Swim team in Greenville County is a big deal. SAIL, Swim Association Invitational League, began in 1964 and has grown from a meet between four teams to a league that today consists of roughly 3,400 swimmers from 37 different pools. You can visit the SAIL website to find all the information you could ever want including a Swimmers' Tale, a Swimmers' Prayer, and a Swim Meet primer. But let Not My Boys help navigate you through the SAIL season.
One year. One year has passed since I held my mother’s hand as she breathed her last. The pain of her sudden and unexpected passing has not lessened; it just is painful less often. On what would have been her 75th birthday last June I posted “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” I can assure you the grief has been overwhelming this week and on the one year anniversary I want to smile again. So I wrote this post about some of my favorite Honey memories and qualities. She is, after all, the originator of Not My Boys, at least the term of art and concept as described in our very first post. This post is not meant to be all-encompassing and it certainly won’t do her justice, but she would still appreciate the effort. Although, she loved the Lewis Grizzard line “damn brother, I don’t believe I woulda told that” so there are some stories that will die with those that currently know them.