quakers

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jack's Pop (my dad) went to Penn.

To be clear, he went to the University of Pennsylvania, which is an Ivy League university located in Philadelphia.  Without any judgment whatsoever, it is not Penn State.  (How's that, Brynn?)

My dad is also a die-hard college basketball fan.  To Penn's credit, they have the coolest basketball arena in the country.  It's The Palestra, and is the oldest basketball stadium in continuous use in the United States.  It opened in 1927, and is still used by Penn and the rest of the Big Five today.

Image credit.  
I didn't realize it is also referred to as the Cathedral of College Basketball.  Nice.

My dad and I used to go to Philly to see Penn games together.  Afterward, we would go out to dinner, usually somewhere on South Street.  Those evenings are some of my fondest memories.  Quality time spent hanging out with my dad, seeing his pride for his alma mater, and learning about basketball from him.  Good stuff, indeed.

Penn's basketball program is, well, filled with spirit if not with success.  Penn's last trip to the Final Four was in 1979.  

But, as we know, true fans never give up.  And Pop knows that.  And so does the next generation.


Hope you don't give up on anything today.

Talk soon,
Heather

6 comments:

  1. Such a sweet post! Your parents sound like amazing people.

    I know it is totally unrelated, but your last line about not giving up on anything today came at the perfect time, as I am having a super hard time with sleep training. The magic book isn't working like a charm this time and I am questioning every decision I'm making! I can't give up, though, because I'm back to work in two weeks...ahhh!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are amazing people.

      And so are you! Hang in there. Sleep is the big tough issue, supermom!

      Delete
  2. I liked the little history lesson with today's blog post... I just Wikipedia'd The Palestra and the Big Five to learn more!

    Also, I think Jack looks a lot like your mom in this photo!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay for Philadelphia history! And for boys who look like their Grammys!

      Delete
  3. He's making the rounds... can't wait to see what shirt (with only appropriate cartoons - not characters) he wears next!

    ReplyDelete

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

quakers

Jack's Pop (my dad) went to Penn.

To be clear, he went to the University of Pennsylvania, which is an Ivy League university located in Philadelphia.  Without any judgment whatsoever, it is not Penn State.  (How's that, Brynn?)

My dad is also a die-hard college basketball fan.  To Penn's credit, they have the coolest basketball arena in the country.  It's The Palestra, and is the oldest basketball stadium in continuous use in the United States.  It opened in 1927, and is still used by Penn and the rest of the Big Five today.

Image credit.  
I didn't realize it is also referred to as the Cathedral of College Basketball.  Nice.

My dad and I used to go to Philly to see Penn games together.  Afterward, we would go out to dinner, usually somewhere on South Street.  Those evenings are some of my fondest memories.  Quality time spent hanging out with my dad, seeing his pride for his alma mater, and learning about basketball from him.  Good stuff, indeed.

Penn's basketball program is, well, filled with spirit if not with success.  Penn's last trip to the Final Four was in 1979.  

But, as we know, true fans never give up.  And Pop knows that.  And so does the next generation.


Hope you don't give up on anything today.

Talk soon,
Heather

 
site design by designer blogs