Well, it’s only fitting that I launch this journey into the blogosphere on MyMy Day, the day that marks the 109th anniversary of the birth of Analise Irene Kendrick, nee Henry, nee Buchanan, nee Jimmerson. You see, MyMy was my grandmother with whom we lived until I was 13 1/2 years of age; my family moved to our own home the day my boyhood hero, Hank Aaron, broke Babe Ruth’s unattainable home run record. MyMy told me almost daily that I could accomplish anything in the world I put my mind to and I believed her; heck look what another Alabama boy accomplished that April day in 1974!
I have no idea where this blog will take me, but I find it also fitting that I commence the journey on the day that Peyton Manning will presumably announce his retirement from professional football. MyMy also used to tell me that my high forehead was a sign of intelligence, and if Peyton’s illustrious career showed us anything, it is that cognitive ability can at times trump physical prowess. By all appearances, Peyton has me beat on the forehead front, and I suspect I’ll never win any Blogging World Championships, but stick with me and let’s see if we can’t at least make it into the Blogging Playoffs!