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Carole Meekins: Positively Milwaukee

Do I Need Therapy After Crying Over Favre?

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Ok, don't laugh. But watching Brett Favre say goodbye today reduced me to tears. I watched todays press conference while working out. I had to take a break to compose myself. I kept thinking what is your problem Carole. You see, I have never been good with goodbyes. I remember choking back tears at almost every farewell celebration I have attended. Don't ask me why. I have no idea. Perhaps it's because my childhood was filled with goodbyes. My dad was in the military and we moved a lot. Saying goodbye to friends, and neighbors was a common. Often there were tears as I hugged my friends. But then it was time to start over and move on. I think I kept a lot of that emotion bottled up as a child. So maybe that's why now as an adult, I become a tearful idiot at such life transitions. So my question to anyone reading this blog. Was I the only one blubbering like a baby watching Number 4 hang it up? Is it that we are saying goodbye to an icon? Is it because we know that going to a Packers game will never be the same? Or that we will never revel in the boyish excitement and enthusiasm after Brett has thrown an amazing touchdown pass. I know, a lot of your are saying get over it. Still, it is not easy. Fame and celebrity do not necessarily turn me on. But there's something about the down home charm of the Favre family that has me feeling blue that an era is over. I hope I''m not alone. Otherwise I need therapy.

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