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The Greatest Coach The Cowboys Ever Had

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Marge Tindal
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0 posted 02-13-2000 02:34 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Tom Landry
Always Played
On God's Team



The field of dreams
within his play always included God
as the full-back. Tom Landry now coaching
with the greatest Coach of all. The greatest coach
the Dallas Cowboys ever had has gone to meet the team
of God's angels for the best Super Bowl ever.  This man was a
role-model to all of the young men he ever coached and will be long
remembered for his fairness, his Christianity and his loving approach
to sports and the life of being a gentle man.  It is with a loving heart
that I remember the influence Tom Landry had on my son, David. In a
time when some youths were epitomizing the  rough, tough men of the
sports arena, Tom Landry stood head and shoulders above the rest
in the mind and heart of a boy who had admired him for years.  
Among my son's greatest treasures, a letter written to him
by Tom Landry on the occasion of his graduation with
Summa Cum Laude honors. This gentle man took
time to write, congratulating my son for
his accomplishments.


He will always be my 'hero' too.
Tom Landry
September 11, 1924 - February 12, 2000





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1 posted 02-13-2000 02:37 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Beautiful tribute Marge! It's so sad that we are losing such great men!
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2 posted 02-13-2000 05:46 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is a lovely tribute, Marge... I grew up cheering for his Cowboys... and thought he showed such class even under adversity.
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This is beautiful Marge.  I wasn't even aware Tom had passed away until I read your tribute.  I gonna print this up and send a copy to my son Gabriel in California who is the biggesst sport nut in the world and spends his life trying to have his picture taken with sports legends.  I know he has one with Magic Johnson, Wayne Gretsky, Steve Garvey, he has so many, maybe even one with Tom.  I'll have to ask him.   James
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James-
Thank you.  Tom Landry was battling leukemia for some time now.  He died yesterday with his family with him.
He sure is symbolic as a true Christian gentleman as well as the coach of the Dallas Cowboys for 29 wonderful years.

If you'll e-mail me at noles1@totcon.com
I'll send you the file containing the poem as it prints out better than the version on passions.  
I hope Gabriel will enjoy it.
~*Marge*~


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5 posted 02-13-2000 07:28 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Marge, Marge
You are making my art look like nothing  
Not not only know your way with words, you also know how to line ehm up.
Such lovely tribute
Well done
Do you give lessons in Art?  
Hugs and Love, your student  

I didn't noticed until I checked, but you must be special. You wonder why...check the # on the Post you got my 500 wow.  



 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.  



[This message has been edited by HelmutB (edited 02-13-2000).]
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Helmut-
Thank you, though nothing could make
your artwork pale in comparison.

Alright, baby !
Number 500 it is !
Calls for a special

~*Marge*~
  


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Poet and Suthern-
Don't know what happened to the replies I posted for you ... so will try again.
And this darned thing also stopped sending me e-mail notifications AGAIN.

Poet-
Yes, we are losing some real great men who have left wonderful legacy's behind.

Suthern-
Like you, I always admired Tom Landry's coaching abilities.
My son, David and I 'grew' up cheering them on.

My son wrote the following e-mail to me tonight after I sent him the tribute I had done-

Mom,

Thanks for the message.  
I looked at that letter today.  
What a fond memory.  
How excited did I get that day?
Fourteen years later and you're giving me teary eyes.  
Cut it out.  Just kidding.  
Did that letter come before or after the Staubach letter?

Thanks for always fueling my passions.
Love Ya,
David

*His thoughts made it all worthwhile.
~*Marge*~




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Poet and Suthern-
Don't know what happened to the replies I posted for you ... so will try again.
And this darned thing also stopped sending me e-mail notifications AGAIN.

Poet-
Yes, we are losing some real great men who have left wonderful legacy's behind.

Suthern-
Like you, I always admired Tom Landry's coaching abilities.
My son, David and I 'grew' up cheering them on.

My son wrote the following e-mail to me tonight after I sent him the tribute I had done-

Mom,

Thanks for the message.  
I looked at that letter today.  
What a fond memory.  
How excited did I get that day?
Fourteen years later and you're giving me teary eyes.  
Cut it out.  Just kidding.  
Did that letter come before or after the Staubach letter?

Thanks for always fueling my passions.
Love Ya,
David

*His thoughts made it all worthwhile.
~*Marge*~




 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com


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This is a beautiful tribute to a noble man. He stood head and shoulders above the rest.
Well done, Marge!  

Denise
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Denise-
Glad to see you back, gal.
Now I'm having problems.
My e-mail notifications are not
getting through to me.  
It's double-posting my stuff,
my preview button isn't working
and when I try to submit ... it's
doing 'that thing' again.
I'm going to try cleaning out the
cookie jar and coming back in fresh.
Oh, well .... HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY.
Great to see your smiling face here
among us.
Love you.
~*Marge*~


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As a native Texan, I know how much Tom Landry was greatly admired.....thank you so very much for the beautiful tribute.  

Bobbycat =^..^=
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KitKat-
The man was deserving of the honor, for sure.
Thanks for reading.
~*Marge*~



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sniff i was a dallasite (no not a parasite but a guy from dallas) for 22 years made a big move now im in ft worth but yuh i grew up  the closest to texas stadium then any yuh ninnies so i got dibbs on bein the most upset . geez sorry i just cant be serious but really it hit me hard him and muh other hero charles shultz dyin all in round 24 hours sniff...
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Marge great tribute!

 <*\\\><

There's only two ways you can go...
One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
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Walt-
Bless yuh little heart !
You're right ...
you've got crying rights.
Go for it, babe.

WhiteDove-
Thank you.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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