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'Dear Nate'

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Must-read Tom Friend ESPN.com story on Nate Fleming, one of the players who died in the Oklahoma State plane crash:


    I am in a public place and I had to escape to the bathroom because I lost it reading the letters from the father to his son - both while he was growing up and after he died.
  2. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Read it today and thought it was fantastic.
  3. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    this huge lump in my throat won't go away tonight. beautiful work, tom. just beautiful. :'( :'( :'(
  4. That's wrenching. I must have cried a dozen times while reading this.
  5. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member

    Man, that was brutal.
  6. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Jesus. Haven't cried like that in a while.
  7. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    I read this on my lunch break at work and it took all of my willpower not to bawl.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I wrote my son a letter yesterday after I read it. He is too little to read still, but I am going to start doing it every so often and maybe give them all to him either when he starts college, graduates college, gets married, or when I die.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Read first paragraph and stopped. Can't bring myself to read the rest.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Same here.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  12. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    I had the same idea when I read it.
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