Friday, May 20, 2016
Time Spent With Cap
Slowly (Cap) George Parman my grandpa, filled his pipe from a stash of home grown tobacco he'd saved from last years crop.
Sitting down in a straight back chair near me, he reached into his front pocket took out a match ,and lit the pipe.
As he lit it ,you could see, a halo of smoke encircle his head , as he puffed steadily to get the tobacco burning.
After a few deep puffs, Cap leaned back in his chair and began telling me about his favorite baseball team, the New York Yankees.
Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantel were two of his favorite players.
You could tell right away by listening to him, he was a loyal fan of the Yankees and that he loved how the team played baseball .
Cap offen attended local baseball games to satisfy his interest in the sport.
He told me about one time he went to a local game, the umpires were late showing up .
The team managers knew Cap pretty well and asked, if he would umpire the game for them, or at least until the umps arrived.
Being the gentlemen Cap was, he agreed to help out.
When the game was ready to start , each of the managers approached him, and suggested if there were any doubts in the game, the doubts should go in their favor.
Cap told me; he looked them both in the eye and said; fellows if I call this baseball game "There ain't going to be any doubts." its going to be one way or the other.
Fortunately for all I guess, before the game started; The umps did show up and Cap wasn't needed .
What a privileged to have spent some time with Grandpa.
Getting to hear about his favorite baseball team the New York Yankees .
And to learn of his honest strategy of how to umpire a baseball game without any favoritism .
Until Next Time. God Bless.
My Meditations by, Coleman