Today I substituted in a freshman English class at a local high school.

This meant I left home at a little before 7:00 am. The air was crisp and cool, some of the leaves on the trees were turning and, as I drove into the parking lot, the marching band was practicing their music and choreography.

In the classroom the students were talking about the upcoming football games and I remembered how much I enjoyed this time of  year when I was a teenager.

I still love high school football–I do live in Texas–as well as college–Go TCU Frogs!–and professional–what about Romo and those Cowboys?.

Kenny Chesney has a wonderful song about this all-American sport titled “The Boys of Fall” on his Hemingway’s Whiskey album. For those who are interested, Kenny also produced a documentary by the same name.

Another thing I’ve always  looked forward to this time of year is Halloween.

Last weekend, Mitzer (one of my favorite canines) modeled the costume she will wear this year.

Her older brother, Hurley, declined the invitation to join the fashion preview.

But I have it on the best of authority that there’s a Superman costume he might agree to wear if treats are involved.


About Sharon K Owen

I am a fiction writer, a university professor, a copy editor and an online writing teacher. My first Romantic Suspense: Thicker Than Water (Brands Crossing Series) was published in 2011 and the second book in the series, Whatever Goes Around, will be published in 2016. My short stories and poetry have been published in Descant, Concho River Review, Iron Horse, American Literary Review, Trinity Writer's Workshop newsletter and collections of Christmas stories. I am blessed with a loving, supportive family, a multitude of friends and the good fortune to share a cozy sanctuary in North Texas with my two cats (Matt and Cinders).

Posted on September 7, 2011, in Football, Pets, Seasons, Teaching and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Looks like both granddaughters are princesses:)

  2. This is true.

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