ten years between tears
Tens years ago, Chicago Bears’ Hall of Famer Walter Payton died from bile duct cancer.
Less than a week after his death, I covered a memorial service for Payton at Soldier Field.
On that day, November 6, 1999, I made a photograph of Payton’s daughter Brittney as a lone tear hung on her cheek.
Fast forward to this afternoon, when the life and career of Walter Payton was celebrated at the same Soldier Field during half time of the Bears’ win over Cleveland.
And once again, an emotional Brittney Payton shed a tear for her famous father.
All the best to you Brittney and see you in 2019.
©1999 Scott Strazzante/Copley Chicago Newspapers
©2009 Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune