You were about the only one I could beat on a consistant basis. Now I'll have to "over achieve" to somehow beat lame-assed Terry and avoid the cellar.
Posted on 10/22 12:22 PM | IP: 22.214.171.124
I'm trying a new strategy this year, so you're sure to beat me.
Hope all is okay on the family side of things.
Posted on 10/22 6:15 PM | IP: 126.96.36.199
I was actually emailing Ashton last Wednesday when I got the call from my wife.
His death wasn't unexpected. He was 86 and in very poor health.
Got a funny story about it, though. Evidently Al (my father-in-law), had an annoying habit of always showing up late. He even showed up late to his own wedding back in 1948.
Al was supposed to be cremated sometime late last week. The funeral was just a memorial service at his church in Foley, Alabama last Saturday. The plan was for Ann (my mother-in-law) and Erica (my daughter) to drive up from Alabama to Lebanon, Indiana to inter the ashes into the ground at a graveyard there.
The burial of the ashes is scheduled for 10:00 AM today (Tuesday). But because there was some bureaucratic delay with the coroner, Al had actually not been cremated yet.
That didn't get done until yesterday afternoon, so Ann and Erica got a late start on their trip, They may not make to the burial in time (I guess they can get it delayed a bit).
But it's fitting that once again they got delayed by Al. So he wasn't late for his own funeral (he didn't go to that), but he may very well be late to his own burial.
As for me beating you in the roto, I suppose that could happen again. But I'm a proven loser over several years, while your one dismal season could be a fluke. Being strictly objective, I think a well documented loser like me has a better chance of finishing last than unproven commodity like you.
Posted on 10/23 8:52 AM | IP: 188.8.131.52
Condolences to your wife - expected or not, I'm sure it's been a tough time. Neat that you all have those memories and stories.
There should be a booby (can I say that here?) prize for the eventual basement dweller - we can fight it out as we go.