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    Visited Coach Bryant's grave

    last weekend and I must say it did look as if it has been attended to recently. I put the crystal elephants back on the tombstone that were unfastened. Looks like a homeless person could eat a decent meal with all the change laying around the foot marker, I wonder what's up with all the change being thrown down?
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    Re: Visited Coach Bryants grave

    Security that works there told me a story a couple of years ago that was pretty neat. Said a young lady/girl, who was dying, one of her final requests was to be buried as close to Coach Bryant as possible. Said the only way to accommodate this request was to bury her across the trail/road, from him. Ironically, she was and AU fan. True story as told to me.
    His greatness, in her mind, transcended the hate this rivalry continues to ascend to.
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    Re: Visited Coach Bryant's grave

    Quote Originally Posted by capnfrog View Post
    last weekend and I must say it did look as if it has been attended to recently. I put the crystal elephants back on the tombstone that were unfastened. Looks like a homeless person could eat a decent meal with all the change laying around the foot marker, I wonder what's up with all the change being thrown down?
    Obama said change was in the air

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    Re: Visited Coach Bryant's grave

    ZING!
    Quote Originally Posted by TrueGritnPluck View Post
    Obama said change was in the air
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    Re: Visited Coach Bryant's grave

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueGritnPluck View Post
    Obama said change was in the air
    That's exactly what I did. I threw some in the air. My wife asked what I did that for and I said "luck", so her and my ma in law went to digging for change.
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    Re: Visited Coach Bryant's grave

    Someone I know has been there recently as well and I thought he had told me it was quarters around it as in "4 quarters"

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    Re: Visited Coach Bryant's grave

    Was there this afternoon. Crystal elephants are still in place. It was an odd collection of change, a few shakers and a Coke bottle. Was told that here had been a bag of Golden Flake chips, but its no longer there.

    I love how simple the gravesite is. Just like our uniforms -- classic...

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    Re: Visited Coach Bryant's grave

    When I went there a couple of years ago there was a coke and a bag of golden flake chips, also some old maroon and white pom pom shakers, no money.
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    Re: Visited Coach Bryant's grave

    Bear always did like those Golden Flake chips. I imagine after Jan. 7th that there will be many more adornments around his grave.

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    Re: Visited Coach Bryant's grave

    I added a pic as it made me curious as to what it looked like. Very nice


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    Re: Visited Coach Bryant's grave

    Quote Originally Posted by westide View Post
    Bear always did like those Golden Flake chips. I imagine after Jan. 7th that there will be many more adornments around his grave.
    Coke and Golden Flake, "Great pair says the Bear." I used to love to watch his show on Sundays. "Bingo, that's a goodie."
    I also used to like to watch Shug after the ironbowl. He would say, 'well overall our guys played pretty good," after they had just lost by 30 points.
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