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PostJo Jo Parsons (Francisco Ramirez, USA, 09/08/17 3:13 am)
The story of Chick Parsons is fascinating for me since I am almost sure I knew his son, Jo Jo Parsons. I did not know the history, but the Parsons family was well integrated into the Mestizo community of Manila.
Jo Jo and I played baseball for different teams back in the early 1960s. In 1967 when I first came to Stanford, I ran into him and we both recognised each other and our nicknames. We were both in a hurry at the time, and we never saw each other again. I do not know whether he was a Stanford student or visiting during the summer of 1967. Ships in the night!
I must read the Smithsonian article.
JE comments: The link is below. We've erred on Charles Thomas Parsons, Jr's nickname: it was Chick, not Chuck. I'll make the corrections on our earlier posts.
Francisco Ramírez is known to family and friends as Chiqui. The coincidences never stop!