• Happy 75th Abe Collinsworth

    I just got home from a great weekend with my Mom and Dad celebrating Dad's 75th birthday. He is a fan of the site and knows you guys by name (we have arrived). Dad played on the 1958 National Championship team at the University of Kentucky under Adolph Rupp. He was also my High School principal at Titusville Astronaut High School in Florida. (It was great reading about my father on the bathroom walls).

    We played golf over the weekend, he almost shot his age and I shot more than double mine. He is without a doubt one of the coolest guys I have ever met in my life. People love him the minute they meet him. When he first came to Fort Thomas, Kentucky (my current home) the only debate was whether they wanted to appoint him Superintendent of Schools, or elect him Mayor. He instantly connects with everyone. He has touched so many lives in a way that people remember for a lifetime. Please join me in a very special birthday greeting for my Father, Mr. Abe Collinsworth. Love you Dad.

    Comments 23 Comments
    1. BuckeyeRidley's Avatar
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPA COLLINSWORTH!!!! You sound like a Cool Dude and you raised your son right with the (original) Mrs. Collinsworth. I'm glad that God Blessed you to see a youthful age of 75 years old. Keepin' Truckin On Good Sir.
    1. Docta's Avatar
      Happy birthday to Abe. Crazy that he played under Adolph Rupp. A very interesting dad you got over there.
    1. Colts01's Avatar
      A very Happy Birthday Abe and many more to come.Cris you will have to give us some good high school stories some time!
    1. NickMykita's Avatar
      Happy Birthday to Mr. Collinsworth!
    1. Ragar's Avatar
      Happy Birthday Sir. I know that the time I spend with my dad is some of the greatest moments of my life, from working on cars, home projects and most importantly talking football. Here's to many more.
    1. darvon's Avatar
      Happy Birthday Sir,

      And may you continue to beat your son.
    1. LongSufferingBucsFan's Avatar
      Happy Birthday Mr. Collinsworth!
    1. Swami's Avatar
      A very nice tribute, Cris, and it explains a lot of good things. Happy Birthday, Abe!
    1. Polishguy00's Avatar
      I love to hear good stuff like this. Happy Birthday, Mr. Collinsworth.
    1. Cris Collinsworth's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Colts01 View Post
      A very Happy Birthday Abe and many more to come.Cris you will have to give us some good high school stories some time!
      Worst punishment ever? My brother and I got into trouble for something (not rare) on a Saturday. We were prepared to take our whipping and go on about our business. Dad decided that this bright sunny day would be a great opportunity to educate his young sons. We spent that entire glorious Saturday in our room listening to him read "How to Win Friends and Influence People." Cruel and Unusual punishment indeed.
    1. buzmeg's Avatar
      A Happy & Healthy 76th year Mr. C. and many more.

      I'm glad to see there is someone on this forum older than me. I assume your birthday is Feb. 12th, thus the name Abe.
    1. GoBigOrGoHome's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Cris Collinsworth View Post
      Worst punishment ever? My brother and I got into trouble for something (not rare) on a Saturday. We were prepared to take our whipping and go on about our business. Dad decided that this bright sunny day would be a great opportunity to educate his young sons. We spent that entire glorious Saturday in our room listening to him read "How to Win Friends and Influence People." Cruel and Unusual punishment indeed.
      "Grounded with Dale Carnegie"...

      Nice tactic, Mr. C. Happy Birthday.
    1. KabaModernFan's Avatar
      Happy birthday Mr. Collinsworth, best wishes to you!
    1. Dave Lapham's Avatar
      Happy 75th Mr. Collinsworth. A father's legacy is his family. You and your wife have done a masterful job in raising a beautiful family. On top of that, making a positive impact on kids when they are the most impressionable is truly amazing. You are in the midst of living a very special life. God bless you Mr. Collinsworth. Have the best year you have ever had. You deserve it.
    1. Turk Schonert's Avatar
      Happy B'day Abe! The last time we played golf together you shot 79 and beat my butt as well. Hope we get to play golf together again. Say hi to Mom for me.
    1. Andy Freeland's Avatar
      There are a handful of people that, as soon as you meet them, you know what they do. If you're ever lucky enough to meet Abe Collinsworth, you will know within minutes that he was and still is an educator. Happy Birthday Abe.
    1. SpartaChris's Avatar
      Let me add my birthday wishes to Mr. Collinsworth as well! Hope it's a great one!
    1. Cris Collinsworth's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by buzmeg View Post
      A Happy & Healthy 76th year Mr. C. and many more.

      I'm glad to see there is someone on this forum older than me. I assume your birthday is Feb. 12th, thus the name Abe.
      You got it. Actually Abraham Lincoln Collinsworth. He got the Full Monte.
    1. Curtis's Avatar
      Happy B-day Mr. Collinsworth!

      Cris, I too was punished with literature, but it was usually rolled up. I really believe my mama had more hits than Pete Rose.
    1. OverTheTop's Avatar
      Happy Birthday Abe. Keep educating Cris on the golf course!!!