Just a few days until THE football rivalry in South Carolina. It's the Carolina-Clemson game, or, as some folks say, the Clemson-Carolina game.
I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina. So was my dad. Several other family members are USC grads also.
Daughter Mandy, however, left the "religion" and married into a die-hard Clemson family. I believe their blood literally runs orange. :)
And, now, look at what they've done to my grandson, Harrison.
How in the world can I be on a different side from this cute little one?
Based on the season so far, the orange team is likely to prevail.
And, just for the record, I wouldn't trade my orange-blooded son-in-law, Adam, for any number of USC grads.
Now, for musings on recent news:
1. I am totally amazed by the news this week concerning the man who was in a coma for 23 years but now has let people know that he has been alert all along or practically all along! He could hear what was going on around him and was aware but couldn't let anyone know!!! Does this make you wonder how many times this has happened with others?
2. There were two stories about children with autism. Since I have a nephew with autism, these stories always catch my attention.
One has to do with the mother who said she helped her son and actually saved his life by baking medical marijuana into his brownies. She and one of the doctors say that this treatment has made a major difference in the boy's health and behavior. It has also lessened his need for many of the medications he was taking previously. Critics say this means the boy is constantly drugged or "stoned."
The other item is about the boy with autism who survived for 11 days on the NYC subway system. He says he survived on snacks and water.
Both of these stories are truly "food for thought." One thing I know is that people with autism cannot be judged the same as others. Perhaps "judged" is the wrong word. Regardless, especially for those with more than minor autistic symptoms, their world is different. And so is the world for - and daily lives of - their families.
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