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  • A Yahoo! User Nov 15, 2008 11:24 AM Flag

    Personal Favorite moments

    Well I would say when My son hit his first homerun. After coaching him all season, he made the allstar team his first time at 8 (Granted it took 3 years to get him there. but politics in baseball are bad.) I was a coach on the allstar team I pulled him off before going to bat told him this guy was throwing his pitch. This was his chance to show everyone who he was. I told him be steady and look at the 1st pitch and time it. He did that then fouled off 2. With 2 strikes he looked at the pitch I thought it looked good. My heart stopped everyone seen me pull him off before he went to the plate. The ump was slow with the call but said wide of the strike zone. My son just looked at me and smiled. turned looked at the pitcher wand did that wave of his bat I learned to love. Swung and drove the ball deep over the opposite field for a 2 run shot to take the lead in the 8th. It was 1 of only 2 homerun's in that tournament.

    My son in his first year of Football on offense. His 2nd year out at football he was placed as kick off returner and running back. His first game on the first kick off. He runs a 60 yard kick off return and scored 2 other touch downs. Not to mention the sacks he got in that game. He was known for this from the year before when he was straight defense.

    I have to throw my daughter in there too. The 1 st time I ever seen her play the bells with 4 mallets I was stunned. I didn't even know there was a style where you held more then 1 mallet in your hand.

    Also this year when my 4'11 105 pound daughter said she wanted to play tenners (those of you who don't have band geek children or wasn't one like me. Its the 5 drums you carry in front of you as you march.) I Had a long heart to heart about it with her. Those drums weigh about 50 pounds. It would take a lot of strength and balance to hold play march in time in a position one stumble could be catastrophe. She was adimit she would do what ever it took. I warned her how she would hurt from the pressure points where the drums would rest and she said she would deal with it. She has 2 more times left to carry those drums and to see her do it everyone is stunned. She suffered bruises and carried them being under the weather. I don't know how she even does it but when I hear the band I understand why. To me she did something I didn't even think she could do. I guess that is why I'm so proud of my children they always seem to amaze me how they do what they set out to do.

    I guess I did one thing right in this life. Those are my kodak moments. That and stealing probably the reason my children are they way they are, My wife. I stole her away from a wedding 2 weeks before hand. 21 years later she still deals with me. thats a hole nother story though. LOL.


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    • No, I wasn't at those events.. I didn't realize that was the conditions of the question at hand. I also thought it was NASCAR moments..

      I'm not going to open my life up on this message board, so I will stick to the basics of NASCAR events and give my personal account of presence..

      Carl at Kansas slamming the wall in turn four trying to pass Jimmie coming to the checkered flag was pretty cool. TV did not do that justice!! He hit hard! It echoed throughout the stands.. Pretty cool.

      Sitting in the stands while everyone booed JPM's pole run at Kansas ranks right up there also. (Sidenote.. JPM was found to have a illegal set-up that day which actually justified the hail of boo's!! LOL!!)

      Watching a young Clint Bowyer run his Flint Hills Towing #79 modified at Thunder Hill Speedway in Mayetta, Kansas rocked also!! The boy was awesome!!


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