Deaf school begins fall term

Hi readers.  Thanks for coming by for a read.

Across the road I’m looking at a playing field filled with banners celebrating the return of the deaf athletes who’ll be attending the Kansas School for the Deaf.  The buildings sit beyond the playing fields and cover roughly a city block.

Interestingly the players get their plays called by drumbeat codes.  Reason, of course, being that shouted calls won’t be heard.  However, one game they always win, Olathans assure one another, is the big one of the season against the Kansas School for the Blind.  That one’s always a sellout, standing-room-only game.  A heartening event to watch.

I’m not a big lover of football but I’ll be watching the practice occasionally from the front porch.  If I knew a bookie I think I’d place a bet on that big game with the School for the Blind.  I’m always on the side of the underdog.  And I’m a firm believer in the old saying about finding acorns.  This might be the Year of the Acorn for blind football players.

Old Jules

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