*THE CHICAGO CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*We sold the old I’m just sayin… offices and moved into a temporary space (not nearly as easy as it sounds).
*We got a loan to build a new office building (really not nearly as easy as it sounds).
*We started building the new office building (not nearly as cheap as I’d like).
*I had a chance to spend a week with Mom and Dad (it was fun… though I did miss The Wife and Kids. Stop it… I’m not kidding. I really did).
Like every year, people died. This isn’t a complete list, I know I’m leaving people off… and yes, I know people lost loved ones and that far too many service men and women die each year. This is just a list of famous (or at least famous to me) people who died in 2016. So, in no real order…
*John Glenn (astronaut, politician, American hero)
*Kenny Baker (actor [R2D2])
*Carrie Fisher (actress [Princess Leia])
*Gene Wilder… from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
*Debbie Reynolds (actress/mom of Carrie Fisher)
*David Bowie (singer-songwriter)
*Gordie Howe (Hall of Fame hockey player)
*Doris Roberts (actress)
*Pat Conroy (author)
*Frank Sinatra, Jr.
*Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest)
*Joe Garagiola, Sr. (baseball player & Hall of Fame sportscaster)
*Garry Shandling (comedian/actor/writer)
*Buddy Ryan (football coach)
*Alan Rickman (actor)
*Glenn Frey (singer-songwriter/actor)
*Abe Vigoda (actor)
*John Saunders (ESPN broadcaster)
*George Michael (singer/songwriter)
*Alan Thicke (from Growing Pains)
*Zsa Zsa Gabor
*Ralph Branca (baseball player)
*Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch)
*Burnet R. Maybank, Jr. (SC politician)
*Rashaan Salaam (former Heisman Trophy winner)
*Peter Vaughan (Maester Aemon in Game of Thrones)
*Craig Sager (sports reporter)
*Garry Marshall (director/producer/writer)
*Dennis Green (football coach)
*Tim LaHaye (author of the Left Behind series)
*Michu Meszaros (actor [ALF])
*Blackjack Mulligan (Pro Wrestler)
*Jerry Heller (N.W.A. manager)
*Mr. Fuji (of WWF fame)
*Patty Duke (actress)
*Antonin Scalia (Supreme Court Justice)
*Harper Lee (author)
*Tony Burton (actor)
*George Kennedy (actor)
*Red Parker (former football coach at The Citadel and Clemson)
*Bill Foster (former basketball coach at Duke and University of South Carolina)
*Lawrence Phillips (former Nebraska running back)
*Leonard Cohen (singer/song-writer)
*Janet Reno (first US Attorney General)
*Cuban dictator Fidel Castro
*Robert Vaughn (actor)
*Leon Russell (Hall of Fame musician)
*Gwen Ifill (PBS NewsHour, Washington Week)
*Michael Weatherly (Tony) left NCIS.
*Michael Weatherly (Dr. Jason Bull) started a new series Bull… it’s great.
*Teresa Lynn (my sister) has a brain tumor… it’s benign (whatever that means), but it’s still on her brain (not much space there… HA!). Be a pal and pray for her.
*I saw some great movies… including: Rogue One, Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War, The Nice Guys, Zootopia & SING
So there were ups and downs... let's hope 2017 has more ups than downs.