Countless hours have been invested by your sons and each of you into a sport which is so unlike other team sports. It has allowed them to appreciate elements of teamwork, leadership, and the reward of personal effort. Learning to rest an injury and to play through a hurt. Respecting their coaches. Most players grow from such experiences and I trust this is the case for your sons.
Some of our players may continue their experience into college, but for many, tonight will be bittersweet. They celebrate their experience of football at MHS and, at the same time, begin to realize it may be their last time in pads.
For most, their love of this sport will never end. As a fan, they will always view the game from a different perspective. They’ll see the blocks that opened the hole, not just the running back who scores. The defender who turns the sweep inside where his linebacker wraps-up and gets the glory. They’ll be an insider, appreciate the term “any given Sunday”, and will never forget their victory over (their rival).
As they grow they may give back by investing their time and knowledge into the development of young players and hopefully their own sons. They’ll form bonds with these players and follow their progress from association ball, to high school, and maybe beyond. Through this they will discover that their football career didn’t end on Senior Night, but just took another form as they continue to be rewarded by the greatest sport on earth.
Thank you, Bill!
Association football days...seems like yesterday!
And on to tablescaping, it's almost turkey day!!
The majestic bird sits atop a mound of autumn leaves.
The table runner consists of garlands of fall leaves and berries.
Turkey was purchased at Home Goods last year.
Turkey square plates were purchased at TJ Maxx recently. Placemats and napkins are from Tuesday Morning, a few years ago. Flatware is Italian Countryside!!
Sugar and creamer are Heisey, and were my mother's.
Amber-colored stems were purchased at Tuesday Morning, and iced beverages are Lenox (I think). I purchased them from an individual seller, who wasn't sure...
Pillar candle holders were purchased at TJ Maxx several years ago.
Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon and as always, I'm striving for A Perfect Setting!
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