For years, HG has wanted to participate in the Ole Miss Junior Cheer event before a football game, but we’ve been in Arkansas for either the practice or performance weekend…until 2017! We were able to make it work, and HG was so excited to do it with Sallie Key, Selena Kate, Ann Maxwell, Emmaline, and Mariella!
We went to Oxford for practice on a Sunday in late October and then went back for the performance before the November 11th game against Louisiana Lafayette. (It was FREEZING- and EARLY- on game day. They were such good sports.) They had learned two cheers and a dance, but due to a music malfunction, they were only able to do the cheers on the field before kickoff.
We rode down to Oxford with the Words, and after their performance, the girls wanted to head to the square so we did some shopping and lunching. We were able to meet up with Suzanne and Grace Ann too, so that was a special treat! I loved sharing our Ole Miss love with Helen Grace, and she sure does seem to have caught the Rebel fever.
Feeling pretty cool to be on the field at the Indoor Practice Facility
Ginna and I dropped the girls off at 7 a.m. to practice on the field. It was in the 30s. Eek! They practiced for 30 mins and then we had two hours to kill.
Trying to grin and bear it while we wait for an indoor place to open
And FINALLY, the Pavilion opened, and all we could find to feed the girls was a burger, fries, and a milkshake. They didn’t complain much.
HG’s first tattoo
Shopping on the square
Lunch at Boure
“Girls, this is what you call a phone booth…”
A little visit with Faulkner