Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Little Did I Know...

Little did I know that as I wrote my blog about Charlie Dempsey less than four weeks ago while we were at the FIFA Congress in Sydney, that it would be the last time I would see my jovial Scottish friend alive. I am glad that the occasion was a happy one and that the memory I will carry of Charlie was of his gratitude that he had been recognized by me for the single act of causing the 2006 World Cup to be played in Germany.

Early this morning I received the advice that at the age of 86, Charlie had passed away and was being remembered by all his friends with a smile and a wink in their eyes.

Charlie, I wish you many rounds of perfect Golf, my friend, and may your glass never be short of Guinness.

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