Monday, August 14, 2017


Once again, the sell-out crowds at Safeco Field chanted, "Edgar! Edgar! Edgar!" as the Mariners retired Edgar Martinez' number 11 and spent the entire weekend honoring the great hitter. We had the opportunity to be present at the retirement ceremony thanks to our friend, Carlos Martinez, who had rented a suite to entertain clients on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Mariners put together a lovely tribute video and several other Mariner greats were on hand to honor him, including #24, Ken Griffey, Jr., and much of his family came from Puerto Rico for the event, as well as his wife and children. His speech was humble and full of thankfulness to all those who supported and encouraged him throughout his career, a career which was spent entirely as a Mariner. How lucky we were to have had him on the team! Now, if only they would recognize him for the amazing person and player he is in the Hall of Fame!

And it would have been nice if the team had been able to win a game in the home series with the Angels. 

With the quick trip to Seattle, I didn't get my stitching out much. But I had some time this morning to work on Beach Cottage, so my next post will have an update on that.

Oh, and we did get a break in the temperatures over the weekend and wind/rain that blew out the smoke - at least for awhile! Thank the Lord!

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