Jack’s Winning Words 6/26/13
“Yes, dreams do come true.” (Derek Jeter) Today, Jeter turns 39. While growing up in Michigan, his dream was to play baseball for the Yankees. After high school he was drafted by his “dream” team. In his first full-year in the majors, “his” team won the World Series. As his career winds down, he’s ready for the Hall of Fame. “Dream, and they might come true. Dream, that’s the thing to do. So, dream, dream….” ;-) Jack
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: From what I read and hear, he's a class act. It's refreshing to hear someone's dream has come true. He's a hard worker and has prospered because of his work ethics. Dreams are prayers received.====JACK: While he was growing up, his parents offered him a contract to sign each year related to his behavior. That has carried through. He has now established a foundation to motivate kids to turn away from drugs and alcohol and to TURN 2 a healthy lifestyle.
FROM HONEST JOHN: My dream was tougher than Jeter's...I wanted to marry a great girl and have terrific kids...Guess what? It happened!====JACK: With the demanding schedule that baseball players have, time for family seems to be limited. Life presents its choices.
FROM WALMART REV: "Even in the midst of a few nightmares, keep on dreaming"...it is good for the soul!====JACK: Nightmares are really scary when they happen during the waking hours.====REV: I'm still reminiscing over that last one at Wal-Mart several weeks ago...====JACK: Wake up, and let it go.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: I THINK ESPECIALLY IN OUR COUNTRY THEY ARE MORE APT TO COME TRUE. JETER IS AN INSPIRATION TO OTHER YOUNG ASPIRANTS, AND NOT JUST IN SPORTS; NURTURING OUR CHILDREN TO REALIZE THAT THEY CAN BE ANYTHING THEY "DREAM" TO BE IS AN IMPORTANT AND SATISFYING VENTURE. YOU HAVE TO FOCUS ON THE DREAM, AND PUT IN THE HARD WORK, BUT DREAMS ARE ATTAINABLE. IN MAJOR LEAGUE SPORTS OF COURSE, THAT IS NOT ALWAYS TRUE. YOU CAN BE VERY GOOD, BUT NOT QUITE GOOD ENOUGH!! "DREAM" WAS ONE OF OUR "DREAMY" SONGS, AT THE OLD "REC" IN MOLINE! HOW OFTEN WE DANCED TO THAT \!!====JACK: Another danceable song about dreams (I remember roller skating to it) is this one...
"Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you If you're young at heart
For it's hard, you will find, to be narrow of mind If you're young at heart
You can go to extremes with impossible schemes You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams And life gets more exciting with each passing day And love is either in your heart or on it's way
Don't you know that it's worth every treasure on earth To be young at heart
For as rich as you are it's much better by far To be young at heart
And if you should survive to 105 Look at all you'll derive out of being alive
Then here is the best part, you have a head start If you are among the very young at heart."
FROM TAMPA SHIRL: Yes, and he has chosen to build his huge new home in Tampa. He was a hard worker, had his goals, and lived his dreams. Lucky guy. But the values in our country are rather skewed at the moment with the monstrous amount of money.====JACK: The disparity between rich and poor seems to be a widening gulf, which can probably see in your area. It's in other places, too. I give Jeter credit for directing his Foundation toward disadvantaged kids. Ti be a "caring" person is something that he learned in his home in K-Zoo..====SHIRL: Just today my neighbors told me about three of their children and friends being laid off. It seems that things were getting better.
FROM PLAIN FOLKS CHESTER: Remember that we sang that song as a chorus in the Senior ADC show? Dream on, Sweet Prince.====JACK: Prince Fielder plays first base for the Detroit Tigers.