This hour, Suzanne Newman talks with the late Seahawks Legend Nesby Glasgow’s adult children Brandon, Nesby, and Nicole. Learn more about the Nesby Glasgow Essence Award, which will be awarded on Wednesday December 22 to someone who has made tireless sacrifices in the care of a senior. Nominate a deserving caregiver here!
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We are touching the hearts of our seniors for the twelve days of goodness on the answers for elders podcast network. Get to know what we’re up to this season of two thousand and twenty one and welcome everyone to the holidays, as we are here in the month of December during the twelve days of goodness in Seattle and certainly for all of you that are listening on our podcast network across the country and across the world. We wish each and every one of you the happy holidays and a little bit about what we do here in the Pacific northwest. Is Answers for elders has a program called twelve days of goodness, and the twelve days of goodness is exists for one purpose. We go for twelve days in the month of December and it we’re all about touching the hearts of seniors by teaming up with the Seattle seahawks legends and as a result, we have had an opportunity to touch the hearts of thousands of seniors, as we are doing right now. It going on and last weekend, if you want to catch a little bit of information, you can go to last weekend’s podcasts and learn a little bit more about how we work with the fans, how we work with the different types of organizations that help us put this major event together along with the Seattle seahawks. And obviously one of the biggest things we’re doing this year post pandemic, is we have a very special award that is about to be given and that award is named after one of our most beloved players here in the puget sound area, because not only was he a former Seattle Seahawk, but he was also a former Washington Husky and helped us win the Rose Bowl one year, which was a very big deal. And so we have an award called the nest be Glasgow Essence Award, and that is to honor someone that is might be that unsung hero that has been there tirelessly in the service to seniors, and this show is all about that unsung hero, the part of nes be that you guys May, as our listeners may not necessarily know who he was, and so we are honored today to have Nestbe’s three adult children with us and we’re going to celebrate nest be this hour on everything that he was to our community, to the world and as a professional athlete and, most importantly to these three, how nes me was as a dad, and so I am very honored to have a course nest be, Sun Nest be, Nesb, Sun Brandon and NESB’s daughter, Nicole, all through be with us. Welcome everyone. He happy to be here. Well, we’re glad you’re here here too, because obviously you know, it’s been a it’s been a sadness in the fact that when your father passed away, like it’s been a year now, hasn’t it? It’s been like since February of two thousand and twenty right, that was too, so almost two years and that was about the same time that the pandemic hit. And I remember the last time I saw your dad. As a matter of fact, there was a lot of memories yesterday, because we started our our twelve days of goodness program at North Shore Senior Center in Bothel and that’s the last time I saw him. It was at our like one of our very final events in two thousand and nineteen. So it would have been just like a couple of months before he passed away, and I remember he was so incredibly weak and I said to him, nes be, are you sure you’re okay, because he just couldn’t even stand for very long because he was so weak from the cancer. And what I said to him, are you sure you’re okay? And he goes, he goes, yes, he goes. I need to be here, I want to be here. And when I pushed him a little bit more about you know how, I don’t know if you could, you know, if you’re capable of doing this, and he’s like, I’m fine, you know, in other words, I’ve got more gas in the tank. Don’t don’t think I’m a professional athlete. This is what we do when we don’t have when we feel like we’re in too much or something has happened, we can always find more and I always thought about that. Saying that, saying and and I am interested to have you guys as thoughts on NESB and growing up. How did he develop that philosophy to become that champion and find that? What do you guys think? Brandon, do you want to start and kind of give us your thoughts on that? Yeah, you know, I think for you know, for starters, I mean growing up in the the era he did and when he did, you know, he was you know, he was the youngest, one of one of the youngest out of a, you know, a big family. He had one brother and he had the rest were sisters, and they were tough. You know, they were very, very, very tough, and he was scared of Besa telling me some of them come. It will, but you know, growing up where he grew up, you know, there weren’t a lot of the options and sports was one thing that he was able to excel in and shine and from an early age, you know, soon as he just kind of got an opportunity to do that and picked it up him. You know, he fell in love with the sport. Is basically how he told us, you know, and and along the way there’s so many, you know, stories of like that are just so interesting in terms of like I mean up in the sports, I mean playing from that age, being that good and in focusing on that is like this is my option, my way to change my family’s life and help. That’s and that he always had a big beginning, though. That was something that it’s stuck with him and I think that was just he was around good people, good coaches, and you know, his you know, our grandma and still in this family, is super important. You know she always talks about that like and I think that gave him great grounding. You know, the confidence has a child confidence is so key. At least he had that backing, you know, you know he knows just you know his mom, you know, for the most part raising didn’t really know his dad as much. They moved up from Louisiana and settled in California and, you know, had had the rest of them had him, and from there they kind of just started, you know, building their life there, when they still have the same and everything. Yeah, now, what birth order was nest be in and the family? was he the youngest? Did you say? How we’re were he here’s the yes, nor middle he was. He was the middle. He was. Yes, there are four older than him. He’s a fit. Wow, so if I’m not, kids are there in his fan only that nice total. