I have 5 Old Guys Rule T-shirts, 2 of which have the saying "The Older I Get the Better I Was" because it is so-o-o-o true. I wanted to buy more shirts, but I am not a big beer drinker or a fisherman and I don't have a motorcycle or a classic car (although I would love a 1970 Malibu SS). I do grill frequently but none of those shirts were that good. I prefer Navy or Red shirts because I can wear them with lots of shorts and/or jeans. So, my selection gets pretty limited … 2 of my shirts are patriotic ("Proud American" & "Born in the USA") But the saying "The Older I get...' is rooted in my memory.
I have lots of good memories … I have 3 kids (a teacher, a firefighter & a police officer) and 7 grandkids … lots of good memories. But, one night in my life is just as vivid as the night it happened. I played 2 years of Little League baseball. I tried out when I was 11 and no team in the league picked me. I got a second chance when they expanded the league by one team and I tried out and made that team. My second year I had my "career night." I went 3 for 4 at the plate. Popped up to the catcher on my first at bat. Ground rule double over the right field fence on my second at bat. Followed by a GRAND SLAM homer into the trees beyond the center field fence and a bloop single to left on my final at bat. Just too bad the Yankees weren't scouting me that night! I "knew" I wasn't good enough to play at the next level (Pony League), so I didn't even try. But that night 62 years later is still vivid in my mind!!