89 year old Sammy Snead hits his last one out of bounds.
:On Fri, 24 May 2002 08:11:15 -0400, Bryan S. Slick
:>[Rufus T. Firefly]
:>[Fri, 24 May 2002 00:32:13 -0400]
:>:>89 year old Sammy Snead hits his last one out of bounds.
:>:this is sad.
:no, his death. great champion.
I posted this to RSG yesterday.. rather than re-write it, cut/paste:
What is "sad" about an 89 year old man dying?
Now, before you fire up your flame engine.. THINK.
Mr. Snead had a life that most people in his generation could only dream
of. He lived a long life, particularly for someone born in the EARLY
20th century, outliving 99.95% of the people born in his year group.
He died as the end result of a very common natural cause (a stroke) when
one approaches 80s, 90s, and on. Even after the initial hit of the
stroke, he was hale and strong enough to hit a damn golf ball on
It has always seemed to me that Mr. Snead enjoyed his life as least as
much as we enjoyed watching him enjoy it. Let us not soil that by going
overboard in mourning his loss. His death wasn't tragic.. it was
inevitable, and a matter of time. He had a good ride.. to complain that
it was too short.. at age 89.. is simply ridiculous.
Bryan S. Slick, bryan at slick-family dot net
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