Monday, September 22, 2014

Football and tender times

I spent Saturday with the Coach and TRQ.  The Coach spoke at his best friend's funeral in Kaysville, and so it was all tender times.  His friend, btw, was the dentist we used to visit in San Leandro when I was a kid.  He and my dad met at USU where they played football and forged a friendship that lasted years and years.

Anyway, after the funeral my parents and I went to Paradise Bakery and ate squash soup, which suddenly made me feel the like the oldest person in the world.  Me.  Eating a little squash soup at 3:00 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon.  To keep my strength up.

We did a lot of remembering about DeVan (the dentist) who loved football even more than he loved teeth.  So then my parents and I talked about football--what's happening now and how much things have changed, which led to this exchange.

THE COACH:         I wonder if football will even be around fifty years from now.

ME:                          No football?  Well, I hope I'm dead by then.

THE COACH:         I'm pretty sure I will be.

Mortality, don't you know.

6 comments:

James said...

Flag Football is next big thing. Fewer concussions, fewer broken bones, and new set of colorful Flags every game for the University of Oregon to rub in everyone else's noses.

Lisa B. said...

I ate Mexican food with my folk at a restaurant down in Linden. I loved it--lots of chat and it was so good. You *should* keep up your strength. We need you to keep writing, Ms. Ann, but mostly we just need you to be you, inimitable you. In fact, I think I should bring you some doughnuts just to do my part.

Donna Tagliaferri said...

no football? I will die. Do you have a great recipe for squash soup?
btw....I may have gone too far on the blog thing today...there goes my career as an assistant coordinator in the temple...

Lisa A. Hilden said...

My mother loved BYU football and The Coach. She would jump up and down and yell and scream, even though she was 85. She had been a Jr. High PhysEd teacher in the 60's. She died in June. BYU football will never be the same for me. That mortality thing is hard.....

Louise Plummer said...

You really have to get over your food in the afternoon biases.

Melissa Mc said...

Missed seeing you, the Coach and your mom when we were in Provo a couple of weeks ago. Hope Coach is feeling better.