Those of you that read this blog may remember my recent post on my buddy Brian McIntyre. Unfortunately, B-Mac passed away a week ago today, on Mother’s Day.
His viewing was Thursday, funeral Friday and Saturday there was a wonderful benefit to help his wife and five-year old son. I could go on and on about what a wonderful guy he was and the legacy he leaves behind. I was so touched at the viewing to see in the midst of the dozens of photographs of B-Mac, there was one of Brian and I and our friend, Gina, at an Ohio University RTNDA (Radio Television News Directors Association) Conference. We all loved this man!
Despite our sadness, the benefit was absolutely packed and I got to see a lot of my old friends from OU that traveled to be here in Cleveland for the event. No one can pack a room like B-Mac! Some of the girls from Fox 8 and I made a night of it and had dinner at a fun tavern in Rocky River.
I’d never been to the Burntwood Tavern and it was great! We had patio seating which was perfect for our beautiful weekend weather. The food was awesome and the company was even better! Here’s a look at our group! From left, Suzanne (when I was working, everyone got the two of us confused! haha Two blonde reporters was too much for people to keep straight!), Danielle, the famous and wonderful Danny Coughlin (Danny was a sports anchor at Fox 8 for decades. He retired a few years ago and has since written two books on his 45 years in the Cleveland sports market. To check out his books, click here) , Katie, Me, Lindsay, Stacey and Elisa!
I miss seeing these girls so much and it was great to catch up. Of course, as the girls enjoyed delicious looking wine, I enjoyed fabulous ice water! Good news on the pregnancy front though….I’m feeling better and I’m sure I’ve gained back some of the weight I lost.
Here’s another look at our group, or should we say, “Danny and the girls!”.
We all loved B-Mac, so here’s to our buddy, for getting us all together this weekend! We miss you.