When I was young sports was a big part of my life. I took gymnastics and played football and kickball with the neighborhood kids and any other sport we could think of. We played baseball, went swimming, and rode our bikes everywhere. We were never inside for too long.
Those were the days! We didn't have more than 3 channels on TV and there was no such thing as video games so we made up our own games or played games that our parents had, such as tag and hide and seek.
My father's best friend was also an ex-pro football player, Ted Greene, and he took my dad to all sorts of events and games and he got to meet a lot of the greats like Vince Lombardi, and others, so football was huge in my life.
In fact, I took pride in the fact that only one kid in our entire neighborhood could tackle me. Big time tomboy here, let me tell you.
So when it turns to fall and I hear football on the TV it comforts me and takes me back to the fun times of going to our parents friend's houses to watch the game and BBQ and playing with the kids outside until it was dark. Sometimes my dad would take me to the game in Cincinnati.
My father taught me a lot about the game and I still enjoy watching it. The Broncos have done well this year and it's been great getting to go to a game and tailgating, my first time doing that, and most of all, cheering for our team and seeing them go this far in the season.
So it's a comfort zone for me. Remembering time with my dad, my "uncle" Ted and the game itself.
What are some of the things that brings you back to the good old days? The memories that make you feel comforted and happy? I would love to know!
Until Friday, I hope you enjoyed the excerpt from Lore and look forward to the next book in the Lorn Prophecy series. We sure do!
Have a great week all and GO BRONCOS!!