Sports are an indomnitable attraction in our national heritage (kudos to our Greco-Roman predecessors, no doubt). Alabama football is especially significant. Believe me not? Judge for yourself. 92,000 + people (some had to be turned away) filled up the Bryant-Denny Stadium to watch the A-Day Game this past Saturday. A mere scrimmage…and a national record. Of course, the majority must have been invoked by the appearance of the new Head Coach, Nick Saban.
Our friends, the Abbotts, came along (seen in the pictures). We went to Tuscaloosa to meet with our grandparents (Roger and Marla Sayers – Mom’s family) as well. They had to sit in the Press Box (former president and first lady of the University of Alabama). They have a beautiful new riverside house now.
I have so many memories of Tuscaloosa. It’s almost sad to walk by the Mansion now and remember all the times Rachel and I enjoyed playing in its elaborate rooms…so much time has passed! The halls were so big that I could ride my tricycle in them. The maids used to give us tootsie pops when we went to the upstairs kitchen – which you could arrive at via stairs or elavator. I remember visiting Denny Chimes just across the street several times and placing my hands in the huge hand prints that were left as memorials in the cement…maybe I was just really small.
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Thursday, April 26, 2007 – Wow….
Posted by Jocelyndixon
Glad you had a great time. I would like to go visiting historical places.
And, I do not always look good in pictures! LOL At least *I* don’t think I do!