We all make up traditions that carry over year after year. What is your favourite tradition? Big or small, share the details and why you enjoy it.
dad has been a Dodgers fan ever since they were in Brooklyn and he was
just a little boy in North Dakota. Because of this, we were all born
bleeding blue. There was never any other option, we were simply Dodgers
fans at birth. We have been going to Chavez Ravine for as long as I can
remember and I don't know when it became a tradition, but my parents
started taking me every year on or around my birthday. That tradition
continues to this day but since I was in Michigan for my birthday we are
going on Sunday the 26th this year.
picture above was taken on May 10, 2008 at one of my birthday games.
Over the years I have brought a guest, usually my brother Curtis,
sometimes one of my girlfriends. This year, my guest was Husband. He and
I had only been officially dating for less than a month. Mind you, we'd
met up several times over the course of a year and had been
communicating for ages online but we had only just made it official with
I Love Yous a couple weeks before this game.
to this game, we had put Kiyah in Christine's parents' backyard so
she'd have space to safely roam around. I couldn't leave her at my
folks' because their yard basically leads onto a golf course and I
couldn't leave her locked in my tiny apartment. We got to the game and
about halfway into it we got a call saying Kiyah had escaped. Needless
to say, a lot of the game was trying to make sure we could get her back
when we got back to Oxnard. Near the very end of this game, Husband
asked me to reach into his pocket but I declined to do such a thing in
front of my parents.
little later he mumbled something about me being his wife or something
of that sort and I realized he was proposing to me. No jumbo cam
involved, just us and my folks in our seats. Boy did I cry! And when we
got back home we were able to retrieve Kiyah from a neighbor and our
story ended well. That was probably my favorite birthday game ever of
all time and another reason why Chavez Ravine is pretty much the
happiest place on earth for me aside from Disneyland.