the Overlooked Legends crew which Bob was a part of were selected to be on the panel discussion (Bob knew about it and was really excited for the guys). I don’t know who the third guy on the right is…that is where Bob would have been…other members are Joe Williams and Adam Darowski. The moderator, John Thorn, spoke of Bob at the beginning of the discussion and Caitlin and I were lucky to be there.
At the Hall of Fame are statues on the side and that’s where Joe, Marjorie Adams (Doc Adams’ great granddaughter), Bob’s brother John, Caitlin and I went Saturday night to spread a few ashes. I included a couple of those pics as well.
It was great to see everyone and we took a bunch of Bob’s books (4 boxes) for people to take if they wanted…all of them got taken. We auctioned some as well for the memorial here in town. Some are going for to a group who do a Christmas party for kids surviving cancer every year and there’s always requests for baseball books. I still have more. Even with technology…Bob loved the actual books.
I’m glad Caitlin went with me. It was bittersweet, not the same without him and I have no plans to go back but who knows.
I have also attached a picture of the quilt I made out of Bob’s favorite shirts. I sleep with it every night and it’s comforting.
The monument has been made and is in town for the first major league game in Fort Wayne. We don’t have a definite date yet but will be in May some time for the dedication. Bob would have been so very excited.
It’s been good for me to have things to focus on that honor him. He was my best friend…miss him so much…but I wouldn’t have him hang on for me. He fought like hell for years and I’m grateful for every day.