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Monday, September 18, 2017

Georgia Tech Football

Marvin and I attended our first Tech Game of the Season at the Bobby Dodd stadium in downtown Atlanta. It brings back so many memories for me. Date Saturdays when we were students back in the 70s, taking our three Grimmlins to see the games as we could afford it when they were growing up and now it is back to the two of us.   You may know that the song, Ramblin Reck from GA Tech is one of the most recognizable fight songs in the country.  The words to the song are printed in all the programs for game day. When Charles was just learning to read, he was reading the words out loud to us while we waited for the game to start on Saturday afternoon long ago. He stopped reading and looked up at Marvin and said, "Dad what is this word? Helloova? He was referring to Ramblin, Gamblin, Helluva Engineer! We still talk about those Helloova Engineers. Of course we were just waiting for someone to ask Charles what kind of engineer his day was and to get this reply!  To be honest, Marvin is a physicist but he does a lot of engineer type work. Sheldon, a physicist on the Big Bang Theory, refers to engineers as the oompa loompas of Science.:) Don't tell a GA Tech engineer that!

It was Gold Out Day at the stadium. We got there a little early to enjoy the pregame show and all of Buzz's antics.

Here comes the team led by the Ramblin Reck.

This brings the Tech fans to their feet.

Another selfie of Nana and Grandpa.  We had a great time and we are looking forward to more fun times in Hotlanta.

8 comments:

Sandy said...

I can totally relate to the Hellova thing. There is a line in our fight song that says...give 'em hell, give 'em hell. I sang hit 'em high, hit 'em low in place of it for years. One season it finally got noticed by Lindsay. She was in shock.

Robin in Virginia said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time at the home opener. The weather looked gorgeous for football. Enjoy your day!

Terri D said...

What fun!! I love that you are still adding to the memories from those days when you were dating and then raising your family. Makes me smile!! Glad you had such a fun day!

Katie Clooney said...

Looks like a good time had by all! Love your selfie.

Mari said...

It looks like a fun time - and a beautiful day! I love the pic of you and Marvin.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It looks like a beautiful day to go to a game! I would love to see a Cowboy game in person...some day! I love football! Hugs, Diane

Anonymous said...

Your selfie is adorable! Hooray Georgia Tech! The band uniforms are such a bright white!!

RJ said...

What fun!!! Aren't college games the best? Our first home game was cancelled due to Irma and then the second we did not go to because of illness. Now this week it is an away game but soon we will get to our first home game of the season and I can't wait. RJ