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 answer for elders radio. As we are celebrating the one and only nest B Glasgow, former NFL players Seattle, Seahawk, Indianapolis, cold and university of Washington Husky, and I am here with nest be’s three adult children, who is in the call, Nesby and Brandon, and all three of you. We have been talking about Nesby’s life and growing up and who the person was that came forward, and there’s few things that I’m thinking of that you guys really talked about. He never stopped at road blocks. It pretty much you know, if he had a road block, he would find a way to get through them. I think that’s one of the things that kind of is coming through, and the other thing is is he would demand more of himself than people expected. I think is another talking point that I’m getting back and the other thing is is I would say he was a huge influence over the three of you. I mean it’s really clear. There’s a lot of DADS out there that we’re kind of absent or missing. That wasn’t your dad. He was he was involved in building you to be the individuals that you are and certainly talking about nest be as a dad. I guess I would love to nest be. Do you want to start and tell us a little bit about your dad, you know, as a dad, you know your relationship with him? Yeah, he was always like I just like as much as you know. They talked about there a practice and stuff. I do. I mean I remember times, Remember whom teaching me to ride a bike in the front yard and just, you know, him just pushing me in this like you just sort of just pushed me and let go and and in, you know, I fell and he was just like, I know you could do it. It was just a weird like way you said it and then next time he pushed me, I’m ride my bike. It was just like he would always have like this way of like this commne effect of saying something and you sort of just like being able to recognize whatever he’s saying and then just do it like a like we talked about earlier, like primary pain and stuff like that we’re getting injured and he would just have a common, effective way of saying something and you just knew, okay, everything okay, and then we just, you know, go do whatever that was we would do. But yeah, he was always like a he coached me like you know. I think like two of my times, playing football and baseball, he was like a coach, always there. One time actually he was all three of the coaches birth seahawks players, which is was was crazy. When we were in little league. It was in like he always his coach. This hard he always was. He was just always, you know, there in these weird moments when you like me to them, like we’re, you know, just the perfect timing, and it was just always I just always knew that. Like if you when we have a talks, it was always like he just it’s hard to explain this comedy. Sometimes we’re talking to you and you would just get it, you know. Yeah, I can only imagine, too, that your dad is as a father just for who he was. He probably raised you early to think globally, think of community from day one. Would would that be an accurate description? Oh, yeah, call, yeah, it is. Oh No, I was just going to say. Yeah, we were all we were in the boys and Girls Club, like like commercials. We were doing boys and girls stub stuff, like I think, like let me, me and my brother were in doing boys and girls stuff, I think, for we were always around the boys and Girls Club, always uniting with that volunteering. Yeah, all the things. Like he just it was always important if you have the time and ability to give you do it, and kind of said kind of stuff on the witten as we said that same interview. I talke about earlier with his mom, like he’s always on your team, like even if he has to tell you did something wrong, like he’s on your team in a way that I think I like a lot of new parent who both talk about now. Like he knew that then. Like he was his rowdy football player who could get loud. He was the life of the party. That at home he had the ability to be this like calming guy who talked directly to you and what’s going to help you with your problem and gave really good, thoughtful advice. That was that was unique to different to each of us, because we’re all, for through three different people, and so it wasn’t like he always gave like a cooty cookie cutter answers, like he knew us well enough to give us the answer and have the faith enough for where we were at and that that’s an amazing and it was fun too, as I got older, start going to some of these events with him where he was donated as time, and like see that he was giving that same energy like two folks that he like, sometimes barely knew, but it was just like that. If you were in his presence, he was present with you. Hmmm, and that’s a gift for somebody to have that kind of presence with with you, to be able to to really support you to be the best person you are, not necessarily what he thinks you are, and I think that’s a lot of parents have been. I know, especially in my age group, I’m older than you. I’m your Dad’s age, or actually older. Think them. Your Dad would have been. I was born of fifty six, so I think he was a found this one year. Yeah, I I’m just going to say so. I mean I know in my generation, which she certainly was a boomer. You know, we have different we have different quote unquote values in in other words a way we do things, and it’s a lot stretch. We have to realize that you guys did different generation. You know, you grew up as an exer, you know, or wire and certainly jen x and Jen why they’re they’re very different individuals, right. They had and they have different types of values. So I I can only imagine the fact that he was so expansive in his knowledge to support each and every one of you, that he would take that out into the community all the time and see the potential and others. And you know, I equate that too when he would go on visits to twelve days of goodness, because he