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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix

    the end of a legend RIP Yogi

    As a kid growing up some of my earliest recollections was hearing about the great Yogi Berra. He passed away at age 90. Here are some of his famous quotes. Enjoy.

    1. "It ain't over till it's over"
    2."It's déjà vu all over again."
    3. "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
    4. "If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else."
    5. "Never answer an anonymous letter."
    6. "Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical."
    7. "Always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they won't go to yours."
    8. "You can observe a lot by watching."
    9. "I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4."
    10. "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
    11. "The future aint what it used to be."

    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    RIP Yogi!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Yep, we lost a good one!!!

    I watched a lot of baseball when I was growing up. The Yankees were the team, for sure!!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member
    Member of Mensa
    Live every day like it's your last, but don't forget to stop and smell the roses.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Coastal plain of North Carolina
    I loved baseball during the days when Yogi was playing.

    I'll never forget one game when Yogi for a reason I cannot remember was playing left field. A high pop fly came in his direction and he ran to catch it. Somehow he misjudged and it fell right in front of him.

    After the game Joe Garagiola asked Yogi what happened on that pop up.

    Yogi said, "I nonchalanted it".

    Joe said, "I didn't know you knew words like nonchalant."

    Yogi replied, "I didn't either until just now."
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    It seems to me that Yogi Berra was a man who happily lived in his own world in a way that he understood. He believed in doing his best, which turned out to be very good. Happy in his own skin without thought for others' opinions of him. His game was baseball, not messing with people. Our thing may not be baseball, but we sure would benefit from giving up playing games with one another. This group on FWW doesn't engage in games as much as others which is one reason I love it here. Yoggi Berra is a genuine role model for all of us. A legacy to be admired.

    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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