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1 Posted 16/08/2021 at 23:54:53
In the event I never get to submitting an article about my time in Orlando, and as busy as I am that seems more and more likely, I'd like to mention a few things about said trip.
Dr. France and his lovely wife Elizabeth took time out of their VERY busy Orlando schedule to meet myself, my wife, and two of my 5 sons that made the trip. It was an honor and a privilege to meet them. Dr. France is a gentleman - you just know it the second you meet him. He was very kind, and the gesture he made to meet us was very nice and considerate. The weather was simply unbearable - it was jungle heat and oppressive. Dr. France and Elizabeth had a thousand things to do, yet they braved the insane heat to come to where the fans were in the grass lot and say hello.
With the amount of chronicling and writing Dr. France has done over the years, it's long past time he was recognized.
Congratulations to a Blue who lives, eats, and breaths the Club. And congratulations to an exceedingly nice man and his wife. Good people who deserve the accolade.
I should say finally that at the game in Orlando, I had the pleasure to sit with Lyndon. I think it's very fitting he writes up this bit of good news. He's a super nice man, and I see in Lyndon a Dr. France in-waiting. Which Lyndon knows well is damn high praise.
If anyone can kindly and patiently sit with a 17 year old and a 12 year old while the sun blazes straight at them and keep their patience as Lyndon did, they're a saint. If anyone has the chance to meet Lyndon, you should. This site is run by a good man.
Congratulations Dr. France! There's one American who's very happy for you.
2 Posted 17/08/2021 at 00:36:52
The Blues are very well represented in the US and us "scouse" blues should be proud to call them fellow blues.
3 Posted 17/08/2021 at 14:10:23
4 Posted 17/08/2021 at 14:35:00
5 Posted 17/08/2021 at 15:37:24
I'd also say that there were probably more than the 1500 blues the Echo is reporting attending the first match. While we had a couple of main seating areas, there were many Everton shirts visible throughout the stadium.
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