Thursday, August 6, 2009

Welcome back to Sacramento

Serious Northern California Olympic weightlifters and “ham and eggers” like me are looking forward to this upcoming weekend’s Tommy Kono IV Olympic weightlifting competition on Sunday, August 9, 2009. The venue will be held at Mr. Kono’s alma mater, Sacramento High School, where he graduated 61 years ago. Last year at this time, Mr. Kono extended his annual pilgrimage to his native city to attend a 60-year high school reunion.

With fame comes duty so Mr. Kono will have his hands and mind full during his brief visit, giving his undivided attention to all those who look forward to his sage counsel, attentive conversation and genuine friendship. He will conduct an Olympic coaching seminar on Saturday morning, spend quality time visiting his soon-to-be 87-year young older brother, and be “forced” to listen to the middle-age man nonsense of a relatively-unknown blogger whose claim to fame is being the self-appointed ambassador of middle-age men around the world.

The Tommy Kono IV experience actually began last night when the chief executive blogger of Pierini Fitness had the distinct pleasure, again, of picking up this American Olympic weightlifting legend at Sacramento International Airport while greeting him with a welcome back to Sacramento.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

1 comment:

Franklin said...

Good morning to you and your honored guest!