Divine Providence

Chalk it up to divine providence but the walk from Northgate to Kyle Field yielded another amazing story.

A beautiful girl passed by and Chris almost broke his neck checking her out. His wife Erika laughed and started teasing him. Thinking to myself these people seemed cool I walked up and told Chris I caught him looking too but its okay because I’m a writer.

They both laughed and I asked if either had a military connection.

Both of their Dads served in the Texas National Guard and help after Hurricane Carla which until Harvey was the worst storm Texas had seen.

Then Erika told me about her Great Uncle Glen Clecker.

Glen and his buddy Harlon graduated early from …

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Three longtime friends experience something distinctly Texan and uniquely Aggie

Wearing Aggie shirts they bought at a tent sale Klyer, Eric, and Andrew walked from Northgate to Kyle Field to witness their first football game in Texas.

When I asked them why travel to College Station they replied:

“We don’t have things like this in Oregon. There are a ton of people here and everyone is nice. Aggie fans have gone out of their way to make us feel comfortable.”

Asked if they had a military connection they wanted to share; each told a story about their grandfather.

Eric’s grandfather lost his hearing in an engine room aboard a Navy ship during World War II.

Klyer’s grandfather traded a pack of cigarettes for a violin at the end of his …

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