Reading my Sports Illustrated yesterday, I was entranced by the story of Silas Simmons.
Silas Simmons was born in 1895, the same year as Babe Ruth. He, like Ruth, played professional baseball as a pitcher. He began playing in 1912, and retired in 1929.
Silas played ball in the Negro Leagues. Oh, and one other thing. He died last week at the age of 111.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is a tribute article written by Martin Fennelly of the Tampa Tribune before Si’s death.
With all the hubbub surrounding Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ husband Mark E. Kelly returning to his training as an astronaut during her recovery, it begs the question of how does a spouse, parent or other caregiver cope with the demands of caring for a loved one while keeping themselves healthy. Last month, Giffords was shot … Read more…