Baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew (Documentary Photo #6616s):
I remember that Blackburn kid. Darin introduced me to him and his parents. As far as I can recall, the mother was quiet, but dad was a joke-cracker. Unnerved me the way the kid looked off over your shoulder when you tried to talk to him. Maybe he didn't like baseball players.
|Of course the initiation didnt happen
in Idaho but in Cooperstown, New York, at the Baseball
Hall of Fame. However, a good portion of the Killebrew clan,
who still live in Boise, threw a party on Table Rock. During the festivities,
three small fires were started, and four people, including Harmons
grandson, were arrested. The police never filed any charges.
I saw Harmon at an event he hosted for his daughter and son-in-law's graduation from college. He barked when he laughed and laughed all the time. I didn't think he was much more than loud because I didn't know he played baseball.
Evidence at the site: (in possible connection with this grand bash) seventy-five empty bottles of Bud Lite, an unopened box of Trojan condoms, one set of panties (Fruit of the Loom), and a training bra.
My Mother Deborah Blackburn (Documentary Photo #56y3y):
My son attended college with one of Harmon Killebrew's son-in-laws, a nice boy named Darin. At graduation, Harmon threw a party for Darin and all of his friends and their parents. I didn't actually meet the man.