Thursday, August 16, 2007
In The News!
I realized last night that I had totally forgotten to tell you all about Delaney getting in the local newspaper while we were at the ASA Nationals softball tournament a few weeks ago. And, since I didn't have anything planned for today's post, it worked out perfectly that I had been so lapse before. Because now I have something to share!
During one of the nights of play, a photographer from the Gadsden Times popped by our dugout and caught Delaney in the act of what she does best--talking to her teammates, pumping them up, and basically keeping the dugout lively. In fact, the headline they put over the picture is one of the most PERFECT descriptions I've ever seen of her. But I'll get to that in a minute.
First, off, though,there at the top of the post is the teaser banner that was on the front page of the paper that day. That's Delaney at the end.
And then this was the picture in the Sports section...
You can see that that the title over the pictures says, "Delaney Explains it All." The writer had no clue how perfectly he described our Delaney's personality!! The coach, in fact, laughed about it because he know how perfect it was too. She is always explaining to him when she did something wrong; she's a little coach, it seems like a lot of the time. We asked Samantha, who is the back of the head in this picture that she is talking to, what she was telling her. "I don't know," she said, "you know Delaney!" Ha!
And here at home, she always has to explain it all. She is such a perfectionist that she always wants to get everything done "just right." And if she thinks she knows a better way to do it, she's gonna tell you about it. Delaney can be challenging, but she is also such a smart, strong child. I love her personality! (I just feel sorry for her future husband! lol)
Anyway...even though this is a very belated post...I just had to share!
(And, you know, seeing this picture in the paper made me realize what a news-hungry family we are! I guess this could be another Random Fact about me but I have been in the newspaper more times than I can count! When I was growing up, my Dad started a weekly newspaper to help his college journalism students learn "hands on" how to run a paper and my brother and I made it in print a bunch of times. My Dad was an amazing photographer and he took some great pics of us for the paper. I remember one time when he received a Letter to the Editor asking him to put some other kids' pictures in the paper! I guess our appearance in the paper offended someone! lol
And then the girls' photos have been published alongside articles that I have written over the years. And then they seem to just wiggle their way into other newspapers as well--like Delaney did there! Too funny!)
I should also tell you someday about how I was once on the "CBS Evening News" when I was little! Another good teaser for you all...lol
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday (gosh, is it really Thursday already?) I'm off to work on a HUGE to-do list!!