A True Class Act!

I’d like to congratulate @Donald_Driver80!! He and his wife, Bettina, have given so much to Wisconsin. Thank you so much!!!

In case you do not have the luck to live in Wisconsin (or be from Wisconsin), something very special happened in football this week. I’m not talking about that crazy game that was played last Sunday. And I’m not talking about that crazy black-out that occurred at the “Big Game.”

I’m talking about the fact that Donald Driver retired as a Green Bay Packer! While this doesn’t sound like a huge deal on face value… it is. Especially when you consider that the Packers signed #80 on to the team 14 years ago. Basically, Donald Driver has never played for another pro NFL team and his retirement makes it official that he won’t. Now, that in itself shows almost unprecedented loyalty and class.

However, last Wednesday, Packernation waited outside in frigid (seriously) temperatures for tickets to Donald’s retirement announcement and party. Over 1500 attended this amazing event in Lambeau Field’s atrium. While I did not get to go (insert sad face here), I did get to watch a rerun of the speech tonight. Wow! Donald Driver’s speech was pitch perfect and shows what a Class Act he and Bettina are. Multiple times Donald thanked God, which is so wonderful.

Throughout the retirement announcement show, people got to see what a truly good guy he is, and how much Wisconsin loves their Packers.

I tried to find a broadcast of the show on you tube, but I couldn’t find one yet. However, I did find this fun tribute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7oOC2DcZN0

For anyone watching the video, who isn’t from Wisconsin, let me explanation a cool fact about the Packers before you watch it. On the video, you’ll see Donald Driver riding a little boy’s bike with the little boy running behind him. During Packers training camp, local children wait by the fence at Lambeau, with their bikes, and if they are lucky, one of the Packers will choose their bike to ride across the parking lot to the practice field. Cute, right? Every year in late summer, it is always fun to see news clips of big football guys on little kids’ bikes.

Thank you Donald and Bettina Driver and family.
Blessings to all!

With the crummy weather outside (and the question: why oh why isn’t my city plowing yet!???!!!), I think this poem will make everyone feel better. I believe this poem sums up winter beautifully!

Elizabeth Rose Mysteries of Life

I get this 
poem every winter & every winter I love re-reading it.
It’s a beautiful poem and very well 
written.

A poem by 
Abigail Elizabeth McIntyre
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SHIT
ITS COLD
The End.

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Happy Groundhog Day!

On this wonderful (and freezingly cold) Groundhog Day, I would like to wish everyone a Happy one! And, I would like to add that I hope the groundhog in your location does NOT see his shadow; thus allowing for an Early Spring (yes, Upper Midwesterners – now would be the appropriate time to snicker).

However, unlikely a groundhog’s prognostications might be… this holiday is a fun one with a surprisingly long and illustrious history. I have included the Wikipedia explanation of this holiday here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_day

Also, Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell starred in a rather famous movie that takes place on this special day. Check it out – it is a very unusual and funny movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/?ref_=sr_1

My respect and love for Groundhog Day grew when I had to write an article for Groundhog Day for my university newspaper, The Marquette Tribune. Back in 1990, I interviewed a really sweet man named Toy Sivola, and his enthusiasm over the day and the groundhog swept me up and I do enjoy this holiday.

So, I hope you have a blessed and wonderful Groundhog Day! Stay warm!