Jellikit wrote:Spot on Jamo.
My brother-in-law is my age..45..and he competed in the Special Olympics in Seoul South Korea this year. He took home the bronze medal in figure skating. He is a former gymnast champion. He has done, and can do to this day, physical stuff that most people have never been able to do.
He will whip your azz in a push-up contest, and many other competitions too.
This, is Danny. (He goes everywhere with his newest medal.)
Give your brother-in-law a great big hug for me. I know exactly what this medal means to him. I was at the first Olympics held at Central Michigan U in Mt. Pleasant MI. Eunice Shriver was there with her children to kick off a dream of hers. My children and I watched several of the competitions and one never forgets what this meant. After each event a person completed they received a hug from a celebrity. There were tons there. The public were not allowed to ask for autographs as this was for the competitors. My husbands Optimist Club was assigned the state of West Virginia to entertain for a day. It was a fun filled day and they got to tour the state capital also. At the picnic held for the guests the leader from West Virginia gave all of us a pin that says we are Honorable Citizens of the State of West Virginia. This was an event one keeps in their heart forever. I'm sure the first competition was primitive cpmpared to what they do now but nothing takes away the first one. I still have my pin which is about 40 years old. Danny "your the best".
Thank you to those who took a step forward to save the rest who stand still.