Friday, April 15, 2011

Bow Down To Washington - 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

My parents were big fans of college sports, particularly the University of Washington Huskies. I don’t ever remember them not having Husky Basketball tickets. They had Husky Football season tickets all through the Don James years and beyond. When the Huskies earned their berth in the 1978 Rose Bowl, their first Rose Bowl trip in many years, Mom and Dad were all about getting tickets to the Rose Bowl. For me, a high school senior, that meant my first trip to Disney Land ever!

So for our whirlwind trip to So Cal, we took in Disney, Universal Studios, New Years Eve at the Bonaventure Hotel and on New Year’s morning, the Rose Parade, and then the Rose Bowl later that day. To tell you the truth, I don’t remember too much about the game except the cheerleaders getting the Husky fans to do an early version of “the wave” starting at the bottom of the stands and going to the top.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts to encourage people to record memories and insights about their lives for future descendants. It's not necessary to be a blogger to join in. Just record your memories on your own if you wish.

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1 comment:

  1. We have season tickets to the Huskies and were with them at the Rose Bowl in 1991. Both of our daughters graduated from the UW and we've lived through some really dismal football seasons. But we have hope now - go Dawgs!