Selecting A Mate, Simplified​

One of my greatest accomplishments as a father was to have been able to send our daughters to Aquinas HS and have them sit in classrooms that had Barry Cook standing in the front. Now, years after their high school days,  they still go to him for friendship and counsel.

“He pushed his students…pushed them hard, but he had the gift of being able to connect with them at a level so that they wanted to please him as much as anything.”



That’s the closest Megan came to smiling for several days

I wrote this about him. One of a Kind Kinda Guy.


More recently, when Megan developed some complications after her surgery, she ended up at University Medical Center, aka MCG, aka Medical College of Georgia. Barry got word she was there and came over to the hospital, not once, but twice that Sunday to brighten her spirits.

Every once in a while, he shares tidbits of wisdom. Below is the latest installment. It provides a simple answer to a very complicated question.

Thanks, Barry


I have been asked many times through the years, Barry how do I know if this is “The One”…..I have finally figured it out…..first, on your next date, go to a Braves game…..Girls, if on the first pitch a foul ball coming hurling your way and your date screams and ducts under his seat, excuse yourself to the bathroom and take a taxi home!!!! If on the other hand your date reaches and makes a one-handed catch just before the ball strikes you in the face and then instead of giving you the ball he gives it to the 7-year-old kid sitting behind you, hold him tight, you have a winner!!!!! Guys, if you get to your seat and your date starts putting on bug repellant because she heard there are infield flies in the stadium, pray for rain and take her home!!!! However, if she excuses herself and 10 minutes later you see her bouncing down the steps with a box of popcorn, a platter of nachos and 2 cups of beer, not spilling a drop, ask the closest wife you can find to borrow her engagement ring and propose on the spot!!!!! Happy and Safe Labor Day folks… BMW 8/31/2018

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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1 Response to Selecting A Mate, Simplified​

  1. Dale says:

    What a wonderful man!


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