My husband got to do something this week that many of us sports fans would be envious of. He got to watch his favorite Major League Baseball team play against the Cubs at Wrigley Field — the legendary Wrigley Field. I felt a twinge of jealousy myself, but I was really happy for him.
My husband said the stadium was pretty beat up because it was so old, but that the tradition of “Wrigley Field” makes it a great experience.
The reason my hubs was in Chicago was to see his sister Sam Smith, the baby of the family, graduate from Columbia School of the Arts with a film degree. He always promised her he’d see her walk for graduation so we saved up some money so he could go. It just so happened that my husband’s favorite baseball team, the Atlanta Braves, were playing the Cubs at the same time he was up there. So I told him to make sure he went to the game.
The reason I couldn’t go to Chicago with my husband was because I?already had plans to go to the Louisiana Press Association awards banquet with my boss and dad, Kevin Chiri. We always have a great time together on our road trips. We talk about life, work, sports and more.
Well, for this trip we had an especially great time because at the awards banquet we ended up winning the top newspaper award in our division with the General Excellence award. It was very rewarding for my dad and I who have put a lot of work into making this newspaper something Slidell can really treasure.
I’m really proud of my dad. He is the hardest worker I know, and he really cares about people. He wants to help people and provide the community with good news and uplifting stories. He’s a great boss and teacher to me on how to be a great newspaper woman. I’ll always strive to be as good as him. I’m honored to work for this newspaper that is so loved by its readers, and I thank God every day for this huge blessing in my life.
Thanks to all our readers and the businesses who have supported us and continue to do so. We just want to get bigger and better. With a goal like that, hopefully we’ll be around for a very long time.
(Chrissy Smith is Sports Editor of the Slidell Independent, and a former college athlete. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)