A fellow who had been in Jack's phys ed class wrote on the page that he was always the last guy to be chosen for a team. He said that under normal circumstances, he couldn't catch a ball, but that he still remembers a kindness and a good deed that Jack did all those years ago...and the appreciation he felt for the kind of man Jack was and is.
Here it is, right from Facebook:
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It would have been easy for the star athlete to be a total churl in dealing with the non-jocks around him. Heaven knows, a lot of them were, and are.
It turns out that Jack Thomas is now teaching history in a Howard County high school. I have no doubt that a man of his decency and goodness is teaching his students a lot more than who won the Peloponnesian Wars.