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Stories from the Road: Remembering My Father and Deacon Jones

Stories from the Road | Lion Brand NotebookAs a traveling salesperson for Lion Brand for over 30 years, I've crisscrossed the country meeting knitters and crocheters from all corners of the United States and hearing their stories. In addition to yarncrafters, throughout my travels I've sometimes been lucky enough to run into some celebrities. Being that I am a huge sports fan, it is always extra exciting when I run into an athlete. During my travels, I have met the likes of Muhammad Ali and Darryl Strawberry.

My father, like me, traveled for the company for over 40 years and he too ran into his share of famous faces. One of my personal favorites that he had the pleasure of meeting was Deacon Jones of the Fearsome Foursome from Los Angeles Rams. Deacon sadly passed away today and it reminded me of my father, how much he loved traveling for Lion Brand, and of his adventures on the road.

May Deacon rest in peace.

[Pictured: my father George Blumenthal and Deacon Jones.]

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  • Eimear Barrett

    The complex connections we create through family, work and leisure interests are amazing and wonderful; even when the train of thought is started by sad news. May Deacon rest in peace.
    Thank you for your lovely blog.

  • Iduehe Udom

    wonderful and memory keeping, http://www.unn.edu.ng UNN

  • peri schwartz

    This is wonderful. Keep blogging.

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