All of my 365 t-shirts from 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

T-shirt #11: McGrath, Alaska

My wonderful cousin Katie got me this t-shirt for Christmas, and it really is a place…see Katie is someone that has been in my life since the beginning. One particular event our family enjoys retelling happened when we were each around four years old. Our grandfather, spoiling us as he loved to, took Katie and me out for a lovely afternoon of takeout McDonald’s dining. As was customary for the time (late 70s), he left us in the car while running in to grab our Happy Meals and orange drinks. Somewhere between three and five minutes later, I decided it had been enough waiting and convinced Katie we should go into McDonald’s to be with our grandfather. As he waited in line, he looked outside and saw Katie and me walking hand-in-hand across the parking lot (hand-in-hand, because safety obviously came first in our family!). I’m not sure if we made it in or he met us outside, but he met us with a very concerned “What are you doing?!” As the story is told, my answer simply was, “It was Katie’s idea.” So, thanks Katie, for putting up with me all these years. Thank you for supporting me in everything I do, and thanks for being the best cousin a guy could ask for…I love you!


  1. Thanks, Davy!! I think Grandpa would be very proud of you -- and not just 'cause you've given up McDonalds all these years!