Bear Bryant


Scott sent this picture today with the following quote:

“When your house burns down and your wife runs off with the drummer and you’ve lost your job and all the odds are against you, what are you gonna do? Most people just lay down and quit. Well, I want my people to fight back” – :Bear Bryant.

That’s why I’m wearing the houndstooth. Consider us Bear’s people

– Scott
Dad got the same email and chimed in himself:

My explanation:
Bear Bryant was the Alabama football coach for decades and he always wore a houndstooth hat during games. In this part of the country, wearing houndstooth plaid represents Bear Bryant and more importantly his spirit. When Scott was here he bought a houndstooth cap and that is the significance of Mom wearing a houndstooth scarf with her Fight Like Hell tee shirt.
Mom was feeling better today.  She woke up to two glasses of OJ and an instant breakfast.  A few minutes later, she took a try at a blueberry muffin, and is definitely on the rebound. I spoke with her tonight, and she said that after breakfast, she felt a switch flip around noon and things have been even better since.   Tonight’s inspiration from a woman less than a day removed from 48 hours of chemo was this quote:

“If I can feel like this every time after chemo, you’ll never hear a complaint out of me again.”

She’s a tough chick.

7 Responses to “Bear Bryant on “Bear Bryant”

  • Nan,
    i just wanted to say how blessed I am you came into my life. You are one amazing woman. I will stand by you every step of the way during this rough patch, promise honest. Remember our word “Believe”. I love you my friend.

  • Forever and a day, Nan.

  • “You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face” -Gatorade

    This is one of my all time favorite quotes…it used to signify running to me, now it signifies you…fight like hell Aunt Nan <3

  • The fortunate thing with you Nan, is that you know the source of your strength, and see it channeled through all your many friends. God is with you.

  • You are who I want to be. I admire you more than you know. You are a person of extreme worth – a wife, a mother, a friend, a grandmother and most importantly, a fighter.

  • If anyone can fight like hell, it’s Mom. She has been blessed with a fighting spirit. Guess we all need to “Bear up” now. The bar has been set!

  • Every time I hear Martina McBride’s latest song, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”, I think of you and Dave and am reminded of the strong team that you are and have always been. The lyrics exemplify the message to not give up.

    I am so very proud of your determination to keep fighting and the willpower that you have.

    I love you and feel so blessed that you’re my sister.