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July 27, 2013
I remember so well, in the summer 1961 when Emile Griffith came to Kankakee, IL to visit Mr. Tom Patti of Patti's corner store. He introduced me to "The Champ." I was so proud and excited to meet Mr. Emile Griffith, the newly crowned Welterweight Champion of the World. I shook his hand and walked down the street with him. It was a proud moment and I'll never forget it.
July 26, 2013
Remember. “This World is the Land of the Dying; The Next is the Land of the Living.” LORD...Protect and Keep Him! With Sympathy. Atty. Clorius L. Lay
July 26, 2013
I watched Mr. Griffith live on the Friday night fights back during the late 1950's and early 1960's. I was a young boy and these were the first professional fights I had ever seen. I was very impressed with Mr. Griffith's boxing skills and how he appeared to keep himself in such excellent shape. I recently watched the television special on his life and was moved by his dignity and humility. He was a great boxer and a greater human being. I hope that you rest in peace sir. I admire you.
July 26, 2013
RIP Cousin Emile unfortunately personally I did not know you. But we were family not the less. Since your death I have read many great thing about you as a boxer but more importantly you as a man. It speaks volumes for your character. Love Tania King
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