Sunday, October 29, 2006

Hall of Fame

This was a fun weekend! Gabe came up Thursday for a weekend of festivities centered around his 1995 Baseball team being inducted into the high school's Hall of Fame.

Thursday night was the main ceremony. Seven of the players were able to make the trip. Besides Gabe, there was Mike, John, Eric, Alan, Troy, and Neal. Coach Clarke, who led the team that year, came up from up southern California with his wife and their 6 year old daughter, Hannah. Two of the assistant coaches were also there.

Friday, was the Homecoming pep rally...(juniors won the gym decorations), and THE parade down Central Avenue. The baseball team and two other inductees were the Grand Marshalls of the parade. They rode on a float and just talked for an hour and a half as the parade sauntered around town. Friday night was the homecoming game. The players were announced and presented with a jersey before the game. Phil's little sister, Angie, accepted his jersey for him since he couldn't be here. We lost the game, of course...we're definitely in a losing streak...well, I think we've been in a losing streak for quite a number of years!

This is looking at the field after the fireworks show.

Gabe and the rest of the players and coaches had a great time hanging out together. It would have only been better if the rest of the guys had been here: Samone, Matt, John P., Michael B., Chris, Tom, Marshall, Phil .... geez, I can't even remember them all.

Congratulations, Gabe! Lots of memories were stirred up!


Anonymous said...

Gabe, I'm sooo proud of you. I know you had a great time with your buddies. You're still the prettiest. Love, Saddie

Gabe said...

Thanks both of you Mom and Saddie. Prettiest, ha! Yeah it was definately a fun weekend and was fun to see so many old friends. I can't believe it has been 11 years ago... time flies!

Judy said...

Prettiest? Is that an adjective you're use to hearing about yourself, Gabe? Just so you know, that's the word Saddie uses to describe good bacon! Um? Wonder what that means?

Anonymous said...

Gabe, you are the most handsome. I heard someone say you favor your Uncle John in Texas.