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Sat Dec 15, 2018, 11:48 PM

My Dad's Friendship With Charles Barkley

https://amp.wbur.org/onlyagame/2018/12/14/lin-wang-charles-barkley

You're crying!

The funeral was set near the outskirts of Iowa City in a house by the woods. I was talking to my childhood friend when she suddenly looked stunned. I turned to look behind me.

And standing there — drenched in sweat from the Iowa summer, towering over everyone in the room at 6 feet, 6 inches tall — was Charles Barkley.

"I had not met anybody in your family," Barkley said. "I didn’t know anybody there."

Everyone watched, astonished, as this man — this man we only knew from TV, this worldwide celebrity — walked down the aisle, looked at us and sighed.


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Docreed2003 Dec 2018 #1
LoisB Dec 2018 #2
brush Dec 2018 #3
spooky3 Dec 2018 #4
Stonepounder Dec 2018 #5
bobbieinok Dec 2018 #6
Mosby Dec 2018 #7
grantcart Dec 2018 #8
rusty quoin Dec 2018 #9
2naSalit Dec 2018 #10

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Sat Dec 15, 2018, 11:55 PM

1. I just read this on a sports board a frequent...

Such a cool story, and ,yes, I'm in tears!

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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 12:00 AM

2. What a lovely story.

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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 12:06 AM

3. Great story. Thanks for posting.

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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 12:30 AM

4. Very sweet and sad. I'm glad those two knew each other. nt

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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 01:44 AM

5. What a wonderful story.

Thanks so much for posting it. It brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye.

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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 02:08 AM

6. Thank you for posting.

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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 02:37 AM

7. what a great story.

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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 02:37 AM

8. I met Charles' father Frank


I have always thought Chatles was both intelligent and kind.

Frank is the opposite of Charles in temperament.

After my encounter with Frank, my admiration for Charles only increased. I have heard many good stories about Charles. Wish he was a Democrat.

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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 02:47 AM

9. He is much more than he has showed.

 

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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 04:48 AM

10. Heard that yesterday

good story.

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