The Bearcat's biggest fan stands just a well-coiffed hair shy of 5-foot-2 and has been a UC follower since 1959, when one of the football team's scholarship players offered to share his textbooks with her. "You take the notes," he slyly told her. "And we can share the book." The unlikely duo earned extra credit [...]
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Happy birthday Grandma P
Tomorrow my mother will celebrate her birthday alone for the first time in 82 years, which is a disappointing but sadly universal challenge during this historic global pandemic. In honor of her, though, we'll focus on the fifth word in that otherwise depressing sentence. Let's celebrate Grandma P! P is for Peggy Jo, the oldest [...]
Celebrate good times, come on!
My mother jitterbugged into her ninth decade on a dance floor full of friends and family. She wore a fresh corsage pinned onto her shoulder by her lifelong friend and high school prom date, Larry, and brought a spare pair of dancing shoes to a venue full of both memories and plans. My mom likes [...]
Like riding a bike
Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me?
We train all year for this event, alternating cardio, weight and cartography workouts. We pack with precision. Wicking clothes. Check! Running shoes. Check! Sunblock. Check! On the big day, we hit the road early, well before sunrise, fielding phone calls from various family members, concerned about our progress. My mother's birthday has become an endurance [...]