Thursday, October 04, 2007

Special story on Big Al...

My friend Johnny shared this stoy about Big Al. He said something about having tissue handy. He was right! This is a "must read"!

A symbol of hope Crimson White

For many people who love the University of Alabama, Big Al is the mascot of a great tradition. As much a part of game day as tailgate tents, barbecue sandwiches and houndstooth hats, the big gray elephant is a symbol of the victory Alabamians expect from their Crimson Tide. But for one little girl from Bessemer, Ala., Big Al is much more than a tradition. He is a symbol of hope. Peyton Sheheane is a 4-year-old bundle of energy. With her dark brown pigtails swaying from side to side, she smiles as she talks of the elephant she loves so much. "What does Big Al do on the field?" her mother, Tara, asks."He shakes his booty!" Peyton giggles, as she acts out one of Big Al's signature moves.

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