Come Again?

Need to inject a personal Happy Birthday today…..my dear dad, who turns 94.  That makes him the oldest living Shenk.

At 94, he gets around pretty well, using an occasional walker at his independent living residence back home in Myerstown, PA.

From time to time, he will send some newspaper clippings.  A while ago he sent one that appeared in the London News.  Didn’t ask where he found it but know he’s never been to England and I’m sure the London News isn’t delivered to Myerstown.  Plus ,dad doesn’t use the internet.

Anyway, here’s a London News explanation on how the American game of baseball is played:

“You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.

“Each man that’s on the side that is in, goes out; and when he comes in, the next man goes in until he’s out.

“When three men are out, the side that’s out comes in; and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out.

“Sometimes you get men still in and not out.  When both sides have been in and out nine times including the not outs, that’s the end of the game.”

 

2 Comments

Yet another reason I’m happy to be living in the good ‘ol US of A!!

Happy 94th Birthday Pappa Shenk!

A few years back, I was in Australia and an Aussie tried to explain the game of cricket to me. It sounded an awful lot like that London explaination of baseball….blew my mind. Ha!
Well, happy birthday to papa Shenk! 94 years…amazing!

Jenn
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