A Hero Moves On
I met Floyd more than thirty-five years ago, when I was an idolizing kid and he was a world famous but aging boxer.
I wrote about the experience in my book, Life's Missing Instruction Manual www.lifesmissingmanual.com
Floyd gave nobility to a brutal sport. One writer said, "Patterson's best teaching tool was simply being himself, a kind-hearted, generous gentleman who carried himself well in public, signing autographs, speaking at community centers, visiting local seniors and bringing holy communion to the housebound."
I no longer care about boxing, and haven't in decades, but I'll never forget the kindness of the great Floyd Patterson.
He was one of my early heroes.
I miss him.
PS - Today is my father's birthday. He took me to see Floyd when I was a kid. Thank you again for that, Dad.
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