Across the River
A proud grandma at a U of R game
I attended the football game at the University of Rochester, to watch the Yellow Jackets play. It was also Homecoming Week, so there was traffic to contend with and there was a great crowd of people, also. I was there, of course, to watch my grandson, Zack Cicero play.
My friend, Joanne Belden was kind enough to bring me with her. She cautioned me to dress warmly, for we would be outside for several hours.
My daughter, Janice, at Joanne’s admonishing, bought me a pair of nylon pants (which were supposed to keep me very warm). When I saw them, I said to my daughter, “Why, I will never wear these pants, they are ugly (black with a white stripe down the side)- these are the kind of pants that men wear!!”
But to satisfy both of them, I did put them on (they were six inches too long- so I had to pin them up). Then I put my own pants on over them so one couldn’t tell that I had on a pair of “men’s” pants. Everyone thought it very comical about the pants.
We met my son, Bo, and my daughter-in-law, Lynda and also Denny Moore, Richard Ellis and Bob Christiano were also there. Later, my grandson, Joe, who was home for the weekend (he lives in Boston), came by and since I hadn’t seen him since graduation, I was glad to see him. My son, Steve also came by but due to the large crowd he could not find us until the game was over.
It was an exciting game- my grandson, Zack played the entire game. In fact, he made 11 or 12 tackles- U of R was ahead but the other team (some of whom were very tall, some over six feet tall) surged ahead and U of R lost.
The team they played against was Rensselaer Polytech Institute of Troy. I am not sure, but I may go to another game, which I believe will be in November. If I go, I suppose I must wear those pants again! I am hoping it will be very summery!
Eleven Alumni were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame- this took place on the football field. There were nine men and two women- all of whom were outstanding athletes.
The weather has been so nice that I have been outside, doing a lot of work on my flower gardens. As a consequence, my legs and arms have been very sore.
My eldest daughter scolded me for spending so much time gardening. “You must do things in moderation,” she advised. I know she is right- I will never learn and I guess I will never change.
On Wednesday morning, after I came home from mass I was having my coffee and noticed a large herd of deer in my back yard. I think there were around eight of them. I tapped on the window but they never noticed me.
My condolences to the family of John Sinclair. John passed away this past week and I attended his calling hours on Wednesday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo. John was a long-time friend and he was very well known in York, where he lived. I arrived a little early at the funeral home- the hours were 4–7 p.m. but I arrived shortly after 3 but I was able to see his widow and his daughter.
As Gary Moore has now left his office as Supervisor of Leicester, there are two who will be running for his office. They are Lisa Semmel and Mark Valentino. Both of these folks are qualified for the position of Supervisor.
Mark, of course, was the Principal of Mount Morris High School for many years, and that gives him a lot of experience with fiscal matters.
And Linda has been very active in the participation of Leicester activities, such as the Halloween Party for children and all of the Christmas celebrations for which she has been responsible for many years along with all of the many things for which she is involved.
I am sure that either of these individuals will continue to run the Town of Leicester and keep it fiscally sound as did their predecessor, Gary Moore. The Leicester residents will support whomever receives the position of Supervisor.
Kiwanis Club of York-Leicester will hold its 30th Annual Election Night Ham Dinner on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. It will be held at the Cuylerville Fire Hall Cuylerville.
Serving will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The cost is for adults- $7 and take-outs are available or eat in at the Fire Hall.
Tickets are available from any Kiwanian or at the door. I will probably publish this same information again.