Topic: Happy Tears
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Happy Tears

Posted: Jan 13, 2017 7:04 AM

I saw my dad cry 4 times in my life. When his mom passed, when his sisters passed, and when Clemson won the 1981 National Championship. I was 19 years old, and admit I did not understand his tears at the time. I was exuberant that night, why was he crying when we had just been crowned the kings of college football. Well, now I am 54, and my how times have changed. I found myself at the cemetery at 1 am Tuesday morning telling Daddy every detail and giving play by play... and yes, the tears rolled. To many of you younger Tigers, embrace this moment, appreciate it with all your heart. Celebrate it with your loved ones, at 19, I had no idea it would be 35 years, if ever, that I would have that opportunity again! After every Tiger victory, daddy would light up a big cigar, look at me and proclaim, how sweet it is! My Tiger brethren, HOW SWEET IT IS! GO TIGERS!

Re: Happy Tears

Posted: Jan 13, 2017 7:12 AM

Great post! I have been in constant reflecting mode since Monday night. My parents went to the 1981 game and had the time of their lives both are gone now but I will never forget how happy they were! Tears of joy are wonderful things!??

Well I wasn't crying til I read this post...

Posted: Jan 13, 2017 7:37 AM

Cheers. Here's to all the Clemson dads. When I was 14 and we won the natty in '81 it's the only time I've seen my dad dance. Glad he lived to see this again.

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Posted: Jan 13, 2017 8:17 AM

great points, and thanks for sharing.

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I was 11 months old at the time of the '81 NC.

Posted: Jan 13, 2017 8:29 AM

So yes, as we won this one, the tears rolled!

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