Allen Stanley Signing My Leafs Jersey

Allen Stanley played for many NHL teams including the Toronto Maple Leafs (1958-1968). Four time Stanley Cup winner, including the last cup The Leafs won. After retirement from hockey, Allan and his wife Barbara owned the Bee Hive Hockey School Complex near Bobcaygeon.

I had also brought a metal Shirriff coin with his picture on it. In the 1950s, Shirriff Salada gave away coins with of NHL players on them in their food packages. He was shocked to see it and wondered where I had got it. I told him I bought it in an antique store. He just burst out laughing and said something along the lines of how that dated him. We got a good laugh out of that. Maybe I shouldn’t have said “antique store”

Eye of the Tiger

Not the song.

A while back my sister asked us if we could wash a large tiger blanket for her because the place we rent came with the most awesome washing machine. It is huge! My mom told me to come in and see what she what she had found when she opened the lid to put it in the dryer.

I wondered what horrifying thing awaited me there. Check it out:

What a nice surprise. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving

Many of us did not celebrate the way we would have liked to. Still, I am grateful to have shared the day with my sister and her family. We are in each others bubble. She lives here in Bobcaygeon.

We had Thanksgiving poutine this year. Believe me when I tell you stuffing, aka dressing, takes this dish to a whole new level.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. One day things will be back to normal and we can be with our friends and family again. That will truly be a day to be thankful about, right?

Kelly from “Greetings by Kelly” made the Thanksgiving Cracker in the photo above. Such a talented person! She has a website showcasing all her hand-made greeting cards and gift supplies that you can visit here.

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