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Gayle in MD
06-07-2011, 09:19 AM
My granddaughter's Soccer Team had a hard fact handed to them.

In the playoffs, their team was the only team, which, because of thunder storms, these last few weeks, had to play three soccer teams in one (hot) day, and if they won all three, they had to play for the championship, the following day. AND, their last game of the first day, was against the undefeated team, in their league.

IOW, four soccer games, in under twenty-four hours, in the heat!

But, guess what! THEY WON ALL FOUR, including the undefeated team, in the last game of the first day!

I've never seen so many thrilled little girls, AND parents.

They were incredible! They totally controlled the ball, the whole last half of that last game on the first day, even though they were soaked through with sweat, by that time.

And, my granddaughter, scored the most points, of any girl on her team, throughout their league this year.

My weekend was full of anxiety, for sure, /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif and I am hoarse from screaming.

And then last night, we had the pleasure of going to the Middle School Strings concert, at her school, where she plays Violin. It was really beautiful. I can't get over how much they imiproved this year.

I was really impressed though, over the way those girls remained determined to win that Championship, in spite of their crappy circumstances. Not one of them ever considered for a moment, that they would not take the Championship. They fought like crazy, to do it, too, and did so, with great sportsmanship.

And hey, Ed, as much as you enjoy your kids, now, wait until you have Grandchildren!

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sack316
06-07-2011, 09:50 AM
Wow that is great Gayle and congrats to your Granddaughter!

Sack

Gayle in MD
06-07-2011, 09:52 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sack316</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wow that is great Gayle and congrats to your Granddaughter!

Sack </div></div>

Thanks, Sack.

Those girls made my weekend, for sure! I would trade that day for any winning sports day in my life! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Got it all on film, of course.
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G.

LWW
06-07-2011, 10:10 AM
Congratulations.

sack316
06-07-2011, 10:13 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sack316</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wow that is great Gayle and congrats to your Granddaughter!

Sack </div></div>

Thanks, Sack.

Those girls made my weekend, for sure! I would trade that day for any winning sports day in my life! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Got it all on film, of course.
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G. </div></div>

Yeah I tell ya what, there's something so special about watching others you care about achieve and succeed that means more to you than anything else!

I remember the kids I've coached over the years in baseball, and always being more nervous/excited for their stuff than I ever felt for even my own. I still get that way in pool league when a new low SL I've worked with starts to get that light bulb above their head and you see something is starting to click! And then oh man the feeling when they get an important win or something! The 2 I'm working with now (who I'm actually dating) is up leading top gun on both nights she plays. She beats me in practice races all the time now (sucks being a high SL against a 2 that knows what she's doing now lol)... she keeps thinking... and I think hoping even... that I'll get upset. Little does she know I beam with pride every time I see her sink that last ball to put me in my place! (Shhhh... don't tell her that!)

Anyway, my rambling point is I know how I feel in those situations above. I can only imagine how multiplied that feeling will be one day when I'm fortunate enough to see that with my own children and grandchildren! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif Live it up Gayle and never be afraid to brag about those babies! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Sack

Gayle in MD
06-07-2011, 10:39 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sack316</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sack316</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wow that is great Gayle and congrats to your Granddaughter!

Sack </div></div>

Thanks, Sack.

Those girls made my weekend, for sure! I would trade that day for any winning sports day in my life! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Got it all on film, of course.
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G. </div></div>

Yeah I tell ya what, there's something so special about watching others you care about achieve and succeed that means more to you than anything else!

I remember the kids I've coached over the years in baseball, and always being more nervous/excited for their stuff than I ever felt for even my own. I still get that way in pool league when a new low SL I've worked with starts to get that light bulb above their head and you see something is starting to click! And then oh man the feeling when they get an important win or something! The 2 I'm working with now (who I'm actually dating) is up leading top gun on both nights she plays. She beats me in practice races all the time now (sucks being a high SL against a 2 that knows what she's doing now lol)... she keeps thinking... and I think hoping even... that I'll get upset. Little does she know I beam with pride every time I see her sink that last ball to put me in my place! (Shhhh... don't tell her that!)

