Sunday, January 10, 2016

Wow, how did I forget to make mention of this on my blog?

There likely is no better example of redemption than the story of Mark Foley. Joe Capozzi has the latest on Mr. Foley. My wish is one of these days an article or news segment will not make mention of the "scandal". It's old news that's been rehashed a million times and think most people are sick and tired of hearing about it.

Anyhow, a couple years ago I met Mark at the Bluefront BBQ after not seeing him around for a long time. Our paths didn't happen to cross for whatever reason. When I saw him I was amazed and surprised. He looked like one of happiest and go-lucky men you can imagine. We talked for a while and had a good time catching up on things. I asked about 'that rumor' of political ambitions and that query was treated with some good-hearted laughter.

Even to this day the mention of Mark's name brings out the slings and arrows from the usual suspects and all that jealousy and negativity have had a cumulative impact nearing zero. Mark's back doing what he does best—doing his part to make Palm Beach County a better place to live.

The next time you hear the song, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" in south Florida remember it was the hard work by people such as Mark Foley that made it happen. 

So. . .Carry on Mark! And never forget you have a lot of friends in Lake Worth that appreciate all the work you've done over the years.