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 back everyone to answers for elder’s radio and podcast network. And we are here talking with Brandon Glasgow, Nes b Glasgow, and the Cold Nishimura, who used to be Glasgow. All three of you are nest be’s adult, grown children and we are here to celebrate the amazing man that Nesby Glasgow was and still is in our life, because he is influenced so much that we have a special award that is a named for him that will be given out. This will give very first annual award that we hope to give out during twelve days of goodness to that unsung hero, that person that is gone above and beyond in the care of a senior. And I am so honored that nes be’s family has been a part of this award and we have developed a committee and there will be a winner that will receive the award on the twenty two of December. And so, first of all, everyone, thank you so much for sharing a lot of information about the values of Nesby’s life. I love the King Richard Ending a brand that brandon at that you mentioned the last time, because it definitely is. You know, he had that mentality that he was infallible and that crossed over, I can only imagine, into the NFL and to his playing years in the college years. Would you guys tell me a little bit about, you know, how that, how he did that? I mean this, these are extraordinary achievements for a small guy, because nest me, what was he’s about five eight or something like that, five nine. He was small. He was that. He’s like five hundred and ten. Five Levens came and if not that, it’s not the biggest. Now we see six four corners instead. I know, yeah, yeah, and so he got basically obviously he excelled in school as a football player and then he was recruited by the University of Washington. I I can only imagine he had other offers as well. You guys know that well, a big story that I grew up with. Every my dad is from. My Dad is from, you know, southern California. My Grandmother won’t work EAC LA. It’s so I think he had always had this idea about going there but did not get an offer to go there and I think he you Dev, was like a maybe offer and it did end up coming through, but he was he always like kind of had a like it hit his heart that he didn’t go to UCLA. Made A seece. So that fell in love with you Dev. Clearly he never left, but part of that spirit that he had is that when he finally got to play against Ucla as a Husky, he was like that game was so important and to show them when they miss out on the and and what I can do. And I think I don’t remember if it was after that game or in later years, but I know at some point someone came and spoke to him about like, Oh, we messed up here, like you clearly have what it takes and we justusly. You know, we saw your size, and you know that was my dad like just that being the underdog and showing you that you need to you need to do a second look at underdogs, like don’t dismiss anyone, because he doesn’t dismiss anyone, and so he wanted to kind of spread that that message and I think that was a huge part of who he was on and off the field. I love that story and you know it’s funny because it I often think about. Because you’re in such a competitive environment like football, I can only imagine the level of competitiveness that you’ll find it were potential roadblocks in your life to get there and how that plays itself out on the field, because I have this always wonder, you know, I do you if you’re playing in the NFL, do you have a certain nemesis? Do you have a certain person that maybe beat you out in another game that you have and it you know all of those things. Do you think a lot of that drove him in a positive way on the field? Yeah, absolutely, absolutely. You know when he was coming up and you know he it was time to go to college. I think USC he wanted as well. You know, I know they wanted him, but they wanted him to go JAC route. I think that was their looked at it like hey, we don’t know about the size. Maybe so. I remember. I guess he tells me you dubbed. I guess they’re in the middle of Trent changing some things and then Don James was coming on board and that’s when the youth that he’s really changed a lot. Dynamiti has followed James Gang. Absolutely. Yeah, he came and and I think it was the thing where’s like hey, you know, basically like hey, can you run af you can run if you can run like a four or five or something, and we can kind of take you. So he had to, you know, prove that he ran that and then that kind of got them, that got him out there with, you know, Don James and them when, I think he might actually sign with a different coach and then Don James took over. But he really did like Don James A lot. He speaks super highly of him and you know, from there he went with a great group of people who joined the Huskies in that era and they smashed and put on but but yeah, you know, he said that was that. You know, he’s like, give me a shot, I’m going to show you something. Is What he saw. Yeah, that gave me shut yeah, give me a shot. I think love that. So, nest be and branded, did he ever push you to following his footstep in football? Or did he what was his encouraging words is as the quote Unquote football influence on you guys, he actually pushed me at least more to play baseball a good but I wasn’t really into baseball. I was like off football. I didn’t like baseball. I mean I played it because he wanted me to play, but I was just from my guy. I don’t know, I they say from birth I always wanted to play football. That was the only thing for me is football. But yeah, and he coached me. It was great. You know, some of the Times you know you you got pushed by him and you know it’s your coach and the dad dynamic. So you’re like, you know he’s pushing you, trying to be your coach, but he’s also like you ride home with them. You’re like Ay, dad man. You were like why were you riding me? And he’s sort of explained. You know, hey, you know I’m going to I’m going to try to coach you. I’m gonna Coach you harder than I coach them just because, you know, I don’t want to imagine I have this like like dynamic that old he’s easier on my son or easier on this I’m I’m probably going to coach you harder just because of that. Just so there isn’t any like, oh, he takes it easy on their son. Or he you know, it helped me late, it definitely helped me, definitely, like once I got over the the personal fact of him just saying, you know, run an extra, you know, extra lab it. You know, it definitely prepared me for, you know, future high school and college playing. So that’s amazing. How about you, Brandon mass so many, so many stories of this man, so many, so many long primes them with me. It was it was great to like I’m a really good at like watching him and taking his lessons and stuff, and you know, I was. I remember after practice he was just stop the