The coveted Orange and White Rotary Telephone Trophy is receiving last minute preparations before it finds its home for the next year. Found in the Great Rockingham Garage Clean Out, this Trophy will be presented once annually to Reid or Brandt, depending on whose team wins the Carolina/Clemson game. The pressure to retain the Trophy is expected to take the rivalry to unprecedented heights.
It is Rivalry Week. The Carolina-Clemson football game will be played for the 114th time in Memorial Stadium a/k/a Death Valley a/k/a the Valley* in Clemson, South Carolina. Directions: drive to Greenville and turn left.
Garth Brooks is coming to Greenville.
I first heard the news about the country superstar's return from my wife. She told me he would be performing on November 19th, but we could not go because we had a family wedding to attend. I pretended to act like I cared about us having to miss the show because Clay wanted to go, but this suited me just fine for several reasons.
Y'all know about Bee Bee's right? I mean, how could you not. But still. My recollection is that the first time I went to Bee Bee's was with Big A Goldsmith (which is consistent with quite a few of other "firsts" in my life which will no doubt be woven into future posts) in the late 1980's or perhaps the early 1990's back when it only had 3 or 4 tables. But Bee Bee's really took hold for me during high school. Several of us Not My Boys frequented it all the time. The Mike Gallagher combo - cheeseburger, half onion rings/half fries, sweet tea - was $3.05 (tax inclusive). It may seem odd that I can remember the price of a fast food combo from 20 years ago, but we had this one Not My Boy by the name of Killa Cannon (much love!) that used to only bring 3 singles and ask to borrow a nickel from whomever else was in our group. This happened about every time we went over about a three year period, and we easily ate there twice a month on Saturdays for lunch, if not more. Each trip became funnier as more and more Not My Boys refused to give him the nickel and make him break a bigger bill (you know, like a $5).