Some football, some fried eggs and some new friends | Life in Ludlow

Ned Luce
Posted 1/28/22

 

If you are a fan of pro football, last weekend could not have been better as it proved to be the clash of the titans, including a clash with the Titans, the Tennessee Titans.

There were …

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If you are a fan of pro football, last weekend could not have been better as it proved to be the clash of the titans, including a clash with the Titans, the Tennessee Titans.

There were four NFL playoff games. On Saturday the first game was between the Titans and the Cincinnati Bengals, decided by a “walkoff” field goal by the underdog Bengals.

The second game was between the San Francisco Forty Niners and the Green Bay Packers decided by a “walkoff” field goal by the underdog Forty Niners. The first game on Sunday was between the Los Angeles Rams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided by a “walkoff” field goal by the underdog Rams. The home team lost all three of those games.

The fourth game was between MY Kansas City Chiefs at home versus the talented Buffalo Bills, and it was one for the ages as the home team finally won in overtime.

BJ thought the Chiefs lost seven times but even with 13 seconds to go and down three points, I, the eternal optimist, thought they could win. It was a football weekend adorned with incredible upsets and athletic talent. All things you know if you watched the games.

Jimmy Garoppolo is the quarterback of the victorious Forty Niners and Aaron Rodgers is the quarterback of the Packers. Rodgers gained off-field notoriety this past fall by lying about his COVID vaccination status since he “had done his research, and was able to claim he was “immunized.”

On Sunday, after Saturday’s football game he is reported to have claimed the Packers actually won the game after he did his research. It is also reported that Jimmy Garoppolo has replaced Dr. Fauci as Rodgers’ least favorite Italian. OK, I am not really sorry.

BJ is in a book club and she hosted three women at our home and two more on “Zoom” last Tuesday for their monthly meeting to review the book for the month. It started at 5 p.m. and BJ guaranteed me that the meeting would be over by 7 p.m. at which time we would have dinner together.

I retired to the basement for some TV.

One of the important features of these book club meetings is the wine. (The “Zoomers” provide their own.)

Around 6:30 the voices seemed to get a little louder and continued on that path so I continued with my recorded shows of the Mecum car auctions from about 10 days ago so that I would not disturb them.

When I finally starvingly stumbled up the stairs at 8:15 the guests were just leaving and I had a leftover piece of pizza. Yes, I could have come up earlier but I did not want to interrupt their wine-induced levity.

One of the women at the book club meeting was Georgina Karklin who moved to Port Ludlow with her husband Ian Gauld a year ago. BJ and I thought her enjoyable so we took a risk on Ian and asked if they might like to join us at the Dusty Green Café for breakfast on Sunday.

We had a delightful morning talking with them on several levels. They moved here from Knoxville to be closer to their children in Seattle, a familiar story for many of us here in Port Ludlow.

Actually, we claim to have moved here to get closer to our grandsons.

While at breakfast we also saw Peter and Jeanne Joseph and Terry and Julie Umbreit. Terry will be thrilled because this is the second week in a row his name has appeared in this column.

By the way, I had fried eggs.

Love a curmudgeon, have a great week and CHEER FOR THE CHIEFS!!

(KC Superfan Ned Luce is a retired IBM executive and Port Ludlow resident. Reach Ned at ned@ptleader.com.)

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