This past Saturday I participated in a 13 team tennis tournament. My partner Molly and I outlasted the other 12 teams to take hoe the traveling trophy, winning the doubles tournament. It got me to thinking.
In 1st through third grades I was in private schools and won numerous scholastic trophies having to do with most work accomplished (it was self-paced).
4th through 7th I was in public schools. I won the district spelling bee in 5th grade and was runner up in 6th, finishing third in the state in 5th.
I also won the individual title for district in chess all three years eligible (4th, 5th and 6th) going undefeated in regional competition and never losing a game at state, helping our team finish third one year.
But for all the scholastic accomplishments, it is in sports I wanted to shine. And I was thinking I never had until I started thinking about my list of titles won;
1979 Little League Champions, Multnomah Plywood
2005, 2006 softball League Champions, How You Doin'
2004 Portland Basketball League Champions, don't recall team name
2011 "March Madness" Basketball League Champions, Hodge Podge
2011 softball League Champion, How You Doin'
2012 Lesser Portland Open Doubles Champions with Molly.
When I look back, I have actually won a lot of league titles and tournaments in sports. I just never realized how many.
What I wanted to say - Dear Tootie, You are no longer suffering, and for that I am grateful. I've gone through so many feelings since you left this world Saturday. Grief, relief...
2 months ago