Monthly Archives: November 2016
On the tennis courts in the
Land of a thousand lakes
Evgeni Plushenko not wearing skates.
He was playing tennis
with Ann, Ellie and me-
I took photos of Ellie swinging
Her hair carefree.
Then Ann took a photo of me and
Evgeni with his tennis attire
He was a gentlemen-
More than a medieval squire.
His coach Alexei Mishin-
I did meet-
I told him I might have Russian blood
He said you are way too pretty.
What a compliment from a coach
who made Evgeni an
Olympic World Champion
Thank you Ann for this
memory in time
Ann is an Olympic figure skater coach
who has had an interesting life.
Written by Suzae Chevalier on October 11, 2015
Colin Kaepernick may have started the kneeling in protest of America ‘s national
anthem, but Stephen Martin, owner of “Prime Time Sports” in Colorado Springs ,
Colorado has started a patriotic rising unlike anything that’s ever been done before.
Martin first took a stand when NFL player Brandon Marshall refused to stand
for the anthem. Immediately, Martin canceled Marshall ‘s scheduled autograph
signing event in his store. But he wasn’t done. He replaced the star’s event
with something entirely different in his store, and in one week, it has grown to
epic proportions that he can hardly even keep up with now.
He put out a post on Facebook, respectfully disagreeing with the disrespect of the
nation’s flag and anthem, then proceeded to explain just what the flag means to him,
and the sacrifice of all the men and women who have fought for it. Martin invited
people to send photos of their loved ones who are veterans, in active service, or who
have been injured or given their lives in the line of duty.
The photos started pouring in from all across the country, and as fast as they were
emailed, Martin printed them off and taped them to his store front window. Americans
are sharing their photos and stories on his Facebook page, as well as sending to him
through email, and each day he has posted photos of the progress.