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Meadowlark Lemon

Meadowlark Lemon (Getty Images / Michael Ochs Archives)
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January 05, 2018 "RIP MEADOWLARK YOU WIL MISSED WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS GOD BLESS YOU ALL" - Mike Crowe (Hiawatha, KS)
December 27, 2017 "I loved watching the globetrotters as a child. As Mr. Lemon's family reflects on his memories, we hope they are able to cope with God's love and hope each day."
June 30, 2016 "Thanks for all you have done for the game of basketball, for years you traveled with the GLOBETROTTERS and millions were entertained especially the kids. MEADOWLARK you gave the world so much JOY. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES...RIP" - Valenda Newell (Indianapolis, IN)
June 18, 2016 "Praying for the Lemon family! I miss the backyard BB games with George, & when dad came home to join us!
Would love to talk to you again, George - if you're still out there! I, too, am in the ministry!
Blessings in Jesus Name!" - Gary Goodrow (Philadelphia)
December 31, 2015 " Heartfelt prayers & thoughts to George, John & the entire Lemon family.
"Meadowlark entertained millions around the World"..... that was part of my opening script when Meadowlark hired a 20 year old kid from Michigan to be his emcee & announcer. He certainly did entertain millions & millions. But, to work and learn from him was simply amazing. Meadowlark helped craft my announcing into a career. His zero tolerance for mediocrity still stays with me to this day. On a trip to New York City back in the early 80's, I got ready to do the starting lineups prior to the start of a game and the microphone did not and would not function. As, I sat at the scorers table I glanced to my right, Meadlowlark who was seated on the bench looked at me and said...."Handle It".....I stood up, went to center court & and with only my voice, performed the starting lineups. It taught something to me that day, that I have passed on to my teenage son. When life throws you a difficult situation....."Handle It".....because you can!
I learned of Larks passing Monday on a airport shuttle bus. Then, while on board & at the gate on my flight, as a looked out my window, the next gate over was gate 36. The number Meadowlark made famous.
Every time I turn on my microphone, I give thanks to Meadowlark.
John, George & loved ones..... not many have touched so many.... I'm fortunate that my life was one he reached out and touched.

God Bless,
Ken Friend
Michigan" - Ken Friend (Mason, MI)
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