Saturday, August 28, 2010

Go Boomers!

Randy's high school reunion in Toledo, Oregon was a fun weekend.  The best part was the alumni football game!  Go Boomers!

The old guys (at least 10 years since graduation) versus the young guys (graduated in the last 10 years).

Randy was ready.  Ankles taped?  Check.  Shoestring found to lace up the football pants?  Check.  Helmet big enough to protect the perfect bald head?  Check. 

Randy's mom was brilliant because she thought to bring blankets.  When I left Oklahoma City two days before it was 103 degrees so suffice it to say I wouldn't have thought to bring blankets to the game.  But let me just say that I was fully covered by said blankets by the end!

Friends arrived.  Beautiful Pamela and Barb and awesome (and beautiful!) Mike.  These guys all go way back.

Warm ups and general bantering (smack talking?) got underway.

And then we were ready for some football! 

But DANG I didn't get one single picture of the game! 

That's because with the introductions I became the videographer and I got everything captured on video.  Because I didn't want to miss a single play, run, pass, tackle, trick, or touchdown I kept the video camera going the whole time and didn't get any still pics to post.  Randy has possession of the tape so I can't even offer up a clip.  So just imagine a lot of action...there were good plays and bad plays and passes and receptions and interceptions and touchdowns. 

And in the end?  The Golden Oldie Boomers won!  18-8!  Go old guys!  That is pretty awesome.  And Randy did a great job.

After the game the celebration began and the three bars in Toledo were packed with alumni having fun tripping down memory lane. 

Here's a little Toledo school days memory for you. 

I learned that the middle school that these guys attended burned down.  Like to the ground!  During a school day!  Randy was in music class when it happened.  The fire started in the boiler room and actually burned through the ceiling of that room and burst through the stage that was in the gym (?)/cafeteria (?).   And there were classes in there eating lunch.   Can you imagine?  You're sitting there eating you pb&j and all of the sudden flames burst out and right in front of you!  Apparently the old school was a tinder box and it started burning like crazy really quickly, but luckily everyone got out, however there were some burns and injuries on some adults who stayed behind making sure all the kids were out.  That is wild.  I remember having so many fire drills during school but never did I ever think I would actually experience a real fire.  Well these guys did! 

So it was good to learn a little bit more about Randy and his life growing up.  And it was fun getting to watch him play football.  He's come a long way since his number 35 (basketball!) days here...

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