Trek Women
November 30, 2007

Cross Town Rivalry and A Family Secret

Usc_vs_ucla This weekend is big for college football and California is no exception.  Our flavor of the day is UCLA vs. USC.  For 15 years I was a season ticket holder and part of a "Band of Buddies" that could be classified as pofessional tailgaters.  The weekend we played our cross-town rivals took on even more meaning and we pulled out all the stops.  Our faire included linen tablecloths, fresh flower arrangements, Eggs Benedict, champagne and candelabras on the tables. It was not unusual for us to be on the evening news.

One of those years we were unable to attend the game because my daughter Gina picked that weekend to get married.  I couldn't believe it, and she couldn't believe that I couldn't believe it.  No worries, the whole family was sitting in the front pew of the church during mass where we had worked out an elaborate code with hand signals.  Her little bother was monitoring the game with earphones and he was in charge of scoring updates.  This is spilling the beans to Gina and Ed who have now been married eight years.  They are very happy and have two wonderful little boys to complete their family so I am hoping they won't be angry as they read this deep dark secret.

I have mentioned before, nothing stays the same and that is OK with me.  I have all these great fun times to look back on.  This year I will be riding my bike on game day, but for sure I will be rooting for my team; can you tell which team is my favorite?

Come Ride With Me   


Marie, I love catching up on your bike trips, and all that you do. I am so proud of you! You go girl!!
I do remember this picture of the boys at the Rose Bowl. What great memories. Go Bruins!!
love, Joann

Posted by: Joann Woodward | Nov 30, 2007 6:44:39 PM


Posted by: Gina Bove "rudegirl67" | Nov 30, 2007 8:11:59 PM

Marie, what a great story, I hope Gina is not upset! Enjoy the ride! Love Christy

Posted by: Christy | Dec 2, 2007 11:33:47 PM

Great story Marie, and what a secret! I hope Gina's not to upset, have a great ride!

Posted by: christy | Dec 2, 2007 11:36:08 PM

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