Just some thoughts:
“It’s kinda of sad up there, isn’t it?” He told Turner.
“I get back there as much as I can but I don’t make a big deal about it. I get up there when I’m nearby and I slip in and go to the cemetery or whatever. When anyone ask me where I’m from, though I say Drew. I don’t ever say New Orleans. Drew has been good to me and I say thank you each day for my life and being fortunate to spend the happiest part of my life here.”
Thus said Archie Manning of his growing up days in Drew, Mississippi.
I smiled upon reading those lines from Mark Ribowsky’s book In The Name of the Father–Family Football and the Manning Dynasty.
I know quite a few guys from my day and time who, well we all had a “Drew, Mississippi” in our lives. And like Archie…”we still do.” Even today we still look upon those years as fortunate years.
I’m still from Pimento, Indiana …always will be.
January 17, 2019