Monday, December 17, 2007

The Days of Our Youth



Back in 2005 we had a 30 year reunion down at the Avenue F hockey court. This was a little something I gave out to the guys. The man who was in charge of the league back in the 70's and 80's was a fellow named Fred Allen. The get together was in his honor because he passed away earlier that year. Fred gave up so much of his time for us, making sure we always had a place to play hockey. I remember sometimes it was so cold ice cycles grew from the bottom of my goalie mask during a game. And there was Fred with his "Long Shoreman's" wool cap trying to blow the whistle for an off side pass. Except the ball inside the whistle was frozen to the metal so it made no sound. Oh, the little things in life that make me laugh after all these years.

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Ron Lopez
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6 comments:

Pete Liria said...

Great story - still gets me every time I read it. I close my eyes and I'm back there again....

Pete Liria said...

Great story - still gets me every time I read it. I close my eyes and I'm back there again....

Anonymous said...

Thats the way it was back then, it's great that you mention the names of these guys, I came frome over on east 8th, and knew Mike Beagionni, Billy Webbster, the Quinnlans, Sean Gorman, Tracy. Small world gets smaller with the internet, do you think we'd be the same if we had this back then? I kinda doubt it. Will

Anonymous said...

Thats the way it was back then, it's great that you mention the names of these guys, I came frome over on east 8th, and knew Mike Beagionni, Billy Webbster, the Quinnlans, Sean Gorman, Tracy. Small world gets smaller with the internet, do you think we'd be the same if we had this back then? I kinda doubt it. Will

Anonymous said...

Thats the way it was back then, it's great that you mention the names of these guys, I came frome over on east 8th, and knew Mike Beagionni, Billy Webbster, the Quinnlans, Sean Gorman, Tracy. Small world gets smaller with the internet, do you think we'd be the same if we had this back then? I kinda doubt it. Will

Anonymous said...

Thats the way it was back then, it's great that you mention the names of these guys, I came frome over on east 8th, and knew Mike Beagionni, Billy Webbster, the Quinnlans, Sean Gorman, Tracy. Small world gets smaller with the internet, do you think we'd be the same if we had this back then? I kinda doubt it. Will