Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Dad Hanging Out With His Friend Jack..


....so while we are at Muirfield watching the golfers I hear that there is a luncheon honoring those in the military. We made our way to the pavilion where we were greeted and treated to a delicious meal and conversation. Daddy was asked about his service in WW II and he obliged. I noticed a buzz in the room and it was over the fact that Jack Nicklaus himself was personally greeting those who served or are serving. Sure enough....he found Daddy and I found my camera to capture the very special greeting he received.



...Jack was gracious and thanked Dad for serving.


It was also interesting that the gentleman we ate lunch with here on the left of Jack is the State Command Chief of the Adjutant General's office. Dad told him his grandson, Wes, served at Rickenbacker. When I mentioned that Wes's last name was Weaver and that he was the Ohio NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) of the year it turned out he knew Wes. Small world!



He swapped flying stories with Daddy. It made for a totally unique and interesting afternoon.
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3 comments:

cj and ubee said...

Looks like Daddy got along OK without Tiger :)
Soooo nice to see that BIG smile. Don't see it that often anymore.

Thanks for taking time out to take him over
cj

sam-a-lama-ding-dong said...

How Cool!
I've also met Jack (and his bi..ch of a wife) when I worked at the Worthington Inn! Multiple times in fact! They lived not far from Worthington and the Inn was one of his wife's favorite places for the great Sunday brunch! But, it's not about me. He is very gracious and a true champion of the sport. He deserves to meet someone as great as grandpa.

Megian said...

What an honor! And a fun filled afternoon! Good for you to have such a great experience. The Weaver name continues to leave a legacy!