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Looking Back...
By Fred L Anglin Jr.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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At 68 I looked back at an event in my life...

When I was in the 6th grade I had a playground coach who I thought hung the moon…he once told me that I could be one of the greatest athletes who ever came out of PHS high school…BUT, he said you have to give up certain things to get to the top…at the age of 12 I was all ears…I wanted what he said was out there…”Give up POPCORN…CANDY…ICE CREAM…” He went on and on…I thought his words were GOLDEN and sent down from HEAVEN…SOOOOOOO I embarked on a lifetime mission to rid myself of all the things he said were BAD for me…
THANKS COACH…!!!!!!!!
Today I am not an athlete…I am a person who does almost nothing in sports…except to turn the TV on and watch a game every now and then…I saw the GOLDEN RING off in the distance and reached as far as I could but I was still unable to grab the ELUSIVE prize…
I find myself, even to this day, second guessing every decision when it comes to SWEETS & DESSERTS…in fact I still avoid them for fear that I will not be able to run in the MARATHON at the 2011 OLYMPICS in Australia…At 68 I am still reaching with tired old bones and muscles for that GOLDEN RING…I know I will NEVER be able to grab it…but the voice of a man who I thought was a GOD incarnate keeps echoing to me…even when I sleep…
Some day those voices will go away and I will have peace…

  


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