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billyboyxoxox

  • joined Jan 08, 2011
  • last login Aug 22, 2014
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I was born in St.Anthony's hospital (long gone) in Terre Haute, Indiana and raised in the rural west part of Vigo county where I currently reside after twenty years in Lombard, Illinois. I was strongly influenced by beloved family who lived in Chicago and this part of Indiana is BEAR country to this day and beyond. A funny story that has nothing to do with anything. Larry Bird chose my high school to do his student teaching after the ISU Sycamores run to the NCAA championship game and several of us from orchestra kids got to shoot around with him at what would have been our fourth hour orchestra class which was delayed half an hour for one semester while the teacher had younger students from the new middle school built together with the high. If you remember that run, the Sycamores won a game at New Mexico State (then coached by Lou Henson I believe) in overtime after Larry had fouled out with over 2 minutes left and 6th man Bob Heaton threw in a desperation 54 footer off the glass as time expired to send the game into overtime where what was left of the Sycamores stepped it up and won. The first time we met Larry he was leaning on the railing over the stage on our very cool sunken gymnasium basketball court (West Vigo High School built in 1960 and still in use to this day) and half a dozen of us with 3 or 4 basketballs came down from the other end and yelled "hey Larry! Guess who this is!" as we threw up our best half court shots which bounced all over the place. Larry laughed and came lumbering down the steps and stood in the very southeast corner of the court and said "feed me balls" which we did and he proceeded to hit 5 perfect all net swishes in a row. Then he said "guess who this is." We rolled with laughter!

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