He was curious about why they were placing televisions in a room adjacent to where the reception was taking place. The staff told him that the wedding party had requested them so guests could keep track of, yes I admit it, a preseason Bills game.
Mr. Wilson asked whose wedding it was and when the staff told him, he asked that they pass along his best wishes to us through my father-in-law.
After the game, Mr. Wilson returned to the club. The reception was in full swing.
He saw my father-in-law and stepped over to ask where the bride and groom where. My father-in-law pointed us out.
Mr. Wilson walked over, shook our hands and wished us well. To say we were stunned was an understatement.
I mean, that man who just stopped in to extend his best wishes, that was Ralph Wilson. He seemed so real, so genuine and kind.
Listening now to those who knew him best, I realize I was lucky enough to have met not just the owner of the Buffalo Bills, but a really great man.
My heartfelt prayers go out to Mr. Wilson’s family. I’ll treasure the memory of having met him.