Wednesday, December 25, 2013
See those three old guys sitting together? This was our 40th year as season ticket holders!
Our first year together was 1973, we were Seniors and we have had 6 tickets together
ever since. To the left is My friend Dave, he is retired from GM as a Pipefitter. The white
haired gentleman is Phil, he is an Attorney in Lansing of all places. And the fellow to
the right, well he is still schlepping Chevy's in Fenton Michigan.
I always wondered if I would go to games till I died in my seat, or what would precipitate
me giving up my seat. Well, between the escalating cost of the tickets, our advancing age,
the increasing amount of games starting at 3:30 because of TV. This was our last game as
season ticket owners. After 40 years and roughly 255 games together, we are passing
the torch to those that have been on a waiting list for years. As an Alumni, I can usually
get a ticket to any game I want anyway, so that's the plan. It was very bittersweet to sit and
watch this game knowing that after FOUR Decades we would bring this fantastic party to
an end as a group. I really don't expect any of you to understand how this tears out my old
heart by even writing this post. It was such a part of all of our lives for years, but all good
things must come to an end, and I'll now have the enjoyment of watching Michigan play
from my easy chair. Enough of my maudlin, I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!!!
Hope to see you Thursday Night 8:00 PM EST....