Tell Us Another Grandpa

As we get older we sometimes feel younger folks don't have time to hear our tales of time before, last night I had a pleasant surprise. Many of the softball players I umpire in the adult softball leagues have been aware that I'm a "HUGE" star in local radio but no little about me beyond that. Last night during a conversation with one of the new umps he asked if it was true that I produced television sports for over 30 years as I affirmed his query the questions began to pour out and in the short time we had I answered as many as possible. It was now game time and as he headed to his field he asked if we could talk a little afterwards, I agreed. You know how it's said news travels fast in small towns, well it travels even faster at 6 softball diamonds, now it looks like we may have to hold some story time with Grandpa Mel before and after the games. I was deeply flattered by the attention and interest shown, it made my night. I almost told them they could get on my lawn and pick my apples anytime but then again that would be against the "Curmudgeon Oath".

Mel in the Morning

Mel in the Morning

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