Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday Selections #90

Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

Originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to show off unused photos that may otherwise never see the light of day, now continued by me.

The rules are very simple:
1. post photos under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in.

I often go with a theme and this week I'm showing you The Boy In Action. 

My boy J. As a teenager he loved basketball, and still does now at 31, although he no longer plays.
His heroes were Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Mitch Richmond, Alonzo Mourning, Larry Johnson, Mugsy Bogues and Dennis Rodman.

He'd be out there for hours, every day, practising. Wore a big hole in the lawn too.
His bedroom walls, the back of his door, his wardrobe and even the ceiling were covered in posters of his basketball heroes. 

Sometimes I'd be out there having a go and even managed to get the ball through the hoop a few times. If Basketball had been available for girls when I was in school, I might have played.
But girls were only allowed Netball, which is quite a different game.

These were taken about 17 years ago. 

There are more photos, but they have his face clearly visible, so I don't want to use them.



4 comments:

  1. I love these action shots of your boy. Thank you.
    I remember netball. Not all that fondly either. And vigaro. I suspect that vigaro at least has disappeared.

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  2. What fun and what wonderful memories. It wouldn't have occurred to me to pull out old photo's of my son playing hockey ... but I have a million of them so maybe I will. See what you started? Great idea ... and one good basketball player :)I'll bet he's a looker too, even though we can't see his face.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  3. Hi River,
    Your son shares a passion for the game much as I do. And those photos from about 17 years ago captures the fun of shooting baskets.
    Slam dunk, indeed!
    All the best, from a guy still sad the Vancouver Grizzles are no more.
    Gary

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  4. Elephant's Child; my older sister would remember vigaro, but she is even less athletic than me, so I don't think her memories would be happy ones. I'd never heard of it until she moved back in with us at 14, she'd been living with mum for 5 years.

    klahanie; J still loves to watch the games and still has his basketball, but nowhere to put up a hoop. He's busy with work and other commitments so doesn't have time to play in a team. I've never heard of the Vancouver Grizzles, do you mean Grizzlies? I'll have to ask J if he's heard of them.

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