Friday, January 10, 2020 – Until November 28, 2020 Continued
Many of you know that Donnie Daye was my first cousin. His mother and my mother were sisters.
Donnie played on the 1958 LSU Championship Team. He was a blocking back for Heisman Winner, Billy Cannon. Allegedly Donnie threw the block in the Halloween game that sprang Billy Cannon down the sideline to score against Ole Miss.
I only have a few LSU sports related memorabilia, but I do have this shirt, some pictures Donnie’s wife Penny sent and a pic or two of me and Billy Cannon. My conversation with Billy Cannon is a great memory.
Me: Mr. Cannon? Will you sign my shirt?
BC: Oh, my goodness. Where did you get this?
Me: In Godsheaux’s in …
BC: In Plaquemine, Louisiana?
Me: Yes. Donnie Daye is my first cousin. I was visiting our aunt who lives there a couple of years ago and bought this commorative shirt.
He moved the shirt to side, and we talked for about five minutes before he signed my shirt.
I was able to get both Donnie and Billy to sign it.
Donnie, Penny and Billy have since gone to the Big Game. But I am thinking they are saying with me…
BEAT THE HELL OUTTA CLEMSON! AGAIN!