Sunday, August 12, 2007

Congratulations 2007 Colts

A performance of a lifetime. A lovely, moving show. And I would bet no regrets.

86.15 (All the scores and recaps are here.)

10th place

We screamed our heads off in the south endzone at the move from 11th to 10th place.

Congratulations 2007 Colts. As has been said many times, we love you and will always remember every one of you.

The Virtual Cooktruck Staff


LeAnn said...

Back from FINALS!

That was probably the most ridiculous trip I've ever taken. I spent an entire paycheck I think (who cares it was worth it!), flew 5 hours across the country and back in less than 2 days, and I definitely only got about 5-6 hours of sleep in the last 48, and only 3 of that was floortime, the rest was in an airplane seat which is definitely not as good as a bus seat.

I flew out, rented a car, got lost and drove through some awesome mountains...and then back, freaked out cause I was cutting it close to final run-through time, got stuck in traffic and figured I was just not going to make it, showed up 10 minutes late and was thrilled to discover that when I pulled up they were still rehearsing, run through wasn't for 50 more minutes. It was so good seeing everyone, the staff (who didn't seem to mind too much when I appeared and hung around periodically this summer), the kids (where else can I get a bunch of sweaty hugs?), the cooks (who still remember not to give me anything green, and still let me eat!), and the alumni I marched with and haven't seen in years. I think I've really seen even more the last two summers when I wasn't able to tour full time than I did the previous five, just how big a family this corps really is. Wandering in front of the stands before the run-through, some of the volunteers hollered "Hi LeAnn!" which generated a large chorus from many others sitting up there. I definitely wasn't expecting that, but it really made me miss being around the corps even more.

I really should be going to bed, but I don't think I'll be able to sleep until I get this all out of my head. This'll probably all be jumbled due to my lack of sleep, I know I was quite incoherent after that last meeting at 0130 Sunday morning. Of course the most memorable thing was that show, the 2007 Colts pouring their hearts out and leaving it all on the field. It was such an honor to be able to go down on that field with them during retreat. Another amazing memory, and I wish we had thought of it after the final run, but we did manage to collect a bunch of alumni during retreat. I was running around gathering people, and we had a decent size group, but every time I turned around there was someone we hadn't grabbed, and then out of nowhere it seemed a whole lot more alumni appeared. I don't know where we all came from (and I know there were a TON more at the show), but I can't wait to see that picture. Family again!

I'm going to stop because there is just so much I can't even express in writing. I've got just one more thing to say, and it's something I heard on Friday morning from the General who spoke at the Marine Corps Officer Candidate's School graduation that I played at with the Quantico Marine Band. I think it's applicable to BOTH my corps, so I pass it along with a bit of modification. Colts, on that day that you finally figured it out, finally truly believed, finally realized what that "thing" is about the Colts that makes us what we are; on that night, an angel came down while you were sleeping, ripped open your chest and stamped a triangle on your heart, and from now until forever you are a Colt and there is nothing that can take that away from you. I know it's true because for the last year when I haven't been able to actually wear my triangles around my neck, I've felt it. You all have no idea how much motivation you all were over the last 12 months since I joined the Marine Corps and gained an Eagle, Globe and Anchor right next to that triangle on my heart.

Keep on keeping on Colts! I love you all.

LeAnn Splitter
Sop 01-02
V-Team 03-06
Random Hanger-on 07

Jody G. said...

Oh...I've been trying to stop the tears from streaming down my face after reading Leann's comment (you are one special lady!)...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

You said everything I feel for this special group of people called the Colts.

I too am running on very little sleep, back at work and remembering all that happened in the past week. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!

Thanks to all who made it so....

I am forever gratefull that my son chose the Colts to march in 03,04.

I can't imagine not having you all in my life....
Love to all

Jody Glowaski
Mom of corps member - 03,04
Age-out mom not willing to go away - 05,06,07