"Have you thought about writing your family history, but found yourself stuck from the start? Writing a family narrative can be a daunting task, but Karen Jones Gowen found a way to bring her mother's story to life." (Homespun Magazine)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Story of an Average Man

My youngest son is a huge soccer fan. When the Real soccer team here in Salt Lake offered free tickets and all you had to do was write an email he was on it. His email--

This is my story. 
I am just a man, my arms and legs are nothing special, I cannot run quickly or jump very high. I have an average job, with average pay, that gives me less than average satisfaction in life. I live in an average house, with average people. I have never lived in a castle, fought a dragon, or saved a princess.
I am going on a date with a very cute girl, who is like a princess. We are going to the game in the fortress, which is like a castle, playing the Philidelphia Union who is like a dragon.
For an average person, this is my dream, to get the field level tickets to the game on Saturday.
Sincerely, Forrest the average man

And guess what? He won!! Front row seats, right on the field, and a catered meal before the game-- he was in heaven. And I'm sure his date was very impressed too! Nothing average about this kid of mine LOL.


  1. I can see why he won -- that's a fantastic email! Nope, nothing average about your son at all. :)

  2. Awwww how wonderful for your very exceptional son from a most exceptional mum!!! Well done!!! Yay - hope he and his princess have a great time! Take care

  3. Loved it...I thought it was pretty brilliant!

  4. Wow Karen, that is great news. I'm so glad your son got the tickets.

    I'm back. Thanks for your comment on my previous blog post. I don't have a new one up yet.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium


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