My Crappy Pancreas

June 2, 2012

Update for Michigan

Filed under: Uncategorized — marisaandscott @ 8:18 am

The boys and I have made it to Michigan and are hoping to see some of you on the football field at Albion later today. Two things:

1. In case of rain, we will be in the Dow Recreation and Wellness Center adjacent to the field.

2. As always, it’s a casual event. Scott was a casual guy. While he looked great in a suit, he didn’t always want to wear them, so come as you are!

See you at 1 pm!



  1. May God and his angels hold you and the guys in the palm of HIs Hands today and in the coming weeks……..I know what you are going through as we went down this road with my husband last fall……..I pray for you to find strength and comfort and blessings from your family and friends..I know you are a strong lady who fought for her man like a lioness……much to be admired and God will bless you for that…blessings, Kathy Nobles HOrseshoe Bay, TX

    Comment by Kathy Nobles — June 2, 2012 @ 1:14 pm | Reply

  2. Wish I could have been there! I hope you had as beautiful day there as we had here. Made it easy to remember Scott at his best.

    Comment by Kim Karman Dobson — June 2, 2012 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

  3. While driving back from the memorial service at Albion College and hearing all of the great stories about Scott from his Michigan friends I wondered what one story I would tell about Scott. I didn’t know him when he was a football star or a law student but I knew him as a great Dad. Then it came to me. The Rooster story. I like the story because it shows Scott’s caring for his sons, his courage, hard work, strength, ability to stand back afterward and see the situation, and his great sense of humor.
    Not too long after moving to the Goochland County, VA house – more like a small farm – a rooster was added to the hens fenced into the back yard. This rooster was aggressive in trying to rule not only the roost but the whole yard. He was big and strong and would chase and peck Max and Cole to the point of drawing blood. When Scott realized the boys couldn’t enjoy the yard he determined to do something that night. After the boys were tucked into bed Scott went out to get the rooster with a section of PVC pipe in his left hand to dispatch this rooster. The rooster was difficult to catch but when finally grabbed by the neck he started scratching with his sharp claws and flapping with great strength to escape.
    Scott while holding this big awful bird at arm’s length takes the PVC pipe and starts hammering the rooster hard on the head. Only problem is the bird is strong enough and quick enough that Scott is hitting himself and missing the rooster’s head. After a fraction of the hits actually impacting the rooster the rooster actually threw his head to the side with his tongue out and played dead. Scott was so impressed with this impression of an old Looney Tunes episode that he forgot to whack the rooster some more. The rooster after only a few seconds stopped playing possum and started scratching and flapping again. Scott resumed whacking his own arm and sometimes the rooster until he could get the rooster to the other half of the tag team match. Scott was ever the collegial team player and he gave the pterodactyl like bird to JoJo. JoJo, so faithful and dependable, knew what Scott wanted and finished off the rooster.
    Scott took several days to heal from the fight but to Scott the story was a delight to tell and my family loved hearing it. It was an honor and a pleasure to know him.
    Clarke Reese

    Comment by Clarke — June 13, 2012 @ 1:08 pm | Reply

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