One day while my best friend Emily and I sat licking banana popsicles beside the honeysuckle bush in our back yard, Mother called out, "Girls, she said, "she's not retiring. My face dropped. A snarly frown of resignation replaced my sunny smile. All summer long, I had crossed my fingers, hoped and prayed that Miss Agnes Felch, the fourth grade teacher, would retire. No such luck. Mother told us that 80-year old Miss Felch had been quoted as saying,"I have devoted many year
It was a hot muggy day in July of 1953. The Cincinnati Reds were playing the Brooklyn Dodgers at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Reds outfielder, Jim Greengrass got a hit. He raced past first, rounded second, and headed for third. Greengrass crashed into the third baseman, knocking him to the ground as he touched the bases. "Nice, slide," said Jackie Robinson, the Dodgers third baseman as he stood up and wiped off the dirt and sweat. "So typical of Jackie," Greengrass related.