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General Information - 54
05/17/03     Ralph "Crow" Pruitt  (1956)      rpru@earthlink.net
Throughout the MaVaHi site, I have left many
messages. I would like to explain why I am
so willing to "speak up". Many years ago, I
regarded my years in Martinsville and Henry
County as the happiest days of my life. I
went swimming almost daily at Liberty
Heights. Played a lot of baseball on both
Brown St field and the old North Martins-
ville playground. Many things have changed
in that area - too many. There was a time
when I felt at home in Martinsville. Bas-
sett, Fieldale and Kohler. However, a re-
cent trip through all of these areas made
me very sad. "Progress" - if that is what
they wish to call it - may have wrecked
the baseball fields I once played on - and
took away Liberty Heights swimming pool -
but, I still have my memories and nothing
can take that from me short of death .... or
advanced alzheimer's disease. No .... I am
not necessarily seeking attention. But, I
am trying to reclaim some of the happiness I
found in life during my earlier years in
Martinsville/Henry County. Of course, it
will still only be a "memory" - but, that is
better than nothing.
 
05/17/03     MOIR HILL  (1954)      mlbbhill@aol.com
Re: General Information
I APPRECIATE YOUR MESSAGE "CROW" BECAUSE THE THINGS YOU MENTIONED AND THE PLACES MADE ME AND MY BEST FRIEND JIM PAINTER WHAT WE ARE TODAY...THE BONDS WE FORMED WITH TEACHERS AND FRIENDS ARE HARD TO EXPLAIN TO MY STUDENTS TODAY....TRYING TO GET THEM TO UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH FUN WE HAD IN THE FIFTIES AND DOING THINGS WHEN NONE OF US HAD ANY MONEY IS HARD FOR THEM TO COMPREHEND...YOU BRING BACK THOSE GOOD TIMES WITH YOUR REMEMBRANCE...FEEL SORRY FOR ANYONE FROM THAT TIME NOT UNDERSTANDING YOUR INTENTIONS...I HAVE CHILDREN THAT ARE IN THEIR FORTIES...WISH THEY COULD HAVE HAD THE MEMORIES YOU SPEAK OF....AS YOU KNOW I DON'T WRITE LONG EMAILS...FORGIVE THIS FOR BEING DRAWN OUT....MOIR HILL 54
05/18/03     Ralph "Crow" Pruitt  (1956)      rpru@earthlink.net
Re: General Information
Thanks, Junior, for your input. It is much
appreciated. You expressed yourself well
and obviously put a lot of effort into it.
One thing I neglected to cover in my "long
winded" general message was the friends I
made during those years. You - Junior
Hill - a "slick fielding shortstop" with the
slickest moves I ever seen at that posit-
ion - and your constant "sidekick" - Jimmy
"Percy" Painter - another "slick fielding
infielder - will forever rank 1 and 1A among
the many fine friends I had in those days.
05/28/03     Ralph "Crow" Pruitt  (1956)      rpru@earthlink.net
Re: General Information
I "mislabled" this message by entitling it
"General Information". It should be named
"HAPPY DAYS OF LONG AGO"
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