A legend on the court. A legend in life.
Selfless and sacrificial love.
Doesn't need Twitter, Facebook or a parade of sycophants.
Love is enough.
Thanks Cooz for your witness.
Last week, after 63 years of marriage, Bob Cousy said goodbye to his bride. His loved ones say he's bereft, inconsolable. And they're surprised that he agreed to an interview, because Cousy is a private man who cared for Missie alone for more than a decade, never seeking help, services or sympathy. That wasn't in the game plan.
So Cousy worked hard to create the peception that his once-independent wife was vital and healthy. Because she believed she could still drive, he shipped her station wagon to their place in Florida each winter so she could see it in the driveway. Artificial red flowers were planted in her garden. He did all the household chores and let her think she performed them herself.
To read the article, Of Years of Love, and a Long Goodbye, click here.