Friday, May 06, 2005

A fan for the ages.

My hometown paper, the Standard-Times, reports today on a 110-year-old area woman “believed to be the oldest living Red Sox fan[.]” Readers with long memories may recall an October blog entry reporting on Sox fan Fred Hale, Sr., then reputedly the world’s oldest man (at least according to Guinness’ cockamamie birth certificate rules) and thus the putative oldest citizen of Red Sox Nation. Mr. Hale met his maker in November, passing the “oldest Sox fan” cane (or, perhaps more appropriately, bat) to Kate Gemme of Middleboro, Mass. In recognition of Mrs. Gemme’s status, the World Series trophy made an appearance at the widow’s home – delivered, interestingly enough, by my former boss. Hats off to Mrs. Gemme, not only for living long enough to see the Sox break the Curse but also for having glorious proof of the happy event brought to her very doorstep. Go Sox, AMDG.


At May 14, 2005 4:16 AM, Blogger LilBucner said...

joe, fyi, you broke this story well over a week before did. rock on!


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