Monday, April 15, 2019

Making an impact


I have been visiting my mom in the hospital for almost a week.

Jackie Robinson's famous quote about "a life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives," celebrated today on Jackie Robinson Day, rings particularly true when you're thinking constantly about your mother who has an incurable disease. She definitely had an impact on my life and many others. What mother doesn't?

So in honor of my mom and the day, I dug up 10 cards of Jackie Robinson in my collection that I have featured on the blog, that recognized Robinson's impactful feat of breaking the color barrier in 1947.

Here they are:


Jackie Robinson left us too soon. My mom will leave too soon.

I guess the most impactful ones always do.

11 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope you get some more time with her.

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  2. Keeping you in my thoughts. I can't begin to know what you and your family are feeling. I am so very sorry.

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  3. You and your family definitely have our sympathies, Greg. Moms are so precious.

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  4. How bout Dem Yankees? Wait a minute.....I'm a Braves fan, you're a Dodgers fan. Eh forget the Yankees thing.

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  5. I'm very sorry to hear that, Greg. I can't imagine what you're going through but I hope everything goes as well as it possibly can, considering the circumstances.

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  6. Well I did not know that Jackie Robinson was, among so many other dramatic and important accomplishments, the very first Rookie of the Year, ever. A fact which arrived on one of those baseball cards up there and I learned another enjoyable tiny piece of baseball history, even amidst a bit of a tough way to think about baseball history. Writing, always helps. So I am glad you could put together a post for us. Thank you.

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  7. The two of us have been traveling down this road with our mothers the past year or so. If there's anything I can do to help, just let me know. I hope her doctors are making her as comfortable as possible. You and your mom are in my thoughts.

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  8. Hoping that posting about Jack Roosevelt Robinson made you feel at least a little better during an impossible time. You, your mom and your family are in my thoughts, Greg.

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  9. So sorry to hear the continued struggles of your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family

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  10. That's a beautiful parallel.

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