A fan to the end, and beyond

There’s something different about one of the 168 chairs at the Oklahoma City National Memorial this week:

Chicago Cubs jersey on an OKC Memorial chair

It’s just what you think it is:

The family of a lifelong Cubs fan killed in the Oklahoma City bombing is helping their loved one celebrate the team’s World Series victory.

After the Cubs snapped their 108-year streak to win the 2016 World Series, Sara Sweet adorned her father’s memorial chair with a Cubs’ shirt.

Sweet’s father, Stephen Williams, worked for the Social Security Administration and was killed in the 1995 bombing. Williams was a lifelong Cubs fan and Sweet reports one of her favorite memories of her late father is gathering to watch the Cubs on TV.

I found this gesture moving, though admittedly your mileage may vary.



  1. McG »

    4 November 2016 · 7:58 am

    I applaud it.

  2. Roger Green »

    4 November 2016 · 9:15 am

    moving, indeed.

  3. nightfly »

    4 November 2016 · 10:37 am

    Quite moving. Fly the W, my friends.

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  5. ETat »

    5 November 2016 · 8:57 am

    My mileage definitely vary

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