Grandpa Shares ‘Ellen’ DJ’s Sweet Final Text to Him Before Death
Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesThe family of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who died by suicide at a Los Angeles motel earlier this week, said Thursday that there were “no signs” the Ellen DJ was in distress during his final days of life.Boss, once the longtime DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and a professional dancer, was still the “same happy-go-lucky person that he’s always been” when his grandfather Eddy Boss last spoke to him over the weekend, he told the Daily Mail.“We had no indication that anythingnews.yahoo.com
Legacy of former Otsego AD lives on long after his sudden death at softball tournament
OTSEGO, MI – Photo albums and stories from her older relatives and family friends are how Abby Lucas has come to know her grandfather, former Otsego High School athletic director Don Knight. His legacy has lived on, however, and it comes to the forefront every spring for the annual Don Knight Memorial Softball Invitational, which takes place Saturday at the Bulldogs’ West Campus Athletic Complex. The host Bulldogs are set to face Martin (10 a.m.), Delton Kellogg (noon) and Gobles (2 p.m.) in the 15th installment of the softball invitational, which began a year after Knight’s death. “Now, being in my senior year, it means a lot playing in it, and I take a little more pride during this tournament. Knight’s oldest daughter and Abby’s mother, Nicole Knight-Lucas, remembers talking to her father on the phone and arranging to meet him at the softball tournament later in the day.mlive.com
Remembering the Standard Club, which lived large, then passed quietly
It was an impressive place with a restrictive membership. The Tribune pronounced it the city’s richest social club. There were 38 bedrooms for permanent residents and visitors. If a guest lacked the suit jacket de rigueur in the dinning room, a cloakroom attendant would say: “Here is a 42 long, sir. Your size, I’d judge.”chicagotribune.com
All the presidents' pets: The Roosevelts' menagerie
President Teddy Roosevelt's six children grew up with no fewer than 40 animals, from dogs, ponies and guinea pigs to a one-legged rooster. Mo Rocca visits historic Sagamore Hill, the Roosevelt family retreat in Long Island, New York, for a look at their collection of animals worthy of an ark. (This story originally aired November 27, 2020.)news.yahoo.com
Pitching ace Brooklyn Compau adds to Michigan family’s Hall of Fame softball legacy
“It’s about time we had a pitcher in the family.”Both Al Compau, Brooklyn Compau’s great grandfather, and Gary Compau, her grandfather, are in the USA Softball of Michigan Hall of Fame. Al Compau was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992, with Gary Compau earning the honor in 2015. “I think my dad would be in tears watching her play because he’d be so proud,” Gary Compau said. “I actually started playing softball after watching it on TV … it wasn’t something that I did because of my family,” Brooklyn Compau said. “Once I started playing softball, I started hearing stories about my grandpa.mlive.com
William says hospitalized grandfather Prince Philip is 'OK'
Britain's Prince William, center, speaks to staff and volunteers during his visit to the King's Lynn Corn Exchange Vaccination Centre in King's Lynn, Monday Feb. 22, 2021. (Arthur Edwards/Pool via AP)LONDON – Prince William said Monday that his grandfather, Prince Philip, is “OK” as the 99-year-old royal consort remains in a London hospital for rest and observation. William was asked about Philip when he visited a coronavirus vaccination center in eastern England. “Yes, he’s OK, they’re keeping an eye on him,” William said, and gave a wink. During England’s current coronavirus lockdown, Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, has been staying at Windsor Castle, west of London, with the queen.
Family of Pontiac woman found buried in Ohio shocked by tragedy
PONTIAC, Mich. A Pontiac womans body was discovered the day her grandfather passed away. The woman was studying to become a nurse and leaves behind a four year old daughter. McKenzies body was discovered buried in a park after investigators got a tip about a woman missing under suspicious circumstances. Her four year old daughter Natalie went to live with her biological father in Howell. The family is holding a candle light vigil at Pontiac City Hall at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Grandfather, Navy vet among 5 victims of Wisconsin shooting
Grandfather, Navy vet among 5 victims of Wisconsin shootingBy AMY FORLITI Associated PressThe five men who were killed by a co-worker at a Milwaukee brewery include an electrician, a Navy veteran, a father of two small children, a fisherman and a grandfather who is being remembered as someone who "always put his family's needs before his own." He was an electrician at Molson Coors and his motive remains a mystery. Police say the case is still under investigation, and they have yet to release details about how the shooting unfolded. It also says he was a submarine qualified leading petty officer of a reactor control division on board a U.S. Navy submarine. A Wisconsin alumni magazine class update published in 2012 confirmed that Wetselaar graduated from the university in 2009 and was serving in the Navy.monroenews.com
6/12: Sensitive info breached in gov't cyber attack; Grandfather, 91, fulfills unusual bucket list item
A federal law enforcement source tells CBS News a previously reported cyber attack against government computers appears to have compromised sensitive information provided by current, former and prospective federal workers; Walter Thomas, 91, of Woodstock, Illinois finally did the one thing he's been wanting to do. As Steve Hartman explains, it involves a car and a garage door.cbsnews.com