I met Anthony Dilweg on one of our visits to Green Bay and I had made this my number one objective after reading all about his grandfather, Lavvie. As soon as I met Anthony after practice and started talking about Lavvie he was simply dumbfounded that someone from England would know anything about his grandfather.
We had dinner with Anthony and some friends in Green Bay and saw him on numerous occasions on that particular visit. On a subsequent visit, having been invited to stay with Anthony and his wife Jamie, in North Carolina we arrived to find that he was playing for a team coached by Forest Gregg in a southern state but the name of the team and state has slipped from my memory. We talked a few times on the phone and we had a marvellous holiday thanks to the welcome from Jamie. I remember going out for dinner, just the three of us, and while we were waiting to be served either Margaret or Jamie (I deny being involved) picked up a jug of water and lent across the table to fill our glasses. In the process, a candle was knocked over and set fire to some napkins but all was not lost as a guy on the next table threw another jug of water over the flames. That happening still raises a smile in our household.
Even though we had missed out on seeing Anthony on this trip we made another flight to South Carolina and stayed with friends Woody & Carol Fischbach who lived in Columbia. Jamie drove for about 3 or 4 hours to join us and then made the return trip after a wonderful dinner.