Some Sad News . . .

I spent most of the evening trying to set things up so I can reluctantly upgrade my desktop computer from rock-stable Win7 to Win10.

I’m doing a complete system image (iso) of the hard drive first before I install Win10 on top of it. I would actually prefer to do a clean install but I’ve got a couple of older programs that I use regularly and can’t find the CD’s for.

But with the ISO file I can just reinstall the image and I’m back where I started. In the meantime I’ll keep looking for the missing CD’s.

Although it rained pretty much all day today, tomorrow’s supposed to be a little nicer. So I’m going to do some prep work for our upcoming oil leak test drive this coming Sunday.

Some Sad News.

I got a text message from one of cousins this evening saying that my uncle Tom Calvin had died this morning.

He was 93, and he and my Aunt Lenette had been married for 70 years. He’s the last of my mother’s brothers, and the last of my direct relatives on my mother’s or my father’s side.

Tom and Lenette Calvin

But Tom’s real claim to fame is in the football world, both as one of the oldest living NFL players, and his coaching abilities in the state of Alabama, where he is known as the Winningest Coach in Alabama History.

After playing for the University of Alabama where he led the Crimson Tide in rushing and played in the 1948 Sugar Bowl, he played 4 years for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1952 to 1955. He was actually drafted for the 1951 season, but turned it down because he didn’t think the money was enough, so he took a job as a high school coach. But the next year, Art Rooney, the team owner, personally wooed him back to the Steelers with a bigger contract.

Tom even had his own Wikipedia page.

Not to be outdone, my Aunt Lenette was a Olympic level gymnastics coach and worked with Bela Karolyi and other well-known coaches at several Olympics, including Japan in 1998 and others.

I had hoped to see him when we’re up in Alabama next month. He will be missed.

Thought For The Day:

You’d think by now that Wile E. Coyote would have figured out that Acme Products Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roadrunner Inc.

(BTW the ‘E.’ stands for Ethelbert


5 Responses to Some Sad News . . .

  1. Nick Russell says:

    I am sorry for your loss, Greg. I know how much you cared for him.

  2. Dave Cross says:

    Greg, Lynn and I are very sorry for your loss.

  3. Sorry for your loss. Maybe you should attend the Funeral as it would give Lenette much needed support.

  4. Linda Sand says:

    Sorry for your loss. Please, pass our well wishes on to your aunt.

  5. Patrick says:


    I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your Uncle, from what I read he was a well admired man in his field. May he rest in peace. We are all getting of an age where our beloved family members are passing away at rates of like one a day some times it seems like one an hour. My Mother and Fathers  relatives are all gone now I only have several cousins tat remain.

    I was looking at a listing of members of my Elk’s Lodge and it seems that all of the WWII Veterans are passing away quicker than can be counted.

    Again your Uncle is in out thoughts and Prayers. May he RIP.

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