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Old 01-09-2002, 01:02 PM
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It is making it's way through Kansas City today and my cousin Dana will be one of 30 people with the honors. She recently lost her husband; he was a well known sports writer, so they have asked her to be a torch bearer. They (well, just her and her two young sons now) live in Utah, where the Olympics will be held, but they are both KC natives.

Anyway, I just thought it was kinda cool and will be a neat experience so thought I'd share. Plus, it makes me get that good patriotic feeling again. USA! USA! USA!
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thats cool... could she slap a OSO sticker on her back
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That's excellent!
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Traviss...
Now THERE'S an idea! LOL!
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Neato! that is an honor that very few people can relate to.

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Awesome! We saw the torch as it ran through our hometown. Quite an entorage! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Congrats to you and your family.

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You should feel honored!! Congrats to your cousin, and sorry for their loss.
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That's great news!

But, isn't it kinda late for them to be handing out the honors? I'm mean the torch, can't be more than a few weeks away. Not trying to rain on your parade, just wonderin'.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Cord:
[QB]That's great news!
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Cord, not sure what you mean.

Her husband died right before Thanksgiving and shortly after that she was asked to do this.

And as far as the torch being a few weeks away...again, i don't know what you mean. All I know is, it's going thru KC today. He wrote for the local paper here, The Kansas City Star, for many years; that is why she is representing him here. I don't know the rest of the route or schedule across the country.

The Olympics don't start until sometime in February.

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