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Meadowlark lemon passes at 83

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by g8orbill, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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  2. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    RIP, Meadowlark.

    I had the honor of meeting him in the mid-70's, when the Globetrotters used to visit the Kutcher's Hotel's "Camp Anawana" basketball camp every summer.

    My dad was the MC of their annual exhibition game.

    Meadowlark was a very easy guy to talk with, and he LOVED to talk to someone at the sideline at mid-court, as he calmly drained a hook shot!
     
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  3. ThePlayer

    ThePlayer VIP Member

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    Meadowlark Lemon was born April 25, 1932, in Wilmington, N.C. His given name was Meadow Lemon lll, according to his website, but various accounts say his birth name was George Meadow Lemon. He legally changed his name to Meadowlark in the 1950s.

    He is survived by his 10 children. :eek:
     
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  4. Bazza

    Bazza GC Hall of Fame

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    He died in 2015, actually.

    Nice to remember him in a new thread, though.

    11 more days.....:emoji_thumbsup:
     
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  6. LakeGator

    LakeGator Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    So, you're insisting that we stick with the traditional linear concept of time?
     
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  7. Bazza

    Bazza GC Hall of Fame

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    I see your point. After all..we do have 11 days left before football starts back up - :emoji_shrug:
     
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  8. tegator80

    tegator80 GC Hall of Fame

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    Well, notices such as this are not unheard of...

     
  9. Gat0r

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    My Dad took me to see the Globetrotters in Jacksonville when I was little. One of the best childhood sports memories I have!! RIP Meadowlark!!!