Archive for the 'Respect' Category

Onward Gentle Man

Thomas Champagne December 23, 1916 – December 2, 2010 So long has passed since my last post on Grin & Grumble. I have returned to the blog, albeit with a heavy heart and unsure of exactly what to write. Regretfully, a sad event has brought me back. My grandfather passed away on Thursday evening. Grampie, […]

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Team. It’s relative.

Recently, the hometown Red Sox caused a media stir when the players threatened to boycott a promotional trip to Japan where they would kick off the regular season. Apparently, the coaches and other staff weren’t going to be paid for the trip to Japan. In a show of solidarity, the players said that they would […]

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I was happy to spend some of Christmas with my grandparents. They move stiffly these days, wisely searching for help before they walk or wheelchair across the room. Hovering near 90, they both tire from much exertion. Yet, they still talk, often telling stories that I have heard numerous times. Occasionally, almost as if to […]

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A Special Request

This is the time of year when so many of us enjoy the spirit of giving. We are able to be with family and enjoy the warmth of familiar conversation. Many Americans are currently serving our country here in the States and abroad. Although I wish that they could enjoy the holidays like many of […]

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Forever Heroes

You won’t see their last names on the backs of team shirts. They don’t have shoes named after them. They aren’t discussed on ESPN. Still, they are the true heroes. The first was Jacob Parrott. Recognize the name? Me neither. The most recent was Michael P. Murphy. How about that name? I didn’t know it […]

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