Hall honoree says town and event 'awesome'
I thought this would be the best way to once again say thanks for being selected into the Rockdale Sports Hall of Honor.
This is an honor I will cherish for the rest of my life!
Thank you to the staff of The Rockdale Reporter, the Hall of Honor Selection Committee and to the all the great people of Rockdale who made me feel as though I had never left.
People I had not seen in over 40 years opened their hearts to me, my wife and family.
A special thank you to Mike Brown who was the ceremony emcee. His gracious comments were greatly appreciated.
Our three sons, Brent, David and Ryan, were so impressed with the whole event. They attended a 5A school in Houston but were in total awe of Rockdale.
They know my home is in Gonzales but that Rockdale still has a big chunk of my heart.
Driving home at the end of that exciting weekend I remembered something coach Loyd Lowe told me at a track meet during my sophomore year.
He said, "Vernon, you are not just running for yourself, your teammates and RHS, but you are running for the entire town of Rockdale. Run hard and make these people proud and remember you."
Well, Coach Lowe, wherever you are, it appears I did it.
(RHS Class of 1968)
1643 FM 108 South
Gonzales, TX 78629