I've felt that seeing them has been medicine for my soul: it feels good to be around so many energetic, fun people. Seeing the guys yesterday just reinforced that sentiment.
I brought back a gift from my trip to Scotland; a framed poster of the Lisbon Lions.
There's an obvious connection there, since Celtic is my team. But there's also a deeper connection. As I mentioned in earlier posts, Celtic's greatest ever player, Jimmy Johnstone, passed away from the same illness I have. I felt that his story and that of the Lisbon Lions deserved to be heard by the guys at VMI...
...so the following posters will now hang in VMI's locker room...
|Jimmy spins away after scoring against Rangers|
|Jock Stein (R) and John Bonnar out for a jog.|
Big Jock was Celtic's most successful manager
|Billy McNeill lifts the European Cup|
|The Lisbon Lions parade the European Cup|
|My words to the team|
|The poster of the Lisbon Lions now hanging in the locker room|