Friday, April 21, 2017

Ugo Ethiogu Dies


               It has been announced that famous football (soccer) player Ugo Ethiogu has died of a cardiac arrest during practice at Tottenham in England, last Thursday.  Ethiogu enjoyed a very successful career as a soccer player for both England and for Aston Villa.

                 He was very successful as a soccer player and as a personality and was gaining credibility and great popularity as a coach.

                 Ugo was married to his wife Gemma and they had two children, Obi Jackson, a son, and Jodie, a daughter.

                 Cardiac arrest of the arrhythmic variety afflicts those of any age, and may especially afflict those who hearts are pumping rapidly during exercise during sports.  This is not the first sudden death of an accomplished soccer player. Piermario Morosini died in 2012.

                  We send our prayers to his family and to his children.

This is more detailed information on Ugo Ethiogu than I can possibly tell you.

Information on Piermario Morosino

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

On Grandparents


                 I think a great deal about Daniel and about his life here on Earth before his departure. I spend some time with my small grandson, and I am quite mindful as to how positive our time together is for both of us.    Both of my in-laws died young several years before Daniel was born, and so they never met him, never held him, and he knew them only from pictures and things we told him. After they died, we did buy their home from the estate, and Daniel was born while we lived there, and for almost the first two years of his life.  He had pictures of them, and he knew stories of their lives. Now that I have a grandson, I realize how unfortunate it was that he didn't have a chance to know them.  In addition, my own mother did not live nearby, and she died the year before Daniel did.  My father did come to visit and spent lots of time talking to all our kids, particularly Daniel. I have a wonderful picture in which the two of them are eating at a Chinese restaurant. Sometimes I imagine them to be doing that now. Daniel was close to my father. In fact, when my father passed, Daniel was deeply upset. How could I have known that Daniel would join him just a month later ?      Perhaps the answer is that he can communicate with all of them now, and that I should put this aside.There are so many things I wish I could have changed for Daniel. Yes, he did a number of things in his time here that he enjoyed, but there was so much of the Earth I had yet to show him. If you have children and living grandparents for them, then please use this time for them to get to know one another, if possible.