Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by WhattaGator, Jun 21, 2018.
Left is my mom, right is my dad. I remember my mom white knuckling it when we would be driving down to the grandparents in Iowa, and dad is on full "E" in the middle of the cornfields.
Where in Iowa? Mason City? Cedar Rapids? DesMoines? I was born in Davenport.
My dad was from Albert City, outside Storm Lake, and my mom was from Denison, northeast of Omaha. They met in Iowa City. When they graduated, took a job in Chicago then got transferred to MPLS. That's when I came along. My HS girlfriend's family moved to Bettendorf for her senior year, but she stayed in EP. To be with me, of course.
Your parents are Hawkeyes? I visited Iowa City when I was a high schooler. Had some fun partying w the college folks. More recently I had a buddy who ran their performing arts center and a student who's finishing up his doctorate there.
Yep, Go Hawks. It was a little strange when we played Iowa in the Gator Bowl back in 1983. I got to wrestle in nationals there when I was in HS. What a great tournament with all the stars and college coaches that were there. Too bad I bombed out in 2 rounds. . Good news is that turned into a move to Gainesville for college. I'll take that.