Story #34: Mother And Daughter Football Weekend
I actually have two stories.
I was born and raised in Omaha and have been a Husker fan since I was 10 years old. There was nothing like listening to Lyle Bremser on Saturday afternoons! I was lucky enough to be able to go to a couple of Husker games while I was in high school. I got married and moved to Ohio in 1976….but I have stayed a Husker fan all these years!
About ten years ago my Mom and I decided to try to get tickets to a game. We got tickets and have had a “Mother-Daughter Football Weekend” almost every year since then! Mom was here visiting me in Ohio about four years ago and fell and broke her hip, so we didn’t get to go that year. She had her other hip replaced last year in May, but was ready and able to attend the game last year! She turned 83 this February, and although a little slower, we have plans to go to another game this fall. Our football Saturday starts out with the drive to Lincoln from Omaha. We park and walk to the Husker Nation, then to the Tunnel Walk area. My cousin sells pop from a location there, so we stop to visit. Then on to our seats!
The north stadium is best because it has a railing to help us up! We are usually hoarse by the time the game is over and we’ve had great weather every year! There’s no leaving early….we wait until the end! The first year as the Tunnel Walk started we both had tears in our eyes. We said it was the sunshine, but I know it was from the excitement and pride of watching our team run onto the field! Go Big Red! My other story is this: I have two sons. One I call my “good son” and the other is a Buckeye! My good son Dan has been a Husker most of his life. He’s 31 and will defend our team no matter what! He loves to wear his Big Red shirts and tells everybody that his love of Husker football came from his Mom and Grandma! Dan went along one year to a “Mother-Daughter Football Weekend” and I made shirts for us to wear. Mom’s shirt said, “1st Generation” on the back; mine was “2nd Generation”; and Dan’s was “3rd Generation”. We got lots of comments from those! (Living in Ohio now since Nebraska is in the Big Ten has given me some opportunities to visit away games too. We’ve been to Michigan and last year to Purdue.