Saturday, September 08, 2007


Dick fixed a great breakfast for all of us - it was so great that it set off the smoke alarm! It was very piercing, and we didn't know how to de-activate it. Opening the doors and getting cross-ventilation seemed to be the best remedy! What a relief when that was over.

We enjoyed talking to Tom and Peter - it was so much fun. Tom called Dylan and it was interesting to listen to one side of the conversation :)

We left for the game around 2 p.m. Tom and Peter went over to Steve's tailgate. Dick and I went to the stadium early to watch the Oregon Ducks and our Wolverines warm up. Tony and Sharon, Kim and Noah, and "Little" George were all there, but George and Alice didn't come this week.

The game was tragic again - very hard to watch. I think the last time I saw swarms of people leaving the stadium before the 4th quarter began was sometime in the 60s. One good thing about having the team play horribly for the entire game is that when it's over, you're not shocked at the loss.


Michigan Cannot Slow Oregon in Second Straight Loss
The Michigan football team suffered its second consecutive loss to start the season, dropping a 39-7 decision to Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 8, in Michigan Stadium. After an early field goal gave the Ducks a 3-0 edge, Adrian Arrington made an acrobatic grab of a Chad Henne pass for a seven-yard touchdown play, putting the Wolverines ahead 7-3 with 5:29 left in the first quarter. However, Oregon answered quickly on an 85-yard TD pass by Dennis Dixon, who threw for three scores and ran for another in the contest.

We went home and watched Penn State embarrass Notre Dame. We play ND next weekend - we're calling it the Battle of the Midgets!

Today would have been Mom's 99th birthday. We all know for sure that she's glad to have missed her birthday. We were thinking of her today.