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The Color Purple Is Taking Over Our Lives This Week Elita Sohmer Clayman

This is cute story on the Ravens and how we fans feel about them and who are our favorite players and the color purple taking over our lives.

I am writing this article at exactly 1211 PM on Sunday January 20th 2013, just about 6 hours and twenty minutes to the
Ravens versus the Patriots game that takes place in Massachusetts. You probably
will not read this until tomorrow when the game is over and the Ravens have
won. I surely hope that happens.

I am wearing my lavender shirt, my Raven medallion ten dollar necklace, and my purple bows on my black shoes and I also have the
master bedroom in purple, lavender and green. Of course, it has been that way
long before the Ravens came to Baltimore. Also my mid fingers of each hand have
been painted purple for about ten weeks now. Purple is the color which is
prominent in Baltimore and surrounding counties.

My husband went to the game in 1958 in New York City and now today he is present to watch this game. They, the mavens say that last week’s
game was equal to or better than the 1958 game.

I think in my next life, besides marrying a doctor to take care of my old age needs, I will be a female sports columnist. I finally am
getting to understand football and all its intricate moves and I think I would
make a great and prolific writer of football and baseball sports. I am not
interested in the other sports other than ballroom dancing, which is not quite
designated a sport per se yet. So when it is truly thought of as a sport, then
I will add it to my baseball and football sports writing. Ballroom dancing is
my expertise, writing about it and I having performed in it for almost
twenty-five years as a competitor and proponent of it.

There is a saying that says “every morning you have two choices. Continue your sleeping with dreams, or wake up and chase your dreams.”
Even though I do not walk too well, since I have a bad right knee, I think I
could still chase dreams and really still do try.

Our Ravens are a great possession of our sports along with the Orioles, our baseball team who rallied this past year out of oblivion to
make us proud. Our Ravens have been making us so proud for all the years that
we have had them back with us and especially in our hearts and souls. We were without
a team for many years and our hearts hurt a lot then. Now we have them, we are
proud of them, no matter what happens today, Sunday at 630pm to approximately
10 pm or so.

There are so many favorites and each of us has our own favorite. I think I love Joe Flacco a lot, maybe because my Dad’s name was Joe
too. I also love Ray Lewis and Ray Rice, maybe because my best friend Sylvia’s
middle name was Rae (spelled female way) and she died at age sixteen. I also
like Michael Oher, maybe because my nephew’s name is Michael. Some of them have
unusual names and I like them too.

Their names are not so important, it is what they do on the field and the spirit of the whole team invades our minds and bodies with such
joy.

I have to learn a lot more about the downs, the punts and all the other words that were foreign to me for so many years. I already love
the color purple, the names mentioned above and the good looking coach John
Harbaugh. I love the spirit of our city and surrounding areas and the purple
lit up buildings downtown and everyone wearing purple this past week each and
every day.

I think I will finish this article and for good luck, I will put some purple eye shadow on my eye lids just for some Extra good luck.

Go Ravens, we are proud of you whether you win or lose today. Take the word lose out, either way, you are and we all are winners. The following
was written on a Facebook site and here it is:

“Today is the last day of summer, and looking back, it was a fun one. The highlight had to be jumping out of an airplane and learning that
day that the scary things in life aren't "jumping" but standing on
the edge, hesitating. Sometimes you just have to jump, and I'm glad I did!”

An excellent saying and I can add that today is the decision making day for the Ravens and the Super Bowl for us and though I am not jumping
out of an airplane, too old at seventy-eight, the scary things that scare me
are hesitating, so if the Ravens win today, I am going to jump into new things
and not be scared. I will not hesitate.



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