Anyway, my rambling point is I know how I feel in those situations above. I can only imagine how multiplied that feeling will be one day when I'm fortunate enough to see that with my own children and grandchildren! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif Live it up Gayle and never be afraid to brag about those babies! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Sack </div></div>

Hey, that's great, Sack.

An old high school guy friend of mine, took me under his wing, when I was just starting to learn how to shoot. Like you, he was always happy, when I finally started to beat him.

Yep, I am still on a high from those soccer games. I was so proud of all of those girls. Particularly proud of their good sportsmanship. And they were all TEAM players, too. My Granddaughter, passed a lot of shots that she could have taken, herself, to the one girl who hadn't make a goal yet, and she did make her first point, that day. They were all absolutely thrilled for that girl. It was a critical point, too.

We were very proud, and happy, for all of them, for sure.

G.

eg8r
06-07-2011, 12:17 PM
Ha, that is awesome. I was my son's soccer coach and even though our games were at 9AM, I struggled with the heat. I would never have made it playing for 3 straight. My son wants me to coach again but I am not sure I am ready for that again. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Middle school concerts always bring a smile to my face. I am a musician myself and remember all those butterflies right before a performance. I still get them and it is second nature at this point in my life. The improvements in the beginning are always amazing as long as determined practice is a way of life. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Sounds like your granddaughter is well rounded and active in both the arts and sports. Hopefully she will keep it going.

As far as enjoying grandkids, I surely hope that is a long long long time away. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r

eg8r
06-07-2011, 12:22 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> And they were all TEAM players, too. My Granddaughter, passed a lot of shots that she could have taken, herself, to the one girl who hadn't make a goal yet, and she did make her first point, that day.</div></div>This reminds me of my son's first and only goal this past season. After he scored I turned and looked at my wife and asked if she saw it and she said, "Heck no, all we saw was you running down the sideline with him and jumping around like a crazy man". /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

It is safe to say at this point my son does not posses the soccer prowess of your graddaughter. When he scored that goal it was the third to last game of the season. All he could talk about was how he did not let his teammate steal it from him to score it. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I guess at this age seeing them score is lot better than what normally happens. They used to look like a pack of butterflies running around the field. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r

Gayle in MD
06-07-2011, 12:25 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ha, that is awesome. I was my son's soccer coach and even though our games were at 9AM, I struggled with the heat. I would never have made it playing for 3 straight. My son wants me to coach again but I am not sure I am ready for that again. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Middle school concerts always bring a smile to my face. I am a musician myself and remember all those butterflies right before a performance. I still get them and it is second nature at this point in my life. The improvements in the beginning are always amazing as long as determined practice is a way of life. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Sounds like your granddaughter is well rounded and active in both the arts and sports. Hopefully she will keep it going.

As far as enjoying grandkids, I surely hope that is a long long long time away. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r </div></div>

My son-in-law, coaches also, and there are three coaches for her team!

I didn't know you were into music, Ed. What instrument do you play?

My Granddaughter plays Piano, Violin and Guitar.

Both her Dad and my husband, play the guitar, and my daughter, plays the Piano, I play classical Piano.

My Granddaughter is very musical, but at twelve, she is now trying to go more for the guitar, and voice.

She is also very artistic in other art forms. She has won several County Art Awards, for her artwork, in oils and watercolors.

What do you play?

G.

eg8r
06-07-2011, 12:51 PM
I have been playing the trumpet since I was 7. I played all through high school and also in college. Up till a year or so ago I was also playing at church and contemplating taking up the offering to play in the local community band but life is just getting in the way of playing. While my training has always been in classical music and the stuff you learn for solo and ensemble or county/state try outs I really knew what I loved when I played in the jazz band. I love big band music with a passion. My parents used to beg me to stop practicing. They would hear stuff that was older than them and me blaring out over the top. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I am a huge Maynard Ferguson fan and while I don't have his stamina my chops still think I do. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r &lt;~~~might head to the woodshed for a session later this afternoon /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Gayle in MD
06-07-2011, 01:02 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I have been playing the trumpet since I was 7. I played all through high school and also in college. Up till a year or so ago I was also playing at church and contemplating taking up the offering to play in the local community band but life is just getting in the way of playing. While my training has always been in classical music and the stuff you learn for solo and ensemble or county/state try outs I really knew what I loved when I played in the jazz band. I love big band music with a passion. My parents used to beg me to stop practicing. They would hear stuff that was older than them and me blaring out over the top. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I am a huge Maynard Ferguson fan and while I don't have his stamina my chops still think I do. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r &lt;~~~might head to the woodshed for a session later this afternoon /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif </div></div>

