This is a discussion on Tech Treasure within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; My mom is in an assisted living facility. She will be 89 next month. Bodes well for Yukonwreck's DNA, but ...
My mom is in an assisted living facility. She will be 89 next month. Bodes well for Yukonwreck's DNA, but at the same time, medical science has perhaps outsmarted us. We're going to sell her house, but first clean out everything and take or sell the spoils. Unbelievable the stuff she has kept. Ironic, all the little league uni's, dance recital costumes (my sisters', jackass) a Tech football uniform I got for Christmas 1956--the right gold pants with about a dozen denim patches on patches on patches---all the memories she squirreled away, and now due to Alzheimer's, doesn't know any of her 3 children. My sisters culled some stuff out for me--a box with Georgia Tech yearbooks of my father's: 1948, 1949, 1950. We wore nifty uniforms and won lots of games. A game program November 14, 1964. Tech vs Alabama at Grant Field. We lost 24-7. What a staff, Lew Woodruff, John Robert Bell, Richard Bell, of course Jack Griffin, Dynamite Goodloe, Specs Landrum, Jim Carlen, Dick Inman, Tonto, Jesse Berry. Bama had Namath, Perkins, Mickey Andrews, Tommy Tolleson, Cecil Dowdy, Paul Crane, Steve Bowman, David Ray. We had Tommy Bleick, Bunky Henry, Bill Eastman, Priestly and King, Terry Haddock, Gerry Bussell, Craig Baynham, Johnny Gresham, Haven Kicklighter, Jeff Davis, Giles Smith, W.J. Blane, Bill Curry, Mike Fortier, Billy Schroer, John Battle, Bill Myddleton. Something of note--only 19 players on the entire roster from Georgia. Barbara Eden, I Dream of Jeannie, in a Tiparillo's ad, and the Varisity menu as follows: two hotdogs $0.35; Glorified steak $0.25; French fries $0.15, Rings $0.15; Frosted Orange $0.20; PC with ice cream $0.15; Fried pies, $0.10.
Georgia's coach Johnny Griffith was on Dodd's staff.
That's quite a collection of memories you have there. I hope you hold on to them and pass them along at the proper time.
Sounds like you have a lot of neat stuff and great memories. But the most priceless treasure you have, is your mom. I'm truly sorry that Alzheimer's has taken over and I will pray for you and your family.
Spend as much time as you can with her, you only have one mother. Even though I took care of my mom for many years and was with her to the end, I wish, I could have her back for just a little while longer.