So, I’m delayed in writing my little post about the Carolina Tar Heels WINNING the game against the Dook boys but I couldn’t be more ecstatic!
You see, when my dear daddy was alive, I pulled for the opposing team, Duke, just to get him riled up, only it didn’t get him riled up, he laughed it off! Made me so mad! My father got his master’s degree in divinity from Duke University due to the fact that it is a Methodist school (beautiful chapel!) however wore his Carolina gear on the Duke campus.
However, It was not until after my father’s passing and I had moved back home with Momma during the ugly divorce with K’s dad, that I truly embraced the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You see it was the night of 2005 that they were playing for the NCAA National Championship, my dear brother, Brock, (aka Bubby as I call him) was on pins and needles watching every second of this game, the last buzzer sounded and the Tar Heels had just claimed another National Championship.
Cold chills shot down my body!
Bubby began jumping for joy and hollaring, ran out in the front yard, screaming “We just won, this one is for you, Dad! Go Tar Heels!” (Scared & probably woke up all the neighbors but we didn’t care!)
Kensie woke up & said “Uncle Brockie (she was 2 so back then she was allowed to call him that, now, he would decapitate us all…lol) , did we win?” He picked her up & responded with a big hug “we sure did, Kensie!”
Momma & I were standing there in tears because my baby brother was SO ecstatic for that championship! Thinking about it today still gives me chills!
My baby brother, my Bubby, was so raw with emotions about being a Tar Heel fan, I wanted to know what that felt like.
Win or lose, I am a Tar Heel fan! We have a saying down here and it goes like this:
“I was Tar Heel born, Tar Heel bred, and when I die, I will be Tar Heel dead.”
I know it sounds kinda weird but we’re in the South, y’all!
I’m trying to convert an old blackberry video of Kens singing “Hark the Sound” (which is a UNC Tar Heel song for those who aren’t aware) from when she was about 3, technology has changed SO much on 7 years but as soon as I get it converted to YouTube video I will post a link here!
As promised: here’s the youtube video of cute Kens, age 3ish, singing “Hark the Sound” with some prompts from Momma of course…
Happy Saturday/updated Sunday, y’all!