Likely for the first time in family history, I got together with my son to have three generations watch the Redskins game.
How fun is that! It's possible that my brother and I watched a game on TV some four decades ago with my mother and grandmother, but I don't remember doing it and I doubt it happened.
Yes, on September 23 the first son of the first son was born.
I suggested many names, my favorite being Shoeless Joe, but they decided on something else. Bummer. What can you do? Kids these days ...
Actually they picked a wonderful name!
But I digress.
They live in Seattle and having never been to see them in their new house, I took this opportunity to go!
It was a quick trip. Only two days. But it was a very nice visit.
Part of the trip included watching the Redskins game Sunday night.
If any of you is concerned about my use of the word "Redskins," first, get real, don't fall for vacuous media hype, and second, read this blog.
We dressed in our garb, all of us (yes, the baby has a complete set of clothing, for the first year or so anyway) and sat down to watch.
Well, truth be told, when a quarterback with a serious injury comes back before he is ready (the show is more important than the team, dontcha know), the results are predictable.
I knew 10 minutes into the first game of the season that when the QB can't run or throw it will be a long year.
The QB can't run or throw.
And this will be a long year.
Toward the end of the game we all threw up our arms in despair!
And said uncle.
Including this one, who, by that time, was thoroughly bored with the goings on.
When things don't go well, well, we all look for something else to occupy our time.
And this game was no exception.
For all of us!
Oh well! There's always next year!
All in all, while they aren't next door (none of the three grand kids is) I look forward to the next visit!
And maybe next time there will be a QB who actually CAN run and throw! That is the name of the game after all.
To be succinct, I am very glad to have lived long enough to enjoy something like this - a visit with family, and a new grandson. This is a terrific experience for me! And a natural, and very enjoyable, stage of life. I know you understand.
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