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The Lady with the "Tide Eye"

This is an assignment for JN 325, taught by Dr. George Daniels and APR News Director Pat Duggins

Tide Eye/Sarah

Football season lasts only a few months, but one Alabama fan sees crimson 365 days a year. APR student reporter Sarah Rumfelt explains...

Seventy-year-old Tuscaloosa resident Mary Farr lost her left eye in a plane crash 40 years ago. She was forced to replace it with a glass one. However, this roll tide lover didn’t get just any glass eye. She got a crimson eye with Bama written across. When asked why, Farr said “Why not”. Farr is about as Bama as it gets. She says she has no orange in her house and her family once owned the famous Waysider restaurant. Her middle name is even Bama, named after her Grandmother whose name was Alabama. When people thought she couldn’t add any more crimson and hounds tooth to her life, she proved them wrong. Farr will be sporting her Bama inspired eye at every game this season.

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