AUNT LOLLY — football coach.

Ok, today is officially Aunt Lolly Appreciation Day on this Facebook page (see my earlier post from this morning) so I had to share just one more thing: This photo of Lolly from 1960, back when she was the coach of a boy's football team in Maryland.


She had discovered that the local public school didn't have a physical education budget, so she volunteered to take it over herself, and started a football program. She'd grown up playing football all summer and ice hockey all winter with her brother (my grandfather) so it was No Big Deal.

Because that's how Lolly rolls.

(Do enjoy the fashion combo of tweed coat, sneakers and helmet. She's like a lady Bear Bryant.)


via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall