Fall Time, Sports & the Ashery

I’m hoping this finds you all doing great on this amazing Fall day.

Here at the Ashery we are all set for our Fall season. If you haven’t gotten a chance to come see us lately, now is a great time to come and enjoy the beautiful leaves as they are beginning to slightly tint themselves in red, orange & yellow. Growing up, Fall was always my favorite time of the year and now Spring has pretty much earned it’s right for a tie on my 2 favorite seasons of the year.

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I’m getting older and the season after Fall has gone from sledding and ice skating to shoveling snow and navigating slick roads.

There’s few things, though, that compare with the crisp, cool nights of Autumn and the harvest of pumpkins, apples, apple cider, gourds, corn stalks and all that good stuff.

I’ve probably told you before about my memories of my dad and us boys being fans of the Cleveland Indians. Growing up in our Mennonite family we didn’t have a TV but our church at the time allowed us to have radios. We made good use of the radio following the Cleveland sports teams. Because of this I still often would rather listen to the games instead of watching on TV. In fact the first time I went to a live game I remember thinking, “Wow, this isn’t as fun as I thought it would be because I didn’t have to imagine anything.”

You might be surprised to know that many of the Amish community enjoy following sports as well and there are some highly talented baseball, basketball & volley ball players that are Amish or Mennonite. They will probably never be known about because of the fact that almost none of them would pursue it further than local pickup games or leagues.

All this to say that there is some excitement in the air around here with the Cleveland Indians heading into the postseason and maybe for the first time ever I’ll get a chance to go to a playoff game.

Meanwhile, I’m thinking about trying out as a walk on for the Kicker position with the Browns. I think I could do it!

See you soon and Happy Trails, Curt