I don’t know much of anything about Moore, but he seemed near legend in the hearts and minds of Anniston fans of that era.
Just recently, George Monk mailed me a clipping on Moore, which at the beginning reads:
“Annistonians have been touched by the announcement of plans at the University of Alabama to pay tribute Saturday during the home-coming exercises to the memory of Jimmie Moore, beloved Anniston boy, who passed away last Summer at Fort McClellan while on duty in service to his country.”
The story went on to say that prior the Kentucky-Alabama kickoff, “Taps” would be sounded and thousands “will stand in token of their appreciation of the life of that noble young man, whose name is inseparably linked with the University and her immortals.”
That is high praise and despite the lengthy article, there is little to explain Moore’s link with the UA’s immortals. Nor is there anything on his career at Anniston High, but I will give you one more quote from the pen of a Stuart Stephenson of the Montgomery Advertiser:
“Alabama will never forget the smiling face of Jimmie Moore, brilliant end and gentleman who played an heroic role for three years, as the Tide rolled on to championship heights.”
There is no date on the clipping, no newspaper credit.
Alabama records show Moore lettered in 1928-29-30, but I would like to know a bit more ... if you can help.
Frank was one of my “coffee buddies” there, and the last time we met, it was for lunch. Frank, cancer winning, was feeble. I helped him from the car, brought his meal to the table, and we talked for the last time.
In a quiet voice and with dignity, he told me his time was short, very short.
Frank had his “ways,” but he was a man of some intellect, flat-out loved his family, was never pushy, and in the time I knew him, not once did I hear him speak ill of anyone.
I liked Frank a lot.
A humorist of some note, Maxwell delivered the opening to the 2009 Home Instead Senior Care Banquet.
To get to Mary Maxwell, simply Google CaregiverStress.com and go from there. It’s a bit dry at the top, but hang with it. I’ll guarantee you will feel better and at least know someone is speaking to God for you.
You’re gonna laugh, too ...
But those who came up with those “Mayhem” commercials for All-State need putting away.
If I were looking for insurance, I’d drive around three city blocks to clear any All-State office in the vicinity.
Hey, I know it’s good insurance, but the commercials leave me cold.
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