(by Mary Ann Peluso) My 94 1/2 year old mother Victoria Peluso who lives with me in Colorado Springs is a HUGE- HUGE- HUGE fan of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos! She actually prays for them each night in her prayers. I would love to see her win this contest and also have an opportunity to meet or talk with Peyton Manning. It would be a dream come true for her!!!
I have had many people tell me this would make for a good story too. I would so appreciate it if you could help this happen for her.
She served our country in WW2 as a riveter. She is one of but a very few "Rosie the Riveters" left today. She also witnessed the Hiddenburg blimp crossing over her home as a teenage in Ohio. It crashed in New Jersey not long after.
She has 7 children (I am #5), 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren! Please consider her as a recipient to win this contest as I am convinced that she is the biggest Bronco and Manning fan. I am sure it would make for good reading!
A fun observation is that Victoria was born June 19, 1919. She lived at 999 Snyder Street in Akron, Ohio. Akron Ohio has 9 letters. Her favorite # is 9. Peyton Manning's jersey is #18 which equals 9!