(Before I start I received a comment from a special lady, Lindie. Hope all is well with you. Love you lady! (She was the first person ever to comment on my journal))
I can remember growing up I had many role models. I liked Gene Autry better than Roy Rogers, but they both were good role models. Gene didn’t waste a lot of time with girls. he just got the bad guys. I did fall out with him once when he sang something about ‘Hair of gold lips like Cherry wine, prettiest girl I ever seen and I gonna make her mine.” Of course he redeemed himself with ‘Rudolf the Red nosed Reindeer’( LOL).
When I got older I switched to the Duke. You just didn’t mess with John Wayne! I had family heroes too, I looked up to both my brothers, they were MEN!
I never had sports heroes much, I remember thinking Babe Ruth must have been a great guy. I liked Joe Louis and Floyd Patterson, they seemed to be gentle men, who could knock your head off if they needed to prove they were men.
I don’t follow sports much. But now a guy named Tebow is making the news. From what I read, he is doing nothing different than he has done all his life, ‘live his convictions’. He is a clean cut guy and I would think a good role model. Yet someone has created a new work I understand, called Tebowing. Not sure how it is pronounced, but it is a real word now.
A school just expelled some boys for a day for ‘Tebowing’. (Saying they caused a fire hazard, really!) I read a lot of folks making fun of the guy. Since I have a little experience in this area, I tend to sympathize with this guy Tebow.
Most of my experience comes from being a preacher’s son of a small but growing religious group in the 1950’s known as The Church of God, So as a Preacher’s son I did feel some resentment.
Now here comes old Tebow (preacher’s son). He is doing what he has always done. Far from being a ‘sissy’, but he quietly bows and says a silent prayer as he has been taught to do. To me he appears to be a great role model, don’t cuss, never done drugs or smoked, he is not ashamed to be a virgin, etc. He is doing what his family taught him (like I should have done, but couldn’t stand up to the snide remarks)! What is not to like and want your kids to look up to? Sometimes humans amaze me.
It seems we prefer the guys who can cuss, drink, play around, then come out Sunday and bust some heads. Something wrong with a picture where folks want their kids to admire that!
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He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"
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