car and be like all right, run home like this will pa, you know, and I think he might have been a little little it was like very different because it was different points in his life when he could kind of help in all it. But I mean he was always there. He would tell me things like, you know, even just like hey, man, like basically, Hey, if you want to do this over here, just know that that doesn’t get you to hear like I’m not really going to stress you. I just want you to know like this this is not how to take you where you want to go. Yeah, like you he said he would instilling me like you’ve got to look at it like that, like you gotta look at and say, if I do this, is this getting me closer to my goal? And that’s where he would just say like, you know, find your goal. I think I was a little bit more like, you know, I wasn’t. I was great at sports and I could I was competing, I could play. It wasn’t necessarily like the super love. I just was like, Oh, my dad plays, I’m really good and in so like he would just kind of guide me through sports, but he would always make me work hard. He literally, you know, he would tell me what he used to do, like these hundred guys that can get a free past and his legs and he’s yeah, now we were running him that chill. Make you work. Yeah, yeah, he make you work and he’s also make you work in the yard. To like a funny I he would be like go ahead, build this fence for me, like some crazy stuff, you know, goodness and Dren, like we were like teenagers. It was that the Seattle Seahawk kind of complex in Kirkland when we hunger and we’m going there and there was a like a turf incline that I guess the play Ye after right it, and I really have the also run that as children, because it was just like it was more like he didn’t push us to do any sports, like if we wanted to, we could, but he wanted to make sure that if we showed up on the field, the field, that we had the skills to do whatever it is we wanted to do, whatever that support was. He just was like, I’m going to give you like a good foundation. You can choose to play sports or not, and I want to just make sure that if you’re getting on that field, your your you’re doing your best or you have the skills to do it. Und a nice and yeah, it’s a nice balance. I know some people say, Oh, you’re going to do this and it was like you said, Oh, you can do whatever, you do nothing. Yeah, but if you go you’re going to like, you know, do your best. So your dad was he was first drafted after the University of Washington. He made this huge, big play and the Rose Bowl. That probably took him to international fame. I can only imagine, because I remember it to this day. I mean this was huge. We were down and he caught this big interception in the end zone and didn’t he run it back for a pick six or whatever. We and start a game tackle, but it was the end of the game. It was basically show. It ended the okay, but he saved the game. Yeah, yeah, and I remember that. You know, that was that was big. And and so when he got drafted by the cults, were you guys? It was just before you guys were born. I’m trying to remember that. You know, we were. We were. He was drafted seven nine and as we was born an eighty. So, okay, our parents met in college and so they got college got it. So so it’s children, though. Your Dad was in the NFL for a long time. He played several years. So you guys lived, you know, watched him excel at in the NFL and and really go the extra mile and it’s really clear. Obviously that influence has been felt today. I’m you know, we have about a minute left. What would you say the NFL gave him as far as part of his character that took him forward? What would just who wants to start to call man? I wanted to get last, but I would say that the NFL gave him, and it be a the ability to take his to take his family where he wanted to take them, and then also just just the abilities that he had. It gave him, I’m trying to think of the word that I’m Fred of you, but it gave him ability to showcase something that he loves. Like he loved the game, like I remember him wow when he played. So Nest Be, how about you? I think it sort of gave him sort of this like confirmation that I can achieve that, like you know, all my hard work being in fl as long as I have, if you put the work in it. You know, it’s sort of like a validation that I played fourteen years because I worked my butt off to get here and I was a appreciated in the NFL like that was. So he definitely was. Yeah, Brandon, yeah, I mean I’ll I think everything they said. And it was also really a way for him to give back. He always was taking us to camps where he was having you know, I don’t think he was paid. It was just like for the love of the sport to teach other people. You know, he always wanted to help out family members or whoever he could, and I think that was his way and I think also growing up where he he was again, he just there were some stories he has that were he you know, he lost people close to him and I think that drove him to kind of be like hey, like, life is what you make it, from decisions to everything, and you know, go hard at it and work hard, you know. And Nest Big Glasgow was that Unsung Hero. He was the person that would always look for how he can help. And yet, you know, the thing is we remember him maybe as a culture, as an amazing football player, but he was so much more and we’re going to be talking about that in our next segment 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 Ay happy holiday season. In Two thousand and twenty
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Founder and CEO of Answers for Elders, Inc., Suzanne Newman proclaims often, “Caring for my mom was the hardest thing I ever have done, but it was also my greatest privilege.” Following a career of over 25 years in sales, media, and marketing management, Suzanne Newman found herself on a 6-year journey caring for her mother. Her trials and tribulations as a family caregiver inspired an impassioned life mission outside of the corporate world to revolutionize the journey that so many other American families also find themselves on. In 2009, she became the founder and CEO of Answers for Elders, Inc., subsequently hosting hundreds of radio segments and podcasts, as well as authoring her first book. Suzanne and Answers for Elders, Inc. have spent 14 years, and counting, committed to helping families and seniors along their caregiving journeys by providing education, resources, and support. Each week on the Answers for Elders podcast, Suzanne is joined by vetted professional experts in over 65 categories including Health & Wellness, Life Changes, Living Options, Money, Law, and more. Suzanne lives in Edmonds, Washington with her husband, Keith, and their two doodle dogs, Whidbey and Skagit.
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