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To: Borges

A truly pleasant guy. My father in law and I each met him at separate times, and he was super sweet.


6 posted on 01/19/2013 5:20:21 PM PST by lurk
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To: lurk
A truly pleasant guy. My father in law and I each met him at separate times, and he was super sweet.

I went to Stan & Biggie's in about 1965. Went to the john and, when I came out, saw Stan and a young boy sitting on the second step of the staircase leading up out of the lobby.

I stood in the shadows and watched as Stan talked to the young boy -- who was giving his rapt attention. He signed a copy of the menu for the boy and shook his hand in a formal, respectful fashion. The boy marched back to the dining room, clutching his menu with a huge grin on his face. An encounter that he doubtless remembers to this day.

Stan stood up and watched him go, smiling and getting an equal charge out of the encounter.

Only then did I approach The Man. And, ever since, I've said "Shake the hand that shook the hand of Stanley Frank Musial". Truly, he was an American Hero and a gentleman for the ages.

29 posted on 01/19/2013 6:11:59 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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