Cherished friend showed us how to live and love

More than a few times before he died in October 2006 at age 94, I heard Buck O’Neil talk about hate.
The chairman of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum said: “I never learned how to hate. I hate cancer.”
O’Neil’s words flooded back last week at the memorial service for my friend Julie Hise. She was diagnosed with cancer in April and died June 28.


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