Saturday, December 12, 2009

Old Cub fans

It kills me every time I see an obituary like this one. I never met Sydney Medintz, but I got a little verklempt when I read the first few paragraphs of his obituary in the Sun Times...

Sydney Medintz, 95, waited all his life for a big win for his beloved Cubs.

In 2008, a century after they'd last won the World Series, Mr. Medintz told his family: "I can't wait much longer.:

He died at home Monday. He had one last message for the Cubs in his death notice.

"Go Cubs. I waited as long as I could."

He was born the year they built Wrigley Field...and never saw a World Series championship. I feel almost guilty for considering myself a long suffering Cubs fan.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Father Knows Nothing

My latest Father Knows Nothing column is now posted at NWI Parent. It's called "Snap!" and it's about the new vocabulary I'm picking up from my kids.

You can read it here.