Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Time out for HOCKEY!

Let's take a break from all the holiday preparations and take a few minutes for a hockey story...

I love hockey.  It's no secret that I've been a Penguins fan since waaaayyyy back when.  When?  When no one else loved them, I did!

My two favorite all time Penguins (in no particular order) are Joe Mullen and Brian Trottier. 

This past July, the mom of one of Tony's friends called him and told him she had won a tailgate party with Phil Borque and Brian Trottier and invited him to come along.

Was I jealous?  Just a touch...I told Tony that if he got Brian Trottier to call me, I'd give him $50.

He sent me this photo:

Oh!!!!!  Brian Trottier's '91 Stanley Cup Ring!!!
Ron and I were sitting in the family room, talking when my phone rang.  Caller ID said it was Tony.
"Mom," he said, "Hang on."
A man comes on the line and says, "Jan, this is Brian Trottier and you owe Tony fifty dollars."
What do you say to one of your all time favorite hockey players?  "Oh, I love you!"
He never missed a beat..."Jan, we just met, but I love you too!"

That's Tony, standing on the left...and yes, by then, I was green with envy...

But a few days later, on my birthday, Tony presented me with this...

Sigh...did I tell you I love hockey?
Okay, now back to our Christmas preparation!
God bless all y'all,

1 comment:

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

My youngest went to a hockey game Tuesday night! :)