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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday Night Football

Twenty five years ago  when Holly was Darbee Rae's age now, supporting our local high school football team would have been where you would have found us on Friday nights.  Loyal fans we were as we sat out each home game whether is was through heat, cold, or rain.  Holly loved it at a young age.  Remember the days of Cabbage Patch Kids?  Well hers would be dressed for the occassion as well , be it the girl in her cheeleader outfit or if she chose to take her boy in his football outfit.

Last night brought back all those wonderful memories for me.  It has been 13 years since I have been to a home football game.  After Holly got in high school and could go with friends we just got out of the habit of going and instead listened on the radio..  She decided it was time to take Darbee Rae and see if she liked the sport.  She was totally dressed for the occassion.

And being Holly's daughter, she totally got in on the excitement of the game.  She was a fan of the sport right from the beginning of the game.

Yes, I can see a future cheerleader in the making.  But, she loved the band also.  Their home is just down the street from the high school.  On any given evening when the band is practicing you might find her and her Daddy walking up the sidewalk to go and watch. 

I was surprised to know she actually listened to the announcer as well.  He called out the players number and said intercepted by James Primm.  Immediately she turned to me and said, "Nana, that man said James Primm.  I want to see that Prim football player."  That's my Darbee Rae.  Already she has prim on her mind. 

And speaking of prim.

Before the evening was over the temps. had dropped to the high forties.  Cold for us here in the south. And who forgot his jacket?  This is my Macho Mister  wrapped up in a prim blanket.

Not only did I relive many football games spent with my family when Holly was small, I watched my granddaughter experience the first of many  football games in her future.  We visited with many of Holly's grammer school teachers , talked with friends we haven't seen in awhile, and even saw some family there. And at the end of the game.....

We WON!!!

After the game we went to IHOP for a late night breakfast and warmed up with a pot of hot coffee.  We took Holly and family home and Darbee Rae was still so excited and going strong and it was after midnight. Last night was a wonderful, funfilled evening with my family , and I am truly blessed. 

Wiishing you all a fun weekend spent with someone you love. 


  1. What a fantastic way to spend a Friday night....Almost brought back memories of my own high school football games....Sad - haven't been to one since I left high school. But that photo of Darbee cheering absolutely melts my heart - what an awesome picture!! LOVE it....So glad you had an evening spent doing what, and being with those, you love. Sure hope Mr. P has warmed up!! (Yikes - high 40's? That's all the warmer we got all day yesterday!!) Smiles & Saturday Hugs ~ Robin

  2. What wonderful memories from the past & what wonderful new ones in the making! You couldn't have asked for a better Friday night : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  3. Oh my goodness! The picture of her with her arms up cheering is too sweet! You are so blessed with that little girl. Andrew loves watching the players walk past his house on the way to the field. small town living is wonderful. He and His Daddy go to the home games too. I love tradition.(and Darbee Rae)

  4. What wonderful memories in the making!! Thinking you might have a future cheerleader there.
    We only have 2 more games of seeing Josie cheer at the PeeWee football games. Next year...she will be in junior high and in 2 years...there will be high school football games.
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  5. She's so cute, great you could share in the fun!

  6. Your wonderful Friday Nite Lights brought back many memories for myself as well. Football was and still is my favorite sport. Magical fun with Darbee Rae, sharing simple things in life. The school in our little town does not have a football program, really miss those chilly nights under the lights. My Packers are 6/0 hooray!!!

  7. Angela ~ Good times!!! Darbee is a cutie pie, yes, I see a cheerleader!!
    hugs to you~

  8. Oh I loved the primm comment!!! Like Nana!!! So cute.Loved the fact that Mister got cold too!!! So often they won't admit it!!! Its a manly thing.

  9. I love you blog. The candy looks delicious!