Wow, that's geat, Ed. Music is such a great part of life.

I like the Big Band music, too. Used to sing a lot of it, growing up, tap dancing, and singing.

I guess I got hooked on Classical Piano, from my ballet classes, and from all of those old movies, made in the forties, during my mother's generation. I love those old movies.

My whole family were dancers, and musicians, on both sides.

In fact, my Great Grandfather, after he came here from Italy, Played the Oboe, with the Navy Band.

You should keep on playing. When your kids go to college, you'll have more time to yourself.

I know that sounds a long way off, but it will be here in a blink! Believe me, the older you grow, the faster the time flies by.

Good to know that you enjoy the pleasure of music.

One of my own true loves in life.

G.

llotter
06-07-2011, 02:58 PM
yes, i watched sports all day and then listened to music...what a life.

Gayle in MD
06-08-2011, 03:19 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> And they were all TEAM players, too. My Granddaughter, passed a lot of shots that she could have taken, herself, to the one girl who hadn't make a goal yet, and she did make her first point, that day.</div></div>This reminds me of my son's first and only goal this past season. After he scored I turned and looked at my wife and asked if she saw it and she said, "Heck no, all we saw was you running down the sideline with him and jumping around like a crazy man". /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

It is safe to say at this point my son does not posses the soccer prowess of your graddaughter. When he scored that goal it was the third to last game of the season. All he could talk about was how he did not let his teammate steal it from him to score it. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I guess at this age seeing them score is lot better than what normally happens. They used to look like a pack of butterflies running around the field. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r </div></div>

LOL, so true.

I can remember when My granddaughter was just seven, and we used to be sitting there screaming at all of them, "Go the OTHER WAY!"

It was hilarious, how they would forget that their goal changed, after the half, and start running the wrong way!

Now, they are twelve and thirteen. Big difference!

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G.

Gayle in MD
06-08-2011, 03:20 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">yes, i watched sports all day and then listened to music...what a life. </div></div>

Good to know you can relax and ennjoy yourself.

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llotter
06-09-2011, 09:26 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My granddaughter's Soccer Team had a hard fact handed to them.

In the playoffs, their team was the only team, which, because of thunder storms, these last few weeks, had to play three soccer teams in one (hot) day, and if they won all three, they had to play for the championship, the following day. AND, their last game of the first day, was against the undefeated team, in their league.

IOW, four soccer games, in under twenty-four hours, in the heat!

But, guess what! THEY WON ALL FOUR, including the undefeated team, in the last game of the first day!

I've never seen so many thrilled little girls, AND parents.

They were incredible! They totally controlled the ball, the whole last half of that last game on the first day, even though they were soaked through with sweat, by that time.

And, my granddaughter, scored the most points, of any girl on her team, throughout their league this year.

My weekend was full of anxiety, for sure, /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif and I am hoarse from screaming.

And then last night, we had the pleasure of going to the Middle School Strings concert, at her school, where she plays Violin. It was really beautiful. I can't get over how much they imiproved this year.

I was really impressed though, over the way those girls remained determined to win that Championship, in spite of their crappy circumstances. Not one of them ever considered for a moment, that they would not take the Championship. They fought like crazy, to do it, too, and did so, with great sportsmanship.

And hey, Ed, as much as you enjoy your kids, now, wait until you have Grandchildren!

