Bumping into an Ex-Bronco Player
by Kathy Kopp
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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How often do I get to be seated next to a well-known athelete? I was thrilled. They were on their way to play basketball in Helena, Montana.
My seat assignment happens to be at the window. Next to me in the middle, Randy Fuller tells me who he is, after I ask twice. Sporting a shock of gold against his medium dark skin, he glows with four chains around his neck, silent watches, bracelets, proud rings. Randy wears one earring and dense silk in browns and tans.
I'm pleased to be wearing raw silk, sage green. This way I fit in. Like a gentleman,
he asks me what I'm reading.
From the window seat I watch thermal winds swell. We float on angel' wings. Clouds of darkest gray crest higher, sunlight climbing the ladder of clouds. We hear a rumbling in the plane, and double back to Denver for repairs, giving me more time with Randy. We talk like siblings, his words sweet as flowers just unbending. Randy, positioned to gamble with his buddy, invites me to join them. I decline, spinster that I am. Jokers, fifty-dollar bills, twenties glide freely when slapped down from on high with hoots of raucous laughter. Passengers in the back row can hear, their ginger ales spilling on their napkins. I hesitate to exit the plane. Head down, cap over his eyes, Randy drops the best farewell: "See ya', Kathy." And I will.
©Copyright 2008 Kathy Kopp
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|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Well done and fun, Kathy. You show that the rich and famous
can be "regular Randys" given half a chance. See you, Kathy.
|Reviewed by Jerry Engler
|Very thrilling experience for you, Kathy, and a delight to read about. I'm sure this memory will be with you a long time--maybe even turn you into a team fan....Jerry|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|What a wonderful delight and I bet it was thrilling too, especially to find out they are just as human as we all are...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
Very exciting meet and write. I never met an athelete or a movie star before but I did shake the hand of John F Kennedy. Very down to earth write and experience. Peace, Love and Blessings Always. Paul.
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|How cool is that? At least he was nice: many forget where they come from (or, as we say down here, which side their bread's buttered on). Have met many in the country music field, most nice, a few *cringe*. Met one actor in my life, won't embarrass him by naming: but RUDE?!?? My word!! Enjoyed reading this encounter, well penned, Kath!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|This is nice,thank you sharing this encounter with an athlete.Its good to know that there are still athletes that can communicate and talk with people with courtesy and not have their heads up their behinds.I enjoy reading this poem,take care
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Thank you for sharing this special encounter, Kathy. Love and best wishes,