Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Question For You...

I love the Redskins. This seems like a silly statement, because not loving them does not compute for me. That would be like saying, "I don't like chocolate." See what I mean? If you don't like chocolate, GO SEE A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.

See me at age 6? I thought I knew EVERYTHING at age 6. When I grew up, I knew I wanted to play QB for the Redskins AND be President of the United States. I practiced football as often as I could (I wore out many a purple nerf football!) I was Billy Kilmer for Halloween that year, not Jason Campbell (LOL). Sadly for me, I did not own a Redskin helmet. I did own a Redskin ski hat, Redskin pajamas, and my Billy Kilmer jersey. I named my goldfish Charlie Taylor and Sonny Jurgensen. Later I came to love Joe Theismann (see signature below right side of the laces?) By the way: Billy, Sonny, and Charlie all signed the ball too. This is one of my most prized possessions. My uncle and grandfather have had season tickets as long as I can remember. I always wanted to attend a real game. I have been once. It was Redskins vs. Panthers on Christmas Eve. Yes, I was already an adult by then. Awesome game, because I saw every type of point(s) scored: touchdown, extra point, field goal, and a safety. Not to mention, the Redskins have the prettiest uniforms! Yes, even those yellow helmets they used to wear. (Do you remember when you could buy plastic helmets for a quarter out of the gumball machines? See my collection in the picture.) I feel sorry for other teams, especially the Browns and the Dolphins. Yucky colors. I guess I can't talk, because second to the 'skins, I root for the Baltimore Orioles. Not exactly pretty combo there either.

Why am I blogging about my beloved team? Well, when I went for my daily Greenberry's fix this morning, I noticed 7 cards had sold in the past 12 hours! The girls told me that Al Saunders purchased one of my cards this morning. He is a regular too, but he goes in to G'berry's when I am still hitting my snooze button on my alarm clock. So, no, I have not met him. Wahoo! Al Saunders bought a card I made!!! (Jean, I know you love wiki, so here is the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Saunders).

My question for you is this: Did Mr. Saunders, with the same enthusiasm, show my card to the Redskins and say, "Wahoo! I bought a card hand made by June Houck?"

p.s. If you leave a comment, I am sensitive about happenings on October 28, 2007. Mr. Joe Gibbs is way too decent a man to say this, but I will...the Pats are just plain RUDE running up the score like that.


Tracy said...

omigoodness june - OF COURSE he told them he bought a June card! He gave them to somebody now didnt he? that's so stinking cool!
and sorry missy - i'm a Giants fan through and through! LOL... however whenever a team runs up the scores i think its poor sportsmanship! that was a little ridiculous!

Tracy said...

omigosh and i forgot - how adorable were you!!!!!!!

Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

I do not believe this it is so great! I am bursting with pride (and bursting into tears of joy!) for you!

I AM SO HAPPY! and thank you too for the awesome link!


Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my, June, the things I am learning about you. A Redskins fan of all things! Yippee. The Al Saunders thing - how cool is that?! You've given me quite a chuckle, miss!
(and ps that autographed football is the BEST!)

lauren bergold said...

OMG i looooooooooooove that pic of you! my bro had some of those little helmets, as well! i was not/am not sporty at all, but growing up, in our house, it was all about joe paterno & penn state! (in my brother's house...it still is...)

btw about that presidential thing: we could REALLY use you next year...can you tell the redskins they'll have to wait until '12 for your services?!

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