Fall is in the air. With temperatures dropping, fall is just around the corner at my house. I have begun decorations for the Apple Festival which is this weekend. (another blog about this later).
#2 Daughter called and wanted us to come to the football game on Saturday. A chance to see one of my girls--a no brainer. It was going to be a big game and her basketball team was having to work concessions. Emily working concessions--Right?????
I had kept grandson and of course I had to dress him in MY favorite outfit.
Go Vols!!! Even though his dad is a huge Michigan fan. Nate is telling his dad-give him six!
The game was between UVA-Wise and Emory/Henry. The two colleges use to play one another and last year was the first time they had played each other in many years. A huge rivalry between the schools.
Charlie and I knew we better leave early. Trying to find a parking place was going to be tough let alone find our seats. The stadium was packed. Many fans tailgating and playing corn holes. This game looked fun-hmmmm...I never played this in college and tailgating, I think I just went to the game and then to a fraternity house. Anyway..... there was a chill in the air and one could sense the excitement and tension in the air.
Charlie and I quickly (well as quick as we could)went to find our seats. Then it was off to see daughter working in the concession stands. This girl has never worked a day in her life until this summer!
Sure enough there she was.......
She didn't look that devastate!! I only hope she can make change ...fast. Fans have no patience at a football game.
I had to go to her window and order and when those big, brown eyes saw me--she said Whew...no special order for this lady and if I didn't make my mind up soon I should leave. Gosh!! how rude I replied-loudly and people behind me-switched lines. A Mom does know how to give her daughter a break for a fast chit/chat. :)
What a game!!! It went back and forth with both teams. With 12 seconds left in the ballgame, the score was Emory/Henry 30 and UVA-Wise 27. The fans were yelling and shouting-Emory had to punt the ball. UVA-Wise caught the ball, the receiver was getting tripped up and he pitched the ball backwards---UVA player was in the right spot at the right time. He caught the ball and scored!!!
The crowd roared!!! UVA had won!!!! Fans started running on the field. I didn't move, I didn't want to get stomped on.
Final score--UVA-Wise 33 and Emory/Henry 30!!! What a celebration had begun. A remarkably, unpredictably, shockingly, unbelievably finish.
This is what football or any sport is all about. As the saying goes....It's not over till the lady sings!!!
What a feeling!!!