We continue on in the Amarillo area… We went to an Amarillo Dillas (short for Armadillas) baseball game with the kids. (The “Dillas” play in a semi-pro independent league.) It was a full-house with some 7,500 fans. Our Jonathan, 7, got a foul ball and I took him down to the runway to get some player signatures on it after the game. The signatures, for the most part, were illegible. But the guys put their numbers next to their names so you could cross reference them with the program… The next day we headed to nearby Canyon City, Texas, for a Memorial Day Service at Dreamland Cemetery. There were about 100 people in attendance in this small town. Bill Green, the curator of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, told those gathered that it was extremely important to study history and to come to the cemetery often to remember those who have gone before us. I talked last and said that we would like to see every cemetery in America become “living cemeteries.” That is, each cemetery would have a building with the archived stories of those who were buried there, so we could learn more from these stories and enhance the heritage of each town. I then read an excerpt from an Amarillo Globe News article that had appeared in the paper today about our campaign. “Schriner’s thoughts turned to Memorial Day… He said his administration would offer life long support to veterans, including opening the Lincoln Bedroom to homeless vets sleeping on the streets of D.C.” Note: Afterward, a number of people asked me to sign their programs. I signed them, my signature about as illegible as many of the Amarillo Dillas players. Next to each one my signatures, I wrote: #11. Someone asked. “Oh, that was my high school football number,” I smiled.