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My grandmother has never been the easiest woman to impress but my father could always do it When he would play the trombone my grandmothers eyes would sparkle and light up like fireworks on the fourth of July I always wished my grandmother would look at me like that but it was only my father who could generate that look of pride My grandmother is an amazing fan of marching bands so watching her son play must have been great My father and my grandmother are the two people I adore and respect the most in this world and all I wanted to do was make them proud My sophomore year in high school I joined the football team Since I didnt play much I got on the special team My parents would come to games to watch me but my grandmother would never glance at me once She would always be completely focused on the drum line with this look in her eyes This look like she had been cheated she should have a grandson out there A grandson who would stand out there in line with his head held high looking like some god as he played stick moving in perfect unison with the rest of the line But all she had was a little boy getting hurt When I saw my grandmother look like that it really hurt me I wanted to be my father for her but I didnt think I was capable Then my good friend Tiffany who was in drum line convinced me to try out for it although I had never even picked up a stick I finally
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