Well, if you read last week's column, then you know that what started out as an AOL Weird News article a couple of months ago soon became something much more.
Such was the case when my opening day piece lamenting the sorry state of songwriter Jack Norworth's grave in Anaheim touched the hearts of several fans, enough to make them want to take action.
Norworth is the man who, in 1908, penned the lyrics for what has become the third most popular tune in the United States, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," behind the national anthem and "Happy Birthday."
J.P. Myers, an Orange County blood courier, was the first to take up the cause, starting a Facebook page to generate interest in creating a new historic marker for Norworth at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Next came Maria and Charlie Sotelo, who operate a local monument building company. Then it was local businessman Jamie Chisick stepping up to donate money, followed by KinderVision, an organization dedicated to child safety. AOL News also covered a portion of the proceeds.