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The Final Countdown

Friday, September 23, 2011

George Anderson
Well, folks, it's official. We are in the final countdown to the arrival of my little girl.

Yesterday, my wife and I made the trip to Poplar Bluff for her regular check-up with the OB doctor. According to the ultrasound, daddy's little girl has developed to just over 37 weeks, and Dr. Patty said anytime she's ready, he won't stop her.

Her official arrival date was set at Oct. 17, but I think she's going to be an early bird. She seems ready to let her presence be known, unlike her older brother, who waited until the day before his due date and still didn't want to come say "hi."

Over the next few weeks, I will probably drive my wife crazy asking if she's okay every time she makes an "ooh" or "ahh." Sorry about that, dear. *smiley face*

Jacob is ready to meet his little sister, and has promised to take care of her at night and let us parents sleep. We'll see how that works out.

It seems baby season has officially hit the area, as we've recently welcomed Layla Grace Crafton, Elijah Adam Branum, Emma Grace Busch, Waylon Drake Jones, Landy and Gatlin Williams and more, including, just yesterday, Charlea Scott, daughter of T.J. and McCall Scott.

I can't help but notice there's only two boy names in the above list. Looks like girls really do outnumber boys.

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Red runs deep

Yesterday, I had to do one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life...buy my son a Kennett Indians T-shirt. No offense to Kennett, it's just that Lion blood runs deep.

Growing up in the Senath-Hornersville School District, the Kennett Indians were our most famous rivalry. Until this year, I haven't given much thought to those "glory days."

This year, Jacob started preschool in the Kennett School District, and this week just happened to be "spirit week," as the Tribe geared up for this evening's Homecoming Game against Portageville.

I will admit rooting for the Indians as I handled the technical side of the DDD's webcasts last football season, however, buying an Indian T-shirt is something I never gave any thought to.

Let me tell you from experience, when buying apparel featuring a rival, even after being out of school for 10 years, the mane gets a little ruffled. That'd be like going out and buying a New York Mets T-shirt, or worse, a Yankees T-shirt.

Oh well, I guess that's what happens. And I guess the rivalry isn't that big of a deal, after all, I married a former Indian, the poor girl. Just kidding.

George Anderson is the managing editor of the Daily Dunklin Democrat.

George Anderson
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