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John I. Carney

The torch in Shelbyville

Posted Monday, August 11, 2008, at 2:12 PM
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  • I was very fortunate to see the torch,up close and personal. It was in the hand of Mr Deery Eaken.

    That was very special to me,because,In my opinion he was just a wonderful,caring teacher.

    It was a great thrill to see such a careing person carring the torch.

    I could not think of anyone more worthy of that honor,and to represent our city also

    -- Posted by Gus on Mon, Aug 11, 2008, at 7:47 PM
  • I didn't see it in Shelbyville but I did get to see it in Fayetteville. I still have my pictures and one our Petersburg men was also a torch bearer. I think of it every time the Olympics roll around. It was truely a once in a lifetime event.

    -- Posted by EastSideMom on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, at 12:51 AM
  • When I was in the second or third grade, the torch passed through my hometown in CT. I don't remember it very well, but I remember being really excited that all the students from the school got to walk over to where the torch was passing and that when we got there, my mom was there to meet me and watch the torch go by with me.

    -- Posted by cfrich on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, at 8:33 AM
  • My son was born the day before the torch passed through, so I watched it from my hospital room window.

    -- Posted by titansfan on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, at 8:43 AM
  • It was in the hand of Mr Deery Eaken.

    That was very special to me,because,In my opinion he was just a wonderful,caring teacher.-- Posted by Gus on Mon, Aug 11, 2008, at 7:47 PM

    Yes he was, he was my principal back then. And I liked him alot.

    -- Posted by Momof3&3step&1gran on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, at 10:44 AM
  • I was at the post office when some of the community leaders who could not carry the torch themselves watched it being held aloft on their behalf.

    As I recall,each went home with a banner and,maybe,a document commemorating the Torch Run and their selection as honorary bearers.

    Sportsmanship,international fellowship and the literal and figurative passing of the torch...

    (Sound like better results than steroids,rabid commercialism,jingoism and terrorist attacks,don't they?)

    Within or outside the Games,the real victories occurred among those who worked to be winners instead of making losers out of everyone else.

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, at 7:03 PM
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