Going from Wheatfield Blades hockey games to Amherst High School basketball games, changing in the car.
All the teams she played on:
Wheatfield Blades Boys' Ice Hockey
Atoms (above) Coca Cola Kids Buffalo On-Line Data Sports Trade Center Wheatfield Blades Rep. Team (She also played hockey in Buffalo's Memorial Auditorium and in Washington, DC's Landover Arena.) Windemere Boulevard Elementary School Girls' Track Amherst Central Senior High School Girls' JV Basketball Girls' Soccer Field Hockey Girls' Softball Boys' Club Ice Hockey New York State Select Team Girls' Soccer Battlin' Babes Womens' Club Soccer Nazareth College Womens' Soccer Womens' Softball Empire State Games Western Scholastic Womens' Soccer Western Open Womens' Soccer Central Open Womens' Soccer
USISL Womens' Professional Soccer
Winning the high school hockey championship game, being named MVP even after letting in a bushel of goals (one less than the other team!). Winning the Ed Baer award at Amherst; setting the all-time school record for athletic points. Being named Channel 7 "Super Athlete of the Week".
Playing on the New York Regional Select soccer team at Widener College near West Chester, PA, her hair in "french braids". Trying out for Empire State Games the first time, going to all the practices in blazing heat, in Rochester, for the "Western" Scholastic Womens' soccer team. Her disappointment at only being an alternate.
Picking "U-pick" fruit with us: apricots in Logan, Utah; blueberries in Cape Cod; apples, with our cousin Angie Cannon, in Niagara County (three, count'em, three Angies - Angela, her mom, and our cousin). When we picked strawberries, she'd hold up an especially big one, laugh, and say "Look, Grandpa's nose!"
Seeing her stooped over, picking up seashells, at Big Sur, and Sanibel, Cape Cod and Crystal Beach. Her mom once read "The Shell Seekers" by Rosamond Pilcher, then shared it with Angela. She loved it and then read all Pilcher's books. She loved a mystery, too - Ellery Queen, and her favorite, Agatha Christie; and she loved to watch "Twilight Zone", and to hear stories about the Bermuda Triangle, and tales of other strange happenings.