Wait til Next Year . . . is making a come back.

I am going to mix a bit of the philosophy of my life into this blog as I continue to highlight some of my baseball card collection. (hoping the card collectors of this world welcome me back)

Its been a tough 18 months for me . . . the Chicago Cubs have had it rough as well.

This site will be devoted to all those who need to define what "wait til next year" means.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Nine years old and my new bike

I remember when I was nine years old and got a new bike . . . I feel the same way now. Forty years ago it was the green machine banana seat and all, today it is my blog. Two weeks ago my life changed . . . I started a blog . . . exactly two weeks ago today. This blog is my new bike. I want to show it off to everyone, use it everyday and will take very good care of it.

Thank you to all of you who share my excitement, all my new friends. I am reading, learning and enjoying everyone’s input and I am trying to write every day and learn how to make my “old” card collection come alive for others to enjoy. I have not done as much reading, writing and learning since my first two weeks in college – over 30 years ago.

I greatly appreciate everything and everybody in this new hobby called blogging and my new world within blogosphere. I have just over 500 “hits” in two weeks, paltry in comparison to others but I am having a great time sharing. I hope you all continue to enjoy my “new bike” as well.
The pillar of my collection is almost forty years old; that old heavy cloth pennant announcing the Chicago Cubs as Eastern Division Champs 1969. My inspiration is all those players who fought hard in 1969 through the heat of a Chicago summer to keep our hopes going. Remembering that summer still gets me excited like I am nine years old again with my new bike.

It has been forty years for us Cub fans (ok coming up on 101 years if we are really counting) but some of us still feel like we’re still just nine years old with a brand new bicycle . . . still wanting to share with everyone, still believing in our youth, still loving baseball and still “waiting til next year”.


  1. it took me a lot longer than 2 weeks to get to 500! congrats and keep up the good work!

  2. it has been a fun two weeks, thanks

  3. Keep up the great stuff! You're making 'us' Cubs' fans proud!!!