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, so large family. Yeah, and that. And he grew up in southern California. Wasn’t it like? What area in Southern California? Well, Compton and then Lyndwood, which are just like neighboring cities. So got it. Got It so tough area. And also, but yet he was he took the good route. You know, he was amazing kid and of course went to the university Washington and Nes be. You is your Remember Memories of Your Dad? What do you remember about his childhood? I just remember him talking about like his playing days and just always being the smallest and always wanted to prove hisself. Like if somebody was supposedly the bigger, stronger person, he would pick that person and, you know, try to go at them and, you know, see if they really were the strongest. That was always his mentality. And then when somebody said, Oh, I don’t think you could do something, he and he he believed he could, he would go and attack that, you know, full force, because go as hard as he could. That’s just that’s just always the way he’s been and and he just always talked about that all through high school, like as far as being like accountable for, you know, certain things that his coaches would ask. You always wanted to be that guy like hey, let’s put nes be in, because I know he can cover that guy or you, or he could, you know, he could take that guy. He’ll give them not only a hundred percent, he’ll give a hundred and twenty percent. Yeah, that was sort of always just growing up, was just like hey, I’m going to be you know, I’m going to be accounted upon to do whatever I have to do to help my team win. was always this thing. Yeah, so, Nicole, did you do you remember? As a daughter, is a daddy’s girl. That has to be a very unique relationship with a dad like yours. Yes, yes, it’s at a really high bar for most of the other gentleman in the world that I had to later me. So can only imagine. I can only imagine. But but yeah, when it comes to my dad’s childhood, I first and foremost have to mention his mom, like my grandma, is amazing. She for a good portion of the time was raising my daddy his siblings on her own and her energy. Is someone who, just like she, never doubts what her children can do and who they are. In a way that I think my dad that confidence. Said Brandon spoke of him about that’s that’s what gave him that confidence. That’s what that’s what gave him that drive to say, like, I can do this, like my mom said I could, like he told all of us they that if he had those sisters supporting him. So family was huge and I think with football that just becomes another family and my dad had just in his home life been taught how important family was and so when he when he played it, he wasn’t giving up because essentially everyone there with them was was with family and I think he just had a just starting out early just on the teams that he was and I remember him pulling out a picture of like his his peewie football team, and it was like, I think probably like six of them at some point played in the NFL. It was just like a very competitive world that he grew up in and and he just he he didn’t give up, petn’t he didn’t look at another kid running fast or being bigger than him and and I think that that was that was huge enough kind of set him on the trajectory of where he went. You know, it’s interesting when you say that, because we have while ago ransom interviews with our seahawks legends on WHO’s the senior that is most inspired you in your life. And Guess who you’re dad picked your grandmammy. Yeah, I know his mom and he told an amazing, amazing stories. I mean it was one of our best interviews, but he it really instilled to me, boy Oh boy, which she was a force to be reckoned with to keep feeling straight and narrow, and he was just so, so much of a joy to but he would talk about her in such reverence, I guess, is the word that I want to say. She definitely inspired him every day and you could really tell, and that’s that’s an amazing thing to have that kind of a legacy with your children and I think that’s probably an example that you know, he’s probably took on himself to make sure that you know he inspired that legacy on with you guys as well. Wouldn’t you say? That’s true? Absolutely, he reminds me of if you seen them, Lye King Richard. Yes, I’ll he believe his kids. I he had that type of belief and he gave him confidence and he gave him confidence. So it was interesting like watching that and seeing and then like I could broad bad memories to him in his stories instead of yea, and we are going to talk a lot about Nesby this hour and I am looking forward to all of you listeners to get to know him who, what he stood for and a little bit more about the very special award that’s going to be given out on December, the twenty two. That will be live streamed and we will get more to back to you on that information right after this. This podcast was brought to you by our sponsors, Humana and care partners. We are so grateful for your sponsorship, as well as all the senior providers that came forward to make our events happen over the twelve days of goodness to each and every one of you. Have a happy holiday season. In Two thousand and twenty
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Originally published December 13, 2021