Doing the Ames High softball game last night reminded me how many young people I've seen grow up in this town. Often times as I umpire slow pitch softball a young man or youn lady will step up and say Mr. Crippen (another sign of age) do you remember when...Most times I do and am shocked that time has passed by so quickly. What an honor it is to do what I do, to have the opportunity to meet so many people of all ages in this community. I will warn you that all subjects may face a lot of teasing regardless of age but all in good fun. Once again, I can't thank you folks enough for putting up with me and sharing a small part of your lives.