Monday, November 14, 2016

Fall, Culture and Grandkids

It is finally feeling like FALL in our neck of the woods!

We awoke to a crisp temperature in the lower 40's this morning and it was most welcome.
However, true to Louisiana weather, stick around because it we be changing soon.  Yep, we will be back into the 80's before weeks end.

Culture Outing
Yesterday, Hubby and I went to our local Little Theater for the final production of 
"The Miracle Worker."
The main characters could not have done a better job.  Their performance was amazing.
The young lady who played the part of Annie Sullivan, Elise Birmingham, was superb.  She will be continuing her education at Second City in Chicago soon.  She definitely has a very bright acting career ahead.

We are so grateful for all the cultural activities in our little city.

Grandchildren Update
With eight grandchildren, there is always something to talk about.
This past weekend, our Granddaughter #2 and Grandchild #3, Cassidy, had her 2016 Alpha Phi Sorority Red Dress Gala.  She will be a senior in the spring at the University of Texas in Austin.  Her mom and dad try to be part of these special events with their girls.  Besides, Dad is a Longhorn alum.
By the way, Cassidy will spend the spring semester studying in Barcelona, Spain.  We are so proud of her!

Grandson's football team, the Western Michigan Broncos are one of two undefeated teams in the nation along with Alabama.  They are breaking records and making history and we could not be more thrilled that Jackson is playing a big part of it on the offensive line.  In fact, they were rated as the fourth best offensive line in the country this past week.

This graphic is all telling about the amazing year these Broncos have had this year.  There is a definite contrast in programs, but to be in an elite class with Alabama is huge for our boys.  
By the way, the only Bowl Game win was last Christmas at the Bahamas Bowl.
My post on "Christmas in the Bahamas" can be read HERE!

For the second time ever in the Mid America Conference (MAC) history, they will host the ESPN Game Day.  This time it will be on the Western Michigan campus before the game against Buffalo on Saturday.  In college sports realms this is a big deal.
 This is an interesting article and a bit of interesting trivia:

Needless to say, we will be glued to the TV at 2:30 CT on ESPNU to watch our Broncos make it 11-0.  Should you watch, look for #65 on the OLine!


  1. Elizabeth, such a beautiful family you have and so many accomplishments. The Miracle Worker is one of my all time favorites. Such a wonderful miracle that happened to someone who was treated like a pet. Helen Keller had so much to contribute thanks to the loving discipline and tenacity of her teacher, Annie Sullivan.

    1. Yes, Nonnie, my husband and I were speculating what might have happened to her had Annie Sullivan not come into her life. Helen had such a brilliant mind. What a waste there might have been, but what a blessing they were to each other and to so, so many.

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  3. Oh, I would love to have seen that play. You all are so fortunate to have the opportunity for the arts there in S'port. Cassidy is such a cutie and yea for Jackson. Have a great week!

  4. Hi have every reason to be proud of your grandkids! Sure have missed reading your posts. I will try to get back to blogging as soon as possible.


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