A Leader, A Blue Vaser, A Storyteller Extraordinaire. This was written almost 5 years ago to honor Red Scott who touched my life and the life of so many.
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A dear friend, teacher, mentor, and leader has died. Red Scott's legacy will live on for many generations to come.
Red, like Pat Hyndman, gave all though their lives and will continue to give for many generations by the legacy they have left behind. Red was the consumate: green and growing. Always learning. Always having a story to put it in a way that would get the point across and yet having Texas humor.
His message to us came in December:
Sent: 12/6/2012 2:04:10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
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Dear Family and Friends:
To quote the great Dandy Don Meredith:
"Turn out the lights - - the party is over." Oh and, I have also been
advised to not buy any more green bananas.
As most of you know I was diagnosed with aggressive Prostate Cancer almost 8 years ago. Kathy and I vowed then that we would try to live a normal life and squeeze out ever ounce of "living" - - for what ever time was left. Boy oh boy what a wonderful ride we have had ! Thanks in no small part to a great team of doctors who are knowledgeable, caring and loving !
My Maternal Grandmother (Eliza Jane Patton) used to say to me as a little boy: "He with 1000 friends has not one to spare!" Eliza, I don't know if I ever hit the 1000 mark - - but I came pretty durn close...
I apologize to the many, many of you who have called or wanted to stop by. We turned you away simply to try to preserve what little strength I had left. I hope you understand.
Worry not about me now. I am looking forward to the greatest reward of all - - to go be with my Lord & Savior - - Jesus Christ.
Red's Cardinals http://bit.ly/14eR0Mv