Tribute to T. Rex
By Don Henderson
Copyright by Don Henderson April 12, 2012
4/19/12

T Rex
Not Tyrannosaurus;
Titanic Rex;
Rex King
If you ever knew him
You’d know
What I mean

Titanic,
Bigger than life,
Was Rex King
Perhaps another T-word
Could be Titan
Or Terrific

Rex, a hero, throughout the years,
Especially to his younger fans
Although, perhaps
He had no equal peers

Rex, an early hero to me
1948;
Me, a 3rd Grader, you see
A yearbook purchased
A mere $2 dollars cost
A large amount back then
To keep memories from
Being lost



Since then

Many an hour spent
Browsing pages
Wondering where
The years went

Along with Rex,
Bennie, Little Joe,
And several more
Heroes all; to a mere 3rd grader
Each glance at pictures,
Memories would soar


Football or basketball
They played
I watched them all
As a 3rd grader
A mere spectator,
Seeing your heroes perform
Now 60 + years;
Sadly watch
Them passing
With alarm

We’ve caught up
With them
These heroes
Of gridiron
And gym


The passing of Titanic Rex
Reminds me:
Just as the “unsinkable” Titanic,
Indeed went down,
None are unsinkable
Humans, us, where
Flaws abound

As humans,
We need our heroes,
Our own Titanic,
Forgetting;
Even a Titanic,
Eventually sinks

We sail along in life
Needing a hero
Needing a Titanic
Rex King was that hero
That Titanic
Unsinkable……..

And his memories still are
So long, Rex King,
Our Hero,
Our
T(Terrific)Rex King
NOTE IN MY YEARBOOK
WRITTEN BY MY
GRANDMOTHER
------->
iN 1948, $2.00 WAS A LOT
OF MONEY FOR US.
In 1948 the world was
just coming out of WW II
and Malkoff was no
different. This was the
first yearbook since the
1942 yearbook. Rex King
was there, helping us
come out of WW II.
CLICK ON THE YEARBOOK
PICTURE BELOW &
GO TO THE SUPERINTENDENT'S
MESSAGE FROM 1948
CLICK ON REX'S CARTOON
FROM THE 1948
YEARBOOK AND SEE
SOME OTHER SENIOR
CARTOON PICTURES
DEDICATED TO REX KING
BY
Don Henderson
We will miss you,
especially at this year's
ROGERS/ROBERTSON/SCOTT
COUSINS REUNION
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