would say thank you the seniors which were, you know, in their S S, you know, S S s. He would say thank you for cheering for him. He had this amazing capacity to care, and that’s really, I think, who your dad was, Brandon. What what are your thoughts about that? Brandon? What are you? Yeah, I mean, that’s that’s right at the APP hear me. Yes, I can hear your sir. Ye, you know my thoughts on him. I think the biggest things are inspiration, you know, said from a young age. I’ll never forget him coaching this basketball team inner city, Indianapolis, and you know, getting them together and they were cool because we’re super young and I remember that the older guys like, you know, kind of talking to us and like, you know, my dad like having to coach them and figure it out, but it was a joy for him to show up for those kids. You know, I remember a meeting people, like in the Super Bowl, I think in San Francisco. He came out to visit me. I was out on the bay and we met these guys and this guy used to play with him in the way he pulled me aside and just like nest be’s like man like, like you stood up for me back in whatever and this and that. He’s like, and you know, he’s just like I mean anything you guys need. He worked for Nike and I remember this Guy’s being like here, here’s all this stuff, but so from inspiration, like you really touched people. I’ve met several people. I was at an airport in Seattle and a guy him my id and he’s just like wait a minute your as we clam what who are you? I was like on his son and he’s like man, your dad was a legend. Like this is just did cross. He’s like, I used to watch him. I Love Your Dad and and that always like that struck me like like wow. And I have, you know, a guy to Hubert random like wait as be like I played against him just like. But that was one thing. But the other thing that he always that I watched him and I always took was overcoming adversity. And when he was in college he played in the senior bowl. He actually I think he like broke his ankle or something attery Shatterday. So shattered it and he thought he wasn’t going to go to the league and he goes back to California and he’s basically souking and he’s on the out and depressed. I think he almost said he was going to he might, he might, he said Sat I was going to turn it to a drunk like it was bad. I was down bad. And his mom came in and looked at him one day and she gave him that look in that speech that only a mother away or she could do, like if you want this dream, you better get your butt up and you better go get it. And from there he went and he got it in. And you know what, for that, like we’re blessed because like that moment. Maybe she doesn’t say that we’re back where he is, you know, like it changes everyone’s lives and and the thing we can do for our children now other people that were able to touch and and you know, obviously his story goes on more from that. So overcome, diversity, inspiration and, you know, just given back. We’d like huge, you know huge, and that’s really a metaphor to what’s been going on with this pandemic. You know, we’ve had faceto adversity. We’ve looked for the bright spots in a very dark time in our in our life, and certainly with racial quality being threatened, which is is just overwhelming to me, and all the different things that he faced. It’s like this is an opportunity for us to really show the goodness and the the amazing things that there are people out there like your dad. They don’t talk about all the good that they do, but they do a lot and I think one of the things that, you know, we can gather from this is an amazing opportunity to showcase somebody that really has gone above and beyond an especially during the time of the pandemic, you know, and that was your dad. He was just like okay, well, we’ll figure this out we’ll move through. Will do whatever it takes. And I remember one time we had a senior center call him and he was on the golf course and they called him and they said, nes be, you know, I would love to have you come. You know, we have a situation, I don’t remember what it was, and he left his golf game and went directly to the senior center because they they were at somebody had asked about him or I don’t even remember what it was, but I got the report back for the senior center. It’s like, you know, that was what was so amazing about him. He always put himself last and to support other people, and I would say that’s the person that I knew. In Our closiness segment. What would you give one word that would describe your dad and Nes b? Why don’t you start kind I guess every tough. I mean I’ve had one word is. There’s a lot of words. He’s he’s definitely a unique person with definitely tough. You know, he was definitely tough and so uniqueness. Yeah, he yeah, he was definitely he was unique. I mean this is this whole thought press us this on stuff is to me like just for the the for his age to be like the way he was thinking about things as always different to me and it helps me now, even now, just like just always. But yeah, he definitely just a super tough guy all at all times. Brandon, you pushed, Oh man, you know, the only thing that I can I don’t want to sound like he he was, he was. He was a hero to people that I really you know, when I talked with family and other people that were able to really witness his growth, and I mean also outside of me, but like the like you said, the way they speak, you know, he was definitely a hero and inspirational inspiration like to them. So it was so, you know, US, Nicoll dedicated, like, whether with the game or the family or any cause that was. But I love her like he was going to give it off, dedicate. Love Him. So, everyone, we’re going to talk about the nest glassol essence work and our next segment in right after this. 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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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