Saturday, September 15, 2007

Friday Night Lights

A few things happened last night.

I went to a high school football game last night as planned hoping to see my granddaughter Erin's high school band perform. What happened: They were not able to perform on the field since they could not get there in time to do a pre-game show on the field. Since they were not the home school, they would not perform on the field at half-time. I had to settle for listening to them play in the stands. Well worth it... they are a fantastic high school band and live up to their well-earned reputation. In all honesty, while this was my original expectation, Erin told me on Friday that they were not going to be there in time for the pre-game.

I went in the hopes of spending a few moments with her. What happened: Since I arrived early and was smart enough to know what I was doing lucked out, I was able to be at the exact spot where their buses would pull up for them to unload. I got to spend a scant two minutes with her as the band arrived, got a couple of hugs, a kiss and a brief comment or two with a promise to meet and hopefully sit together for a few minutes during the third quarter when they normally get a break. When the third quarter came, by the time the bands, dance teams, cheerleaders and pep squads all made it back from their refreshment run, the quarter was almost over and the band had to return to their seats and we were unable to spend any more time together.

I went hoping to have the father of one of Erin's high school friends pointed out to me as he is interested in my daughter Dee, Erin's mother. What happened: It didn't happen. Since we were never able to connect again, I never got a glimpse of the young man's father who was with the band as a parent chaperone.

I went hoping to see some good competitive high school football. What happened: I saw a fantastic display of talent -- from the home team only. The final score Ouachita Lions 41 -- Airline Vikings 0. But I definitely give the edge between the two bands to Airline. Great job Erin and company!

I went hoping to get some great pictures of Erin and the band and some shots of the sights and sounds of the game. What happened: I forgot my camera!

I love you Erin!

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Blogger Diane said...

Isn't life like that! Great slice of life!
and I love your effective use of the cross-out line too.

Monday, September 17, 2007 at 7:21:00 AM CDT  

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