Searching for a poem that Pete Rose recited at his father's funeral
August 28, 2013 7:27 AM Subscribe
My mom has asked me to find a quote that she used to carry around with her after her mother died, but that she has recently lost. As she remembers it, it's something that Pete Rose recited when his father passed away. I've spent an hour searching for it, but my Google-fu appears to be weak today. Anybody have an inkling what she's looking for? My mom's question to me is inside.
posted by NewGear to sports, hobbies, & recreation (3 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Here's what mom emailed to me (between the sets of asterixes):
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I'm trying to find a poem that ends with the line:
"You miss them most when you hit the highs."
(referring to the fact that you miss your parents after they die, but particularly when you have good news or accomplishments that you would like to tell them about)
or close to that
I think Pete Rose recited it and cried when his father died. I carried the poem/quote around for a long time after Granny died but I can't find it now. I've searched the internet every way I know how and am finding nothing.
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I've tried googling the whole quote, fragments of the quote, variations, info on the death of Pete Rose's dad, poetry databases...I'm coming up empty. Any thoughts? I want to help my mom! :(