/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif </div></div>

One of the favorite sayings of our local radio talk show host, Chris Plante, is, 'If liberals didn't have double standards, they would have no standards at all.' It took a while but now I see that while you are enjoying the great things that our county offers, you are also fighting to fundamentally change America with your socialist schemes and destroying the heritage you benefit from.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/obama_and_the_end_of_western_civilization.html

Gayle in MD
06-09-2011, 03:54 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My granddaughter's Soccer Team had a hard fact handed to them.

In the playoffs, their team was the only team, which, because of thunder storms, these last few weeks, had to play three soccer teams in one (hot) day, and if they won all three, they had to play for the championship, the following day. AND, their last game of the first day, was against the undefeated team, in their league.

IOW, four soccer games, in under twenty-four hours, in the heat!

But, guess what! THEY WON ALL FOUR, including the undefeated team, in the last game of the first day!

I've never seen so many thrilled little girls, AND parents.

They were incredible! They totally controlled the ball, the whole last half of that last game on the first day, even though they were soaked through with sweat, by that time.

And, my granddaughter, scored the most points, of any girl on her team, throughout their league this year.

My weekend was full of anxiety, for sure, /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif and I am hoarse from screaming.

And then last night, we had the pleasure of going to the Middle School Strings concert, at her school, where she plays Violin. It was really beautiful. I can't get over how much they imiproved this year.

I was really impressed though, over the way those girls remained determined to win that Championship, in spite of their crappy circumstances. Not one of them ever considered for a moment, that they would not take the Championship. They fought like crazy, to do it, too, and did so, with great sportsmanship.

And hey, Ed, as much as you enjoy your kids, now, wait until you have Grandchildren!

/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif </div></div>

One of the favorite sayings of our local radio talk show host, Chris Plante, is, 'If liberals didn't have double standards, they would have no standards at all.' It took a while but now I see that while you are enjoying the great things that our county offers, you are also fighting to fundamentally change America with your socialist schemes and destroying the heritage you benefit from.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/obama_and_the_end_of_western_civilization.html </div></div>


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Where did THAT come from?

Right when I thought you might actually have some humanity about you, too. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

llotter
06-09-2011, 04:05 PM
Hey, Gayle, did you check out that link I included?

Gayle in MD
06-09-2011, 04:41 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Hey, Gayle, did you check out that link I included? </div></div>

You're kidding, aren't you?

The American Thinker? LOL, now, there's a fine oxymoron for ya.

No, I didn't check it out, I saw the title, and knew it was just more RWBS.

Reagan's approval numbers were lower than Obama's are right now, at this same number of months in office, and President Obama, is in the midst of overcoming the worst legacy ever left to any President, since Roosevelt, thanks to the chimp.

So why should I read more RWBS, when I already know it's all BS.

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llotter
06-09-2011, 04:48 PM
The story you relate about the soccer game is quintessentially American so why are you looking for fundamentally change such a good thing?

If not the American Thinker site then you might want to check out David Mamet's new book: The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture.' Mamet is a leftie so you can probably recognize what he is talking about.

Gayle in MD
06-09-2011, 04:55 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The story you relate about the soccer game is quintessentially American so why are you looking for fundamentally change such a good thing?

If not the American Thinker site then you might want to check out David Mamet's new book: The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture.' Mamet is a leftie so you can probably recognize what he is talking about. </div></div>

Hey, you and I have different values and ideas about what partiotism, and Americanism, is all about.

There is nothing patriotic, nor American, about the RW.

Republicans are all about dictating, forcing their religious philosophies upon all others, invading their personal, private lives.

NOTHING could be more unAmerican, than that!~

G.

Qtec
06-10-2011, 02:36 AM
Kids are great aren't they! Congrats.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> And, my granddaughter, scored the most <u>points</u>,</div></div>

G, they are called goals, not points. You need to get up to date with the soccer lingo. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Q

Gayle in MD
06-10-2011, 07:20 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
Kids are great aren't they! Congrats.

<span style="color: #990000">Thanks Q. I don't think I've ever felt more anxiety while watching any sports event</span>.



<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> And, my granddaughter, scored the most <u>points</u>,</div></div>

G, they are called goals, not points. You need to get up to date with the soccer lingo. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Q </div></div>

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