Well…the question I get asked most often is who or WHAT is “Scrawney-Morgan”…a little background… When I first met Russell….I thought he was skinny as a rail. On a good day he might cast a shadow…thus I began to call him “Scrawney”…I went so far as to have it embroidered on his uniform jackets…I can’t tell you the "delight" that was met with!?
He got even…he nicknamed me for physical attributes I certainly don't possess...I chose to keep part of the name - "Morgan".
For years we talked about the dream of someday building our home, never knowing for sure if we’d pull it off. One thing we always wanted when and if we did…was to have a bar there…somewhere friends could come whenever they wanted…one that those same friends eventually built with us and whose contributions decorate our walls and hang from our ceiling!
When it came time to name it…everyone said it had to have a “Bar” name… The first foray was “The Rock”…because that’s what the house is built on…something Russell uttered many oaths over…trust me. But it never took hold. Then for some reason it came to me. One Christmas I had the “Scrawney-Morgan” sign that now adorns our wall made for Russell…and the rest is history…scary as that may be.
We chose Scrawney-Morgan for our “Team” names throughout our cancer battles not because it’s our bar…but because that’s where so many friends have met, partied, laughed and shared over the years. The happy times, the rough moments…and the sad. It was our home….it is our home. Where friends gather and good things emanate…In this battle…we will need it all… And that’s why we have now named our Foundation “The Friends of Scrawney-Morgan”…because you all are.