Monday, October 11, 2010

Grandfathered In / Bye Bye Bobby

I have been a Braves fan as long as I can remember. My Paw Paw and I watched the games together from the time I was a little kid. We watched the Braves lose a whole lot of games together. I remember Bobby Cox becoming the manager and going through that 1991 season when we went from worst to first and made it to the World Series. As long as I'd been watching, the Braves had never really won like that. It was something really special. Especially since I seen how much it excited my Paw Paw to see his team doing so good. They lost that world series and the one the next year too. He passed away August of '95. Two months later our Braves won the World Series. I'm sure he was looking down smiling. He was my hero. I named my son after him. I really felt like he was with me tonight. Rooting for Bobby. It felt good.
Thanks for the good years Bobby Cox.

Old School

I passed a mid-80's Ford full size Bronco on the road the other day. It was loaded down with kids. I bet there was 8 10-13 yr olds packed in there. At first glance, I think "Ain't no way all them kids got seat belts on." Then it immediately takes me back to 1987. I can remember my mom had a full size Ford Bronco and a full size Blazer and we used to all pile in there and ride to the baseball games. We had so much fun singing songs and picking on each other. Those kind of road trips are good for kids. Even just a trip 10 or 15 miles seemed like leaving the country.
I remember riding down to Weiss Lake from Lafayette. It's about a hour drive. However, when I was a kid, it seemed like it took all day to get down there. I made the same drive back in May '10 and it was over so fast. The world was so big when you were a kid. I thank God that I have a life that allows me to travel a little bit. Keeps my world a little bigger that way. I guess what this is really about. If you're a parent, be sure your keeping that world big for your kids. Take 'em fishing, camping, batting cages, movie, bluegrass festival, even just going out of town to eat dinner. Live...