Special Moments

We all have special moments from our childhood — the first time off the high dive, running through a field of daffodils, walking out to call the coin toss my first game of my senior year, and proposing to my wife on the lawn of Old Main. They aren’t all wonderful at the time — totallying my Austin-Healy, being nocked out and destroying my knee at that same first game, or many, many others. Whether good or bad they became part of me, part of who I am.

People ask, “Do you have any regrets?” The answer is, “Of course, but I would regret more not learning what my mistakes taught me.”

Perhaps my greatest moment is this instance. I am at my most complete. I carry with me the special memories of my life as well as the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. How wonderfully said, Webb!!! Thank you for sharing your adult insights and the snippets from your youth!

  2. Such good memories…and I think it is important that people will listen. When we do die, those insights cannot be lost.

  3. My favorite memories of you is being American Legion baseball teammates for 555 Auto Supply at Lamar Porter Field in Little Rock, AR. Then, after I was traded to Colonial Bakery, playing against you. Golly Molly! you could pitch. OH! and Shakey’s Pizza Parlor.

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