Yesterday, as I was standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, half way through my stuff, the power went out. The generators kicked in but the phones were dead, including ATT cell phones. I could not pay for my stuff – they took my signature and let me go on my merry way.
The power didn’t come on and the entire town was wondering about this all important Friday night football game. Playoffs are upon us and we cannot miss a game!
Not to worry, this is “small town U.S.A”, as you all know, and the game went on only a little later than scheduled. That may have been due to the ambulance getting there late.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle had the following to say:
” Darkness dominated Benzie County on Friday night due to power outages, but light was shining on a Frankfort 21-14 Division 8 football playoff victory over Mio. …
Cummins Bridgeway of Traverse City had generators to Lockhart Field by 6:30, a half hour before kickoff and Olson electric of Frankfort had the field’s lights up and running.”
In the article Coach Stapleton was quoted as saying: ” Pretty incredible, the only place in the county that had power was at Lockhart Field…”.
Even with all that rain coming down sideways, the stands were loaded with fans.
For me the reason to go was that Tyler and the JV team, who have now moved up to Varsity, were suited up and may have a chance to play. But after a quarter and a half of getting rained on from the south side, I made my way back to my car and moseyed ( <—–my spellcheck says that’s not a word) on home to see how Marc was getting on all alone in the dark house, with only Bear to keep him company.