Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Timing is everything. We arrived at the Vernon Gym on a late afternoon in December, just as dance class was about to start. Vernon was consolidated into Jennings County High School and the old gym and part of the school is now a recreation center. As car loads of little girls rushed in the door and filled the upper class rooms a lone boy took to the floor. And, at age 9, Brady Lane owned that weathered, repaired old maple and I'm sure, the dead spots as well. Brady's grandfather, Jerry Lamb, probably knew the court a little better - he was a member of the Vernon Blue Devils, class of 1962. On display this night, passion passed on. CGS/MEK.