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A Day at Connie Mack

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Davy Verbilla was a childhood friend. His Dad took us to Connie Mack to see a professional baseball game. The last time I spoke to Davy in 1964 before I went on active duty with the Navy. He joined the Marines and went to Vietnam. The next time I saw him was at his viewing in 1967. He was 19 years old.  

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A Day at Connie Mack

When my Mom told me I was so glad
Going on a train Ride with Davy and his Dad
I was so excited when the day finally came
Leaving for Connie Mack Stadium and a baseball game

At the Tamaqua station boarding one of the cars
On my way to see some of my favorite stars
The day was special like a magic dream
I had saved some money for a picture of the team

We had hot dogs and sodas and cheered for the Phils
A foul ball dropping near us was one of the thrills
We knew all the ball players by number and name
Someday Richie and Robin would be in the Hall of Fame

Though years have passed, I still remember that day
With Davy and his Dad, watching the Phillies play
Just enjoying life, not knowing what's in store
I lost my friend Davy in the Vietnam War.

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  1. Date: 3/23/2012 1:15:00 PM
    Such a great story, well told. Sorry about losing a friend.

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 7:06:00 AM
    Very emotive and expressive work..I could just feel the emotion in the work..I am glad that I chose this one to read this morn..Sara

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 11:32:00 AM
    Now this is a fine work of nostalgia for anyone who has lived in Eastern Pennsylvania. You traveled from Tamaqua? That was quite a haul to the North Philadelphia station at Lehigh Avenue! The station is still in use, but I don't believe it is as busy as it used to be.

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 8:29:00 AM
    Oh, the ending is so sad, Vince. But I enjoyed this walk back in time with you. Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 8:26:00 AM
    I just love reading your work!!!!!!!!! there are no words to say, I rarely comment, but love to read.