Thanks, Papa, for creating this legacy for us. Forever in my heart, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be synonymous with Papa. We love you!
Erik and Walker at their first Steelers game in 2004.
Walker gets his first Steelers Jersey in 2005.
Maggie May in her first Steelers cheerleader uniform.
Our dear friends, Steph and Jeff. They were moving to Illinois in a few weeks and as a goodbye gift, Steph and I were in cahoots and I managed to score tickets to the game from my Papa. One of the reasons we got tickets was because the game an 8:00 start on a weeknight AND the temperature was forecasted to be in the teens. It was freezing cold and it was AWESOME!
Erik and I at that freezing Steelers game!
The first four Steeler grandchildren - me and my sisters. (Sorry, I couldn't get it flipped).
Walker, Maggie & Will cheering on the Steelers in 2008.
Papa and his great niece in Tampa, where they live, on a little visit prior to him going to the Superbowl.
Our little hometown newspaper even did a story on him:
So did a local television station:
We held our second Superbowl Party to cheer on the Steelers and Woo-hoo, we won the one for the thumb!
Will wasn't too excited about the noise : )
Some of the kids in attendance.
Heinz Field from the Clipper shuttle on the river.
Livy Lu getting her picture taken.
Papa with all grandkids and great grandkids. In all, Papa can lay claim being the cause of 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 6 (and one on the way) great-grandchildren becoming fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
We're hosting our third Steelers Superbowl Party in just a few minutes hoping that, like the playoff beard, hosting a party once again will lead to another Steelers SUPERBOWL VICTORY!
Willie predicts several TOUCHDOWNS!
Walker shows the fierceness of the defense!
Maggie cheers, V-I-C-T-O-R-Y That's the Steelers Battle CRY!
Here we go, Steelers, Here we go! PITTSBURGH'S GONNA WIN THE SUPERBOWL!