pop-pop joe was my mom’s father. i didn’t know him very well because he died when i was only in third or fourth grade. my memories of him include donuts. he always brought us donuts when we saw him and he was always happy. pop-pop joe was a big man and a huge golfer. apparently he was quite the athlete in his younger years and attended prep school on both a baseball and football scholarship. he was a scratch golfer – runner up for ct state champ. he died way too young but i think he had a whole lot of fun along the way.
today he would have been 100 years old. happy birthday pop – pop joe!
“If there’s a golf course in heaven, it’s like this. I’m in no hurry to tee off but I hope I’m the head pro some day.”
– Gary Player