Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sydney Comes to Visit

Manjari brought Sydney to spend the night. Here she is hangin' with grandma.

Manjari came down to go to a surprise 30th birthday party for Suddha Sattva, son of Soma and Dharmakala. Suddha was a record setting swimmer when he was on the local high school swim team. I think he was the team captain. He got a swimming scholarship to Wheeling Jesuit, which wasn't yet a University when he was there. He works for an environmental cleanup company. He was called to the site of the Flight 93 crash. That was the flight the passengers brought down in Western Pennsylvania on 9/11. Later, he was part of the cleanup at the Capitol after the anthrax scare.

When he was a teenager, he played on a roller hockey team organized by his father and Cakravarti. It was those 2 guys, me and a bunch of teenagers. We played in a Moundsville adult league. We had t-shirts printed up with our name, “Palace Guards”, on them. We lost our first two games badly, and things were looking bleak, but we didn't quit. Then we started to gel, and placed in the top half of the standings for the regular season. In the playoffs, we beat one of the teams that had stomped us early in the season, but lost to the other in the Championship game.

“Prabhupada: Football ground.
Devotee: Soccer.
Prabhupada: Soccer or football?
Manasvi: Football, that's football. [break]
Prabhupada: No, rugby is different.
Siddha-svarupa: Football they call soccer here. [break]
Prabhupada: in one party?
Manasvi: Eleven.
Devotee: Did Krsna play that? (laughter)
Prabhupada: Hmm? Unless Krsna played, how you can play? [break] is very popular in India, and rugby. What is that called, rugby?
Manasvi: No, that is hockey.
Prabhupada: Hockey, hockey, yes. [break]

Morning Walk -- June 18-19, 1975, Honolulu


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