Thank you #5
Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:33 AM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:18 AM
I'll never forget the time I met you in Chicago. There you were, with Mathieu Schneider and Brett Hull walking through a downtown mall. We'd flown in from Texas to watch you play that night. There I was in my Red Wings' sweatshirt with absolutely no paper to get autographs. I just kind of stood there watching you walk by, as I groaned out loud. You turned back, smiled, and said "No paper, huh?" And then of course you walked on with Schneider and Hull. I was beside myself. We wandered around listlessly for a few minutes and then decided to hit Bloomingdales. There you were - the three of you in the men's outerwear department, looking at scarves, gloves and hats. So I literally begged for some scratch paper from the saleslady, while you patiently waited and all three of you signed. And even though I felt like I was looking into the face of God, I managed to ask you if there was a holdout (it was about 3-4 years ago?) were you planning on coming back? And you just smiled and said "We'll just have to wait and see".
I feel so blessed that out of all the Red Wings I've loved and watched since '94, you were one of the three I got to meet in person. And one of my all-time favorites. Thank you, thank you, THANK you. For everything. But especially for the kind of memories that will be with me till the day I leave this earth.
"He even ate with women who at that time were accorded the same status as the family donkey. Are we willing to break bread with, say, child sex slaves, transgender teens and undocumented workers? Because when Jesus comes back to Earth, that's where he'll be hanging."
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