Monday, March 06, 2006
This is a picture of my first cousin Dorothy Marie Bennett Sheppard and myself. We were going to use it for the inside cover of the book we planned to write about the Stewart family. It did not happen because Dorothy passed away last summer. She was a great friend and cousin. We were thinking of her the other day because spring training for the Indians is in full swing in Winter Haven, Florida. Dorothy was one of the biggest Indians fans I ever met. Richard and I went to spring training with her a few years ago. We loved it, and so did she. It makes me wonder if there is some strange baseball loving gene that keep reocurring in my family. Once when Dorothy and I were on one of our many genealogy trips, we met another cousin, Myron Hill, for dinner in Washington D.C. Dorothy and Myron compared World Series games they had seen. I just listened, because I could not contribute. I will try to listen, watch and attend as many Indians games as possible this year.