Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Remembering Dad - - -


My Dad played major/junior in Ontario, carded to the Boston Bruins.

Anyway, this cartoon really reminded me of Dad's power and strength. He was only 5'10 1/2" but solid muscle. When he checked someone, they kind of ended up like the cartoon.

Seriously, Dad said he'd stop in his tracks and let a player hit him rather than flatten the guy - especially if the other player were of a slighter build.

One time someone asked if he knew "such and such" an NHL player - Dad smiled and said he'd run into him once in a while - they didn't get the pun.

According to BIL, my Mom watched her first game and said, "I married a monster."

I wish to clarify, Dad did not play dirty, he played tough. He coached in later years and every time a fellow was hit, skating with his head down, Dad would say, "He'll keep his head up next time."

Missing both you and Mom at this Christmas season. Love Jean

9 comments:

Granny Annie said...

Jean, that is a beautiful post. Your blog heading is fantastic!

JeanMac said...

Thanks, Granny. Merry Christmas to you!

sheoflittlebrain said...

Granny Annie sent me, and I'm glad she did.. lovely post..thank you:)

Chatty Crone said...

Merry Christmas to you too.

JeanMac said...

sheoflittlebrain - your name makes me smile every time I see it.Thanks for checking in.
Christmas greetings to you,too, Chatty.

david mcmahon said...

My Dad played hockey - but field hockey, not on ice.

Like your family, mine was also touched by Alzheimer's.

JeanMac said...

Hi David, welcome! This AD will be stomped out but sadly, not in time for my man.Thanks for checking in.

Jeanne said...

Love and hugs
Thanks for your visits and kind words.
Love Jeanne

Nancy M. said...

I wanted to wish you and your family and the family coming in (2 sons) a
wonderful and blessed Christmas and New Year!
What a blessing you have shared with us as your day to days journey of your life. It seems to me you have a wonderful spirit of determination and strength as you go about your days and a sense of humor! Dont we all need that? ha

Happy Holidays!