Blog Administrator’s Note: Karen Karley wrote the post below.
I’m going to start this piece with a disclaimer. I am not a journalist nor is she good at all the English rules but she has a story to tell so here goes:
My father passed away 04/27/2014 and this really got me thinking about so many things in life. The funny thing is I really don’t remember much about my childhood and what I do remember really isn’t great. This is why I wanted to write this piece.
When I think of my dad I could be angry about what he didn’t do right or how he was never really there but I choose to think about the positive thing he taught me, “Karen, you are a Georgia Bull Dog fan.” When I ask myself why that stuck with me or why I will fight you if you say something negative about my team I really guess that is my way of letting my dad know I loved him no matter what.
Truthfully, I don’t really remember much about him watching football just saying be a fan. I don’t watch football either but Georgia is still my tsaying that so well. Kind of funny in a strange way. I also went through a phase of being a Braves fan while trying to please my dad but quickly realized they can’t keep any good players. So I gave it up and has no need for loyalty to them.
This points out, that we have influences in our life by many things. For me, I will always remember my dad and football.