It is always nice when someone recognizes your hard work, but I am especially proud of an honor the American Cancer Society bestowed on The McDuffie Mirror Saturday.
The group gave The Mirror one of three Marketing Awards for our work to support the Relay for Life, American Cancer Society programs and other activities.
The event's emcee, Louise Hadden, had this to say: "The McDuffie Mirror goes above and beyond in marketing the American Cancer Society and all our programs in the county."
Now, usually I don't go out of my way to toot The Mirror's horn. But, as many of you know, this is a cause extremely close to my heart. I am as proud of this plaque as any I have ever received.
For me, the reasons are many.
Steve Patch. Cancer claimed him just weeks before he was going to be a groomsman in my wedding.
Donna Curtis. Cancer claimed my mother in law also.
Just like it did her husband, Clarke. And Mary McNeill. And countless others who have been a part of my life.
So when the Cancer Society patted us on the back for a job well done, you'll have to excuse me if it makes me smile for a little while.
Meanwhile, in the ever-evolving effort to stream local football games to fans across the world, we hope to add the Briarwood games this week. Last week, the Thomson High and Warren County games went off without a hitch, and we're hoping Senior Appreciation Night for Briarwood will be just as successful this week.
Also, we're hoping fans who listened to the games on The Mirror's site will get a little more involved in the activity. This week, we added a forum function, where listeners can also post their thoughts about the game - after giving up a little registration information. For the curious, I'm MirrorMan on the discussion boards, so if you have a question or a suggestion, feel free to drop me a note.
And please enjoy the games. No matter where you are.
Speaking of the streaming games, I was listening to last week's Two Old Dogs show, and couldn't agree more with Ralph Starling's assessment of the University of Georgia. He was more than a little flustered that Thomson's Danny Verdun Wheeler has lost his starting job for the Bulldogs after he had an off-game earlier this season. Ralph suggested he had no problem giving up on UGA if Danny didn't get his spot back.
Now, I don't know if I can give up my UGA support totally (my wife would kill me, I'm fairly sure), but I will make this observation: Since Danny was taken out of the starting line-up, the Dawgs are 0-2 and out of the top 25 for the first time in years.
Not on your Dawg-gone life.