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Friday, September 9, 2016

The "The Chicken Runs At Midnight" Story

It was an ordinary day.  Checking my email and found one from my son, Tad, telling me I just had to watch the video attached.  It was about Rich Donnelly, a major league baseball coach for many years.  The story is one he loves to tell called "The Chicken Runs at Midnight." Every time he tells it he has to not only laugh, but cry when he thinks of the memories of his daughter who died in January of 1993 at the age of 18 of a brain tumor.  After her death, Rich gathered her belongings together at the hospital and found an envelope addressed to him.  In it was a letter thanking him for all he did to help her and wished him a good life and asked him not to be too sad.  She also asked him to buy the kids in ICU a red wagon.  Included in the envelope was a check for $400.  On her gravestone, beneath her name and dates of birth and death, was an inscription that read, "The chicken runs at midnight".  I've watched and listened to the YouTube video quite a few times and still shed a few tears while watching it.  Rather than give you the entire story, I'll pass along the video for you to watch.  Should tell you it is a real tear-jerker, so be prepared.  And ... you don't have to be a baseball fan to enjoy it.  Take a look and cry along with me.  I know you will.  It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.  PS - I do notice that on my computer the video link carries over the right side of the blog.  You cannot get rid of the ad because of that.  If it appears that way on your computer, click on the bottom link which says "watch on YouTube" so you can see the entire screen.



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