Saturday, March 27, 2021

Thirty Reasons I Love This Woman - #30 Basketball

 Shortly after we met

Sixty some years ago
As I struggled to make conversation
She mentioned basketball
She was a big fan
Especially tournaments
So of course I blundered
“Are you going to the ‘State As’?”
The look on her face
Almost contempt
“We’re going to the ‘State Bs’
“No one goes to the ‘State As’”
I would shortly learn the depth
Of her basketball fanaticism
The history of Dell Rapids high school basketball
Including the legendary Riley family
Her love for basketball continues to this day
And culminates each year with March Madness
Though the favored team is now
The UConn Huskies from Connecticut
A women’s team coached by the legendary Geno Auriemma
I love her for that

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