Monday, August 11, 2008

A running relative

My father told me one of my relatives, Laura Turner, is running in the Olympics. I think she is a second cousin once removed, I've never met her. It is surprising how much she looks like him when he was younger.
Not wanting to encourage Chinese oppression I am not watching the Olympics.

8 comments:

Bob said...

She looks very determined. I hope you are going to watch her.

gemoftheocean said...

Well, for heaven's sakes, at least pray she beats out those heathen Chinese! :-D

Pray she doesn't twist or sprain anything.

Looks like she's running in the 100 meter and the 4x100 meter.

Did very well at the end of June.

John said...

You are not the only one who refuses to watch any of the Olympics Father. One of my cousins could not believe it when I told her that I actually refused to watch any of it.
I can only say that I will be very glad when it is all over.
JARay

CB said...

Before the games started, i felt it was appropriate to protest. Now, watching the athletes compete, to see their determination to win, it becomes about them and not about the host nation. To watch our British cyclist win the Gold in the cycling on Sunday was a truely remarkable event. It is sad to take away her glory by merely focusing on China.

Given your known love of all things of a sporting nature, I can't imagine it really is much of a sacrifice not to watch the Olympics.

Pastor in Valle said...

My goodness, Father; she looks just like you!

Fr Richard Biggerstaff said...

She looks slightly like you too, Father.

Henry said...

I am not going to watch the Olympics either. I would rather watch paint dry than watch sport on TV.

Interesting Russia has chosen the moment to have a war while everyone is distracted. Clever Russkies.

gemoftheocean said...

CB, are you implying that Father was "last one picked for games" while at school? :-D

Karen
[although I have to say if I was to guess which game Father played, I'd bet poker!]