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Stinky The Clown

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Mon Apr 15, 2024, 07:08 PM Apr 15

Jackie (42) And Rachel [View all]

What a lovely and loving couple. Rachel is now 101. Jackie left us far too early, at age 53.

An indication of who he was is a quote that survives today.

Maybe tomorrow, we will all wear 42. That way they won't tell us apart.


Today is tomorrow. It is Jackie Robinson day and, indeed, all major league players are wearing number 42 and no names are above the number.

How I wish we couldn't be told apart in the way Jackie meant it.



A little note about Rachel, who is a great woman in her own right:
Robinson incorporated the Jackie Robinson Development Corporation, which was founded to build and manage housing for people of moderate and low incomes. A year later, Mrs. Robinson created the Jackie Robinson Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide college scholarships and leadership training.



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