SPONSOR: www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-joe-ledford-03407421/ Assumption Thursday: Mary is taken up to heaven; a chorus of angels exults. Ps 136: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endures forever.
I have a new pal. He's got my utmost respect.
Frankly, he's a national hero and everyone should be as grateful for him as I.
No, not that cretin Bernie Madoff.
Blech and Shudder.
Um, not the gentleman running for President again; though I'd take him over that crazy, madcap Hillary any day of the week ... and twice on Sunday. Aw, I dig him okay but he's just not a top pick for me. Still, props in my own way to Bernie Sanders.
Then there's the football star Bernie Kosar. Of course I love a kid from Boardman who does good! But, uh, I wasn't talking about that one, either.
I am referring to Mr. Bernard Jackson.
I met him quite by happenstance...just in passing.
When he walked by me the other day, I noticed his baseball cap that read "Viet Nam Veteran" a little too late to give him a proper THANK YOU.
So I chased him down, literally.
Poor guy probably wondered why the heck I was tailing him throughout the casino until I finally caught up to him (he's very tall and takes long strides) but he couldn't have been kinder to this total stranger.
"I saw your hat," I said pointing to my own mop of unruly hair, "and just wanted to say 'Thanks ... & that I pray for all our troops, past and present, every day.'"
He smiled widely and told me how much he appreciated someone stopping him to say such. I told him that's the least I could do, after all he did for me.
So, thanks again, Bernie, from the bottom of my heart. I'll keep my promise to say "Hello" if we bump into each other again.
BT Dubs, he sure is making that name proud, Capisce?
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