Where to start. I’ll begin with the photo of Steve, Pookie and I from the Pajama Jam drinking fruity drinks! The party was great but the shopping trip is what I remember the most. Steve trying to keep us appropriately covered and Pookie not. After picking our Kmart night gowns, Pookie decides to ask an employee which type of panties he should buy and who without missing a beat recommends the cotton panties while Steve and I were mortified.
There was wandering around New Orleans as the sun is rising because our cabbie couldn’t find Monahan’s house. Steve forgetting I was in the bathroom of a pancake house outside of New Orleans. Worked out, had another great night at Mardi Gras.
There is growing the “family”, naked tries, hundreds of Father Abrahams, Beer is Best and Jesus Saves and probably more times than we should have been being in the “Final Four”.
Meeting Becky for the first time when they were in out west. We walked into the bar where all of us agreed the music stopped. We find two stools for the ladies and a rough looking old timer walks up and says we took his seat. Steve asks him if his name is on it. He politely asks Becky to stand, lifts the seat and it had his name on it “Oogie” I believe. This leads to Becky and I trying to get pizza delivered at 3am which had Lindsey and Steve laughing at us fools trying to bribe the poor kid at Dominoes to fire the ovens back up for one more pizza!
To coaching against him and creating clean shenanigans for our high school teams with a giant Easter egg hunt with the kids legs tied together. The fun of tailgating at Sox Games, Old Boys Game,the deployment party, worrying about him while he was gone, and meeting the twins. These and more are memories that always bring a smile or make a rainy day better. So raise a Captain and Coke, pint glasses only and recall Walt Witman. (Steve always can I just mumbled along after the first line)
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;