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“Say mister, which team do you want to see win this game, Tennessee or Auburn.” Now the toothless Tennessee fan from North Carolina had been very friendly, so I take my time thinking about his question. I thought he deserved an honest answer. “Well, actually, I’d kinda like to see both of them lose.”
This was written at the end of 2001 when I worked in the USOC marketing department and we would do a quarterly community project, including visiting the St. Francis Nursing Home. We brought poinsettias and Olympic pins for the residents. A few of the guys and I took on the first floor, stopping at each room to drop off the gifts and chat. The old guys were instantly grateful and happy and ready to talk. The first guy, Rolland, talked about his career as a dance instructor and how once, for a publicity stunt, he tap danced on the back of a flat bed truck all the way up the Pikes Peak Highway to the top of the mountain. Continue reading
From 2001 …One of our neighbors does an amazing job with the decorations each year. They live up on a hill and decorate everything from their roof down to the street; it’s something to see. It looks like a massive spider web. Sammy and I took a detour and walked right up to the driveway. It wasn’t quite dark enough, but all of the lights were on and it was cool to see. We were ready to leave … but something caught my eye. It was a deer. Sammy and I tried to get a closer look. “Sammy, look!” There wasn’t just one deer. There were four … five … wait, seven … eight deer!
I wrote this for a school project when Sam was seven in 2006. Sam is exceptional in many ways. He is a non-stop, all-fun, one-man wrecking crew of a boy. If you are feeling low, he will try to cheer you up. He will try to make you laugh. He is concerned about others. Continue reading