“2 Tru Loves: Norma and the Sox”

Allan Munroe at Fenway Park. Image via The Boston Globe.

Allan Munroe at Fenway Park. Image via The Boston Globe.

When Allan Munroe’s wife of 63 years died recently, his family knew they needed to do something to help assuage his deep grief. They decided on a cross-country trip to see a love that was second only to his dear Norma – the Boston Red Sox. It would be Munroe’s first visit to Fenway in 50 years.

As the family worked and planned, their idea took on a life of its own and caught the attention of the very highest-ups at Sox management, notably Linda Pizzuti Henry, the wife of owner John Henry. Read more at BostonGlobe.com and CNN.com

Image via CNN.com

A brick at Fenway Park, purchased years ago by the family, commemorates Allan Munroe’s two true loves: his wife Norma and the Boston Red Sox. (Family photo, image via CNN)

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I joined Legacy.com in 2000 as an obituary writer. In the years since, I've done a little of everything for our Operations team, from content review to customer service to creating web pages for funeral homes to training new employees to my current position, Content Manager. I love this position, because I get to write little bits & longer pieces - whatever's needed at the moment - and I get to proofread a lot, satisfying my inner nitpicker. And I love being on the blog team, because I get to write interesting features for the blog. I love to write! In my spare time, I... can you guess?... write. I'm hoping that one day I can add "published novelist" to my bio. I also enjoy working in my vegetable garden and cooking, baking, canning, making ice cream, and pretty much anything else in the kitchen. I love to read, compete in trivia contests, and attempt to keep up with my Netflix queue.
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