Aug. 31, 2011 10:12 pm
Updated: Sep. 2, 2011 1:37 am
Jim and I love sports movies as much as we love food. Just recently we have added net flix to our genre of entertainment availability. Tonights movie of choice...
" They Call Me Sirr".
Gotta tell ya... great movie... and even a greater trip down our "Tripp" Memory lane!
I was quite the tomboy while growing up and played... or at least tried to play... as many sports as
I was allowed to be priveleged to be a part of. Needless to say "those who cannot play.... cheer! " Just call me a great Cheerleader!
However my Hubby was an accomplished athelete. A three sport letterman in highschool, not to mention his academic accolades... just call my hubby a Jeek ( combo jock / geek )! Jim is a humble man... that gives all of his credit to the" PATRIARC OF OUR FAMILY"
we call " POP" !
You have to be aware of the "Pop" story to appreciate my inspiration for this blog. Pop loved sports and his son's with a passion! So much so that in 1967, James Edward Tripp started the first organized baseball league in this part of SC!... Which (by the
way) was non existant in this part of heaven, we call the midlands.
Pop was a true coach, in every aspect of the term, he loved the game, respected the tradition and continued the teachings of young men in the ways of playing fair... following the rules... respect of your opponents... and appreciating the result of a worthy
This blog has just turned into a saga worth the venue of an autobiography or a grand sports documentary... neither of which my literary skills are adaquate to accomodate...!
All that I can say is this..." my life, my love ,and my passion for all of the above , overwhelms me and makes me want more for society! Can I say it any louder...FAMILY... FOOD... INTEGRITY... SPORTSMANSHIP, and PASSION!"
It only means something to others... if you share it with them through your passion!
Miss you Pop and Mike! Pop lived and loved 56 years... Mike kept his legacy intact through his se