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February 9, 2012

7 Things about Me, Day 4

Filed under: Uncategorized — Karma @ 6:00 am

Here’s one more from my high school days.  When I was a freshman, I had a huge crush on the quarterback of the football team.  Me and approximately 400 other girls.  He never knew who I was, but he sure increased my interest in attending football games.  He was a senior so I only admired him from afar for that one year of school.  He faded from my memories as these things often do.

Until September 11, 2001.  My high school crush made the news one more time, but not for the number of touchdown passes he threw.  He passed away, at work in the Twin Towers that day.

My high school renamed the football field in his honor.

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6 Comments »

  1. A fun, and yet, a poignant post, Karen. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Bob Zeller — February 9, 2012 @ 7:32 am | Reply

  2. Ahhh… those school girl crushes 😉
    So sad that he passed away 😦

    Comment by TheDailyClick — February 9, 2012 @ 8:41 am | Reply

  3. Wow, now that’s a huge dose of reality. I imagine your town felt great pain for the loss that day. I am amazed I knew no one…either in the towers or on the planes. Nice to see Rick will always be remembered on the field he played.

    Comment by milkayphoto — February 9, 2012 @ 4:04 pm | Reply

    • It was kind of surreal for me, after all the other horrible news had sunk in.

      Comment by Karma — February 11, 2012 @ 9:36 am | Reply

  4. I’ve never been to a ‘Chaug football game. We can’t even hear the games from our house though we are supposedly within walking distance. I’m sure as my kids get older we will find ourselves cheering on the Falcons.

    Comment by Becky Sue — February 9, 2012 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

    • It will be interesting to see how things will work next school year with the opening of the new school and demolition of the old. I don’t know if the football field will remain where it is or be moved.

      Comment by Karma — February 11, 2012 @ 9:35 am | Reply


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