In 1971, I was a freshman majoring in football appreciation at the University of Tennessee. Through blind, dumb freshman luck, I managed to get a date with a very nice co-ed, the lovely Wanda June Wipple from Wartburg. I took her to the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville to see one of the sappiest movies of all time, “Love Story.”
On a warm spring day in May of 1972, Allie Prescott took the mound at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. He was number 65 in the resplendent white and red uniform of his all-time favorite team, the beloved St. Louis Cardinals.
We are now in the midst of March Madness, the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament when 68 college teams face off during a three-week period to determine the national champions.
If you ask any lawyer to name his or her all-time favorite novel, almost every one of them will quickly respond, “To Kill a Mockingbird!”
Similarly, if you ask any lawyer to identify his or her favorite movie, once again, their response will most likely be, “To Kill a Mockingbird!”
People choose to worship at a particular church for all sorts of reasons. Some folks select a church because of the preacher. Others like the choir. For me, it all came down to waffles. You read that right, Lenten-breath! Waffles!