Sunday, November 23, 2008

O. U. vs Texas Tech and the Trip to Norman


My Dad treated my brother and myself to an O.U. Football Game yesterday. It was a great game... that is if you are a Sooner fan! We sat in the south end zone 75 rows up and we were grouped in among 10 or 15 Tech fans. Yikes! I think the Texas Tech fans became stunned about the time the second quarter rolled around. The athleticism displayed by O.U.'s running backs was truly amazing and Tech just wasn't ready for them.

I wanted to take some pictures but dog-gone-it, I didn't have my camera with me! While we were waiting in line for tickets, I thought I heard over the loudspeaker that cameras and binoculars were among the items not allowed in the stadium, so I took them back to my Dad's vehicle. But after being in the stadium for a while I saw other people with binoculars and cameras, I thought, what the heck? Then I realized that it was the CASES for these items that were not allowed in the stadium, not the items themselves. Bummer! Otherwise I could have had some great pics to display here.

Oh, well. Maybe next time.

It has been many years since I last visited Norman and it sparked several good memories for me. We used to live there back in the sixties when my brother and I were just youngsters, probably from the time I was five until about ten years of age. In the early sixties my Dad had acquired several old frat and sorority houses close to the campus in order to remodel them for students to live in; this was his livelihood for many years in Norman. Had we arrived in town early enough on game day, we would have gone around to the various old fraternity and sorority houses he used to own so I could take some pics. But alas, we arrived too late to do any of that.

I did, though, have time to snap a shot of one of his old properties - 700 Elm - because we parked just a couple of houses away from it. If anyone remembers reading on my blog previously about my haunted house story in Norman, well, this is the property.

All in all we had a great time.

700 Elm