My Dad … And the Olympics

As I have been watching the Olympics the past few days I have been thinking a lot about my dad… as I do daily but even more during every Winter Olympics and other special times.
There are so many special stories and special moments at the Olympics… many wonderful. some sad but all interesting!!
My dad was a Downhill Alpine Ski Champion for Austria, who lost his chance to compete in the Olympics because they were cancelled in 1940 and 1944 because of Hitler and WWII.   
Somewhere I have one of his Austrian Ski Medals. 
I of course root for all the American athletes first, but can’t help but smile when an Austrian skier pulls out a medal.
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About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place".
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