For those of you who have asked about the status of Dutch Schroeder, we have news coming from Mr. Bill Bain who recently spoke with Dutch’s daughter, Becky, over the phone. The following comments were taken from a letter Bain sent to the “B” Association on July 12th:
“As you know, for a 3 month period Dutch was in isolation in the assisted living complex and only available to Becky via phone. Then there was a 3 week period she could visit him on the outdoor patio, but that now has stopped due to the rise in virus cases. Becky reports that he looks and eats well but does little in communication. He does not ask questions and usually replies with a yes or no to her questions. After 10 or so minutes he’s ready to take a nap which he does often! I often wonder what he thinks about all day and can only hope it’s about the good times we had in the 60s, beating TX and A&M and winning the conference in ’66. I know many of his memories have to be also with the lettermen’s organization in the old room and the transition to the new facility. Well, let’s hope so and also that his family memories are also vivid for him.”
Thank you, Bill, for keeping us informed about our beloved Dutch Schroeder. We ask the entire Baylor letterwinner family to keep Dutch and his family in your prayers. Blessings to you all.
– Walter Abercrombie, Executive Director, “B” Association.
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