bo knows good company.

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1970s vintage plaid with a few of my favorites:

 Glen Campbell, Johnny Orr, Gerald Ford, Bo Schembechler, Cy Laughter

in honor of the big game tomorrow

this one’s for you, coach bo

go blue.

‘the key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,

whose presence calls forth your best.”

-epictetus

image credit: ann arbor townies, leslie orr

 

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  1. Beth strikes again! Incredible picture, Beth. My dad, who is playing golf in heaven, had several pair of golf plaid pants.I know I’ve seen this picture before … but what a group. One more thing. Epicticus … I know very little about him. But I have collected writer’s quotes over the years, and Epicticus said “If you wish to write, then write.” Such a simple quote, but it reminds me to just “do it”.

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  2. This is what men looked like when I was a child. I’ll take a plaid pant over the leisure suite any day.
    I like the quote very much. It made me think, though, that it is sometimes the cranky, pessimist in the group whose presence calls forth my best tolerance, or compassion, or silence. It takes all kinds, doesn’t it?

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  3. I am an unabashed Buckeye, but Bo was one of my favorite people. I was working in Ann Arbor one summer, going door to door for an environmental group. I rang a doorbell on an unassuming street which was answered by Bo Schembechler. I stood there stunned for what seemed like several minutes, but I am sure was just a few seconds. Finally he said: “Can I help you son?” To which I responded: “I’m sorry, it’s just that I have hated you all of my life.” Without missing a beat, Bo responded: “Well, I’ve just met you. Give me some time, I am sure I will end up hating you too.” With that, he welcomed me in, and we sat at his kitchen table drinking lemonade for the better part of an hour. We talked about Woody Hayes, football, the rivalry, but mostly life. I will never forget it. I really do not like that team up North, but I will forever be a huge fan of Bo: I wept the day he died. Truly one of the greats.

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