It was 1984 and Prince had released his new song, “Purple Rain.” My stepson, Rocky Pinheiro, played on the varsity football team at Fresno High School.
His dad, Don, loved to go to the games and cheer his son on. “Purple Rain” was played at all their home games and Don got so into the fun that he had purple shirts made with “Purple Rain” printed on the front.
Hearing that Prince had died brought back so many memories – some happy, some sad. Rocky’s dad passed away in 1986, but “Purple Rain” lives on. Good luck to the 2016 Fresno High football teams.
Cathy Pinheiro Mikkelson, Fresno