Thursday, June 18, 2009

RIP In Dodger's Outfield

So as for some of Grandma Kings final wishes here is one that I think you might like to hear about. My Grandma was a big time Major League Baseball fan and wished for her ashes to be spread on as many MLB fields as possible. The Dodgers was the first.

I called up my brother Rhett and he of course agreed to come with me to be a part of that memorable night. He actually agreed to do the honors of laying her to rest there. Our friends Doug and Erin also agreed to be there as well.

The Game was on Tuesday night against the Oakland A's and here are some of the pictures.

Me, Rhett and Grandma King (Rhett is holding Grandma)
Me, Rhett, Doug, Erin and Grandma
Grandma enjoying the game...

Rhett & Grandma...
And, me and Grandma...
Now getting Grandma on the field was more difficult than it seems. All of the ailes that went up to the field were being watched by the ushers during the innings and the same ushers would all walk down to the bottom of the ailes in between innings. Our only opportunity was to wait for the inning to start and watch the ushers walk back to their post. At that time Rhett would have to run down to the field and throw Grandma out there. This is how it went down.






...and here is one more from a different vantage point.


Thanks to Doug and Erin for being a part of that special night and many thanks to our brave soldier Rhett for his hard work getting Grandma out there.

7 comments:

Kelly and Nate Wright said...

This was awesome. Thanks for posting it.

Jessett said...

That is sweet.. LOL!!!

You have dropped some weight too Mr. Mike??? You look great!

Sarah said...

this was a very entertaining and morbid post.

Bek said...

This was sweet, mikey. Is it wrong being lds and wanting to be cremated after all my organs are harvested for people who need them? Regardless, make sure that happens when I die. And spread my ashes in the caspian sea.

Jill said...

I'm slightly horrified...but can't deny that it was pretty amazing.

I'll just leave it at that.

Erin | Adam said...

Awesome.

Elise said...

Skyler wants to be cremated too. I don't think it's such a bad idea. Although, it will be quite funny in the resurrection.