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Clarksburg woman experiences trip of a lifetime

“I’ve never had as much fun in one day in all my life as I had in Atlanta Friday at the World Series,” said Sue Gurley on Monday.

She was there with her grandson on a promise he made her many years ago.

She is known as a die hard Atlanta Braves fan among all her St. Louis Cardinal friends. But that doesn’t phase Sue, she just takes it in stride and just keeps loving her Braves.

She has been to a couple of Braves’ games in their new stadium.

She never dreamed that she would be privileged to see them play in a World Series game, especially in person and at the age of 84.

But the beginning of this story goes back a few years. Her grandson, Chris Gurley, now 37, told his grandmother who is Sueby to him when he was about 10 years old that he would take her to a World Series game when he grew up. And this seemed like the perfect time since her favorite team was playing.

“I told him at the time that I would be too old to go, but he said he’d get a wheelchair,” she laughed.

The two left Friday at 11 a.m. in her 2016 Nissan Altima and arrived in time for the night’s game.

On Friday morning her voice was a giveaway as to the excitement she felt.

The Braves hadn’t been in the World Series since 1999.

“It was an awesome game,” she said. The Braves won 3-2 over the Houston Astros.

Her favorite of the game was player Ozzie Albies, 24, who she described as “running as fast as his legs would carry him.”

Their seats were near the foul post and the Braves dugout, but they wound up trading  with a couple because Sue didn’t have to come down steps as far.

There were other relatives there as well. Sue’s grandson Mitch Foster and his wife Heather and son Zane of Huntingdon and a distant cousin Kevin Webb and sons Bailey and Spencer were in attendance.

Sue and her grandson did not stay for Saturday night’s game. She is at home glued to the television during the games and is hopeful that the Braves win the Series.

“Anyway, I have just experienced the trip of a lifetime,” she said.

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