What Gets You There, Won’t Keep You There

Brad Budde and Ed Budde

ADVOCACY / My father was 17 and my mother 16 when I was born. I am proud they are still married 53 years later. Growing up with parents who loved each other and remained married is an essential part of my life. In 1963 my father was a first round pick from Michigan State to the Kansas City Chiefs, I was 5. One of the highlights growing up with my National Footbal League (NFL) father was attending practice with him every Saturday morning for thirteen years. During the drive to the Chiefs Stadium we had great conversations. We spoke about life and the game of football. Like most fathers and sons, our conversations were short and to the point.

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