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In Topic: Gordie Howe/Ted Lindsay Rift

05 June 2011 - 10:56 PM

That's awesome, I've met Ted a few times in the past few years and he has been awesome. I asked him if I could get a picture with him and he handed me one of his gloves from the 50's and wrapped his arm around me. I also got to meet him with my 7 year old nephew a few months ago and he couldn't have been more pleasant. Needless to say my nephew was a bit intimidated, but Ted laughed and joked with us for a few minutes. I asked him to sign my photo and add "Terrible" in front of his signature, and he told me that he isn't terrible at all but did it anyway. Fans in Detroit are lucky to have a guy as great as him as one of their legends. Mr. Lindsay still looks amazing for a guy in his mid 80's, but Gordie on the other hand seems like he's going downhill quick. I hope they can mend things up sooner rather than later.

Also, on a side note, I know Ted has family in Grand Rapids and I was wondering if you guys ever get out to any Griffins games. It'd be fun to see him do a puck drop on opening night or something like that.

Yea we do have family out in GR...I'm not too sure if they really make it out to a lot of games. My grandparents rarely go out that way, the fam usually goes to them. He is turning 85 this July and we are all planning on getting together for a big party! Im glad that you think so highly of him, he is very nice and I'm sure he was very glad to meet you. I am from CT so we go to see him twice a year and go to wings games when we go. When I'm with him he is just Grandpa...but those few times that we go downtown he is treated like a celeb...I sit there while he signs #7 books and the stories I hear brings the biggest smiles to my face. And the stories he tells me are crazy. It makes me really proud to say he is my Grandfather. I am also happy to say that him and Gordie have patched things up as much as they can. Especially since Gordie's wife died...he knew how important she was to the family...and Gordie is, like you said..going downhill quickly. They used to be best friends! Gordie would tuck my Mom into bed sometimes when he was staying over their house...crazy how things got out of hand, but im glad that they have finally talked it out.

In Topic: Gordie Howe/Ted Lindsay Rift

05 June 2011 - 03:21 PM

<!--quoteo(post=1757862:date=July 25, 2009 - 04:10PM:name=wingfan1991)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (wingfan1991 @ July 25, 2009 - 04:10PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1757862"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->was just watching that too on the NHL Network.. ah the memories <img src="http://www.letsgowin...IR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

as for the Howe/Lindsay feud.. they seem pretty cool nowadays when they are either introduced or together in some sort of manner. talking and shaking hands etc..<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

false. my best friend's grandpa is Ted Lindsay. He confirms they hate each other to this day.

As well, i have a production line photo with Lindsay and Abel both having signed it. Howe refused to sign the picture because they had signed it already.
(side note, Abel signed my photograph 3 days before he died. Ted Lindsay took my picture with him over to his house when he was signing it. Lindsay went to visit Abel because Abel was feeling "under the weