John Wooden’s life was a love letter

Basketball, coaching and teaching were important to John Wooden, who stayed sharp and lively until the end, but nothing meant more to him than Nellie.
To say it is a sad day would be to risk meeting him again, and getting that look from John Wooden.
To say it is a time to be happy might not sound right, but you could hear the anticipation in his voice about this very day whenever he spoke about the chance to reunite with Nellie Riley, the love of his life.

latimes.com
6/4/10