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Mondays with Melitas – June 3, 2013

 

MISSING FOOTBALL PICTURE                                      JUNE 3, 2013

 

Last week when the “WERE WE READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?” went out on Tammy’s web site, I checked to see if it was really there.  When it isn’t there, I only have myself to blame.  I’ve tried to figure a way to put the blame on Tammy — I absolutely hate having it be my fault all the time.  While I had the story on the screen, I decided I may as well read it and count all my mistakes — what am I saying???  — MY mistakes??? — my misTAKES???

Reading along, it suddenly dawned on me, the story was about football, and there was really no football in it.  No scores, who won, no exciting play where I would run 98 yards for a touchdown, then lay there in the end zone while they revived me.  I can’t seem to remember the games.  I can remember being bussed to the various stadiums, and can see all the fans in the stands — waiting for some football — from there it’s blank.

I did talk about train rides, bus rides, eating raw oysters, and went on and on about our super hero sponsor, Marty.  But no actual football games.  You know what I think — I think I developed a mental block, and I hate to do this to my old brain because it might get stuck in that position.  Then, where would I be? — Probably just sitting around with no memory parts in the brain container.

The picture (circa AD 1937) appearing here today is ALL about football.  I was 19, and before I blinked an eye, here I am 95.  “Time flies when you’re having fun.”  That’s what they say.  I don’t know who these “THEY” people are.  I wonder if they are having fun.

 

MELITAS FORSTER                           MONDAYS, MONDAYS, MONDAYS

2nd player from left, front row = Melitas
3rd player from right, front row = Jan Wood
Lois Terry, the tippy-toe fullback, the pussy-cat, not there.  No show for picture op.

 

 

 

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2 Comments to “Mondays with Melitas – June 3, 2013”

  1. Dear Mena,

    What a wonderful picture to have and share with us. By the way, I loved your last story too.

    Love,
    Maxine

    PS You were beautiful. Still are.

  2. Reading about your history delights and excites regardless whether you feel you left out anything important. As a reader of your stories, I see no need to critique but simply enjoy! Please keep them coming!

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