QUAD CITIES (KWQC) – It’s not Wrigley, and it’s not Chicago. But tonight as some in the windy city empty their pockets to enjoy the World Series one Cubs fan traveled to the QCA for what she says is the ultimate Cubs World Series experience.
“I didn’t think that I would ever see the day,” said 97-year-old Marion More while finishing dinner at Circle Tap in Davenport Friday night.
It’s a day he has been waiting for, for decades.
“I’m a Cub fan, I’ve always been a Cub fan as long as I can remember,” More said.
And now that the Cubs are finally seeing their World Series spotlight, More is happy he can share his joy, with someone close to his heart.
“Then of course when Jan comes out from Chicago just especially to be here so we can enjoy our cub game tonight,” More said pointing to his daughter sitting across from him.
The East Moline man’s daughter Janice Bouchard has been a Chicagoan for three decades. But this weekend she’s cheering on the cubs from right here in the QCA.
“It’s a father and daughter moment that I may never get again and I’m not gonna miss it,” Bouchard said.
She said she drives to the Quad Cities to visit her dad often. And with a Cubs World Series weekend unfolding there’s no one else she’d rather share the experience with.
“I wish I could have him there today for this game, but I’m so grateful that I can sit next to him and watch it,” Bouchard said.
And despite being more than 150 miles from Wrigley, Bouchard said she’s feeling plenty of Chicago spirit.
“I brought the Chicago Tribune to show him today how excited our city is, and I see its translated here immensely,” she said.
Now the two are looking forward to a weekend full of memories they couldn’t get back in the windy city.
“What could be better than watching the World Series with my 97-year-old dad,” Bouchard said.