January 10, 2011

Fearless and True

I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work.

I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully.

I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men.

I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities.

I believe in obedience to law because it protects the rights of all.

I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all.

I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by "doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God."

And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it.

-George Petrie (1945)

Way to go, Tigers!

Posted by Terry Oglesby at January 10, 2011 11:14 PM

SEC power & very good game. BTW Charles Gore was a cheerleader too.

Posted by: Chef Tony at January 11, 2011 02:53 AM


1957 was the year I was born. It's been a while.

Posted by: Janis Gore at January 11, 2011 11:30 AM

Big conga-rats to the Auburn Tigers and their claw-like grip on the championship trophy! Fie and a pox on someone who would want a football playoff system. Let the voters decide who should play for the big punkin, and not some whiny babies from Idaho. Five years in a row for the SEC, most impressive.

Hope you're enjoying time off as much as I am. I've been off Monday and Tuesday, and tomorrow morning may have a delayed start to work. The ice on the roads ain't going nowhere when the high temps only reach 34 with grey skies. If we don't make it out soon we'll have to consider serving our morning breakfast cereal with OJ ... the pourable juice, not the running back.

Posted by: Marc V at January 11, 2011 11:21 PM

Oh yeah, almost forgot ... did you see your NC oousin is a celebrity in Germany? Those wacky Germans!

Posted by: Marc V at January 11, 2011 11:25 PM

It was quite thrilling, even if I had to settle for watching it on the radio. (We don't have cable, and ESPN360 or whatever it is online isn't available from my ISP, and it was too icy to get to the in-laws' house the next neighborhood over, etc., etc.)

And yes, 53 years is a long time, but only in football years, not in Miss Janis years.

As for the clawlike grip on the trophy, I wish! I think next year's going to be a lot different, sadly enough. Look for Florida or Alabama or LSU to be in the hunt--we're losing too many seniors, and possibly a few key folks to the NFL, to be able to repeat it.

I sure wish they'd bring that big glass egg to our Wal-Mart here--I know some folks were funning it up with the Bama fans last year wanting to get their photos made with it, but frankly, I think it's nice. I just wish Wally World would show it off some here, instead of down in Lower Alabama.

AS FOR TRAVEL CONDITIONS--I'm back at work today, but the kids are still out of school. Still a few slick patches around, and I know none of the kids here know anything about driving in it. (Adults, too, for that matter.)

FINALLY, I have no cross-eyed cousins. At least none that survived the first step across the pavement...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 12, 2011 12:49 PM