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June 20, 2007

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Rather than be a stick in the mud, I decided to join in the cliché game. And talking about one game makes me think of another. . .

It's not that I want to toot my own horn, but I thought I'd let the cat out of the bag and tell you that back in the glory days of high school, I was a member of a state championship volleyball team. In elementary school I had been as slow as molasses in January, but through some rigorous training, I was fast as lightning by the time I got to the high school level. Still, Rome wasn't built in a day, and my team and I put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into our practices. But our hard work paid off, and by the end of our season we were the top dog as far as Illinois high school volleyball was concerned. Our spikes packed some punch and our defense was out of this world. In fact, we made hay and won the state championship two years in a row. I mean, with most teams victory is here today and gone tomorrow, but we really cleaned up and--honest as the day is long--enjoyed a double-dose of victory. We were even ranked eleventh in the nation, which was just too good to be true!

But don't worry, friends. I haven't let this go to my head. It was just nice to take a walk down memory lane and remember that I had the time of my life on that team. As you can imagine, it's fun to be the cream of the crop every once in a blue moon.

Posted by Ann Swindell at June 20, 2007 8:30 AM Bookmark and Share


Personally, I think it's time to take the bull by the horns and run with it.

Comment by: Rich at June 22, 2007 9:52 PM

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