Monday, November 07, 2011

Back to Kansas

By Warren Sparrow
 Becky and I flew to Kansas City from Raleigh on Friday, 28 October 2011.  On Saturday morning we set out from Olathe, KS, the home of our daughter Cathy, for Manhattan, KS, the Little Apple.  Manhattan is the home of Kansas State University.  Two of our grandchildren graduated from Kansas State.  The third one is a freshman there, a member of the KSU Classy Cats  who lead the band onto the field.

Charlotte Peele
Believe it or not, her name is Charlotte. And KSU is the Wildcats!  What a hoot, Central fans.  We got to the game two hours before kickoff.  The lots adjacent to the stadium were full.  So we parked in a nearby neighbor's yard for fifteen dollars and walked a few blocks to the stadium parking lot.

 Once there we rendezvoused with K-State fans who were friends of our granddaughter.  A good time was had by all until the game was half over.  Oklahoma blitzed KSU in the second half, winning 58-17 and spoiling KSU's undefeated season.

But, we had a wonderful time.  Attached are some photos from our trip.

This is one of the KSU band coming onto the field before the Oklahoma game.  Charlotte and her 23 pals are in front.

This one (from left to right) shows Melaine Peele, Charlottes' older sister who is a KSU grad, then Charlotte, then me, then Charlotte's mom, Cathy, and then grandmother Becky in the stadium parking lot after the game.

This  is a Decemebr 2009 picture made when Granddaughter Lydia Peele graduated from Kansas State. She lives in Arlington, VA, and teaches in DC as part of the Teach for America program.

And this is the K-State football stadium on Graduation Day.          Global warming, anyone?

                    And this one... well, I am not sure what to make of it.  Decide for yourself.  -WS

 (Warren, I recognized it immediately.  It's the plane you flew out of Raliegh on.  I once flew on it myself.  The stewardesses got prettier and prettier....the higher.....uh..... it went.  -Ed)