Fall Means Football
September 15, 2011
The arrival of fall means one big thing in our family—football. I grew up in a community where football was king. The man I married also loved football. I knew the family tradition would continue when my oldest son turned 3. All he wanted for Christmas that year was a football uniform. Friday nights became known as "Football Friday." Both of my sons played football in junior high, high school, and college. My daughter became a cheerleader. I was kept busy with taking kids to practice, keeping uniforms clean, and cooking game day meals. We traveled to places that were familiar and to towns we knew only from looking for them on a map. Our tradition continues in the next generation as my grandsons play football, and my oldest son coaches a high school team.
I love to look for football books on the library shelves. MCPL has so many books on the subject of football. Many elementary students ask for biographies of football players which are available on their level. There are books on how to play football, the history of football, and cheerleading techniques. Books are available on the Chiefs football team and other professional teams. Check out our cookbook section for tailgating or game day recipes.
If you enjoy football as much as my family and I do, come in to a MCPL branch and look for books to enhance your football experience.
Jean Ann G.
Lone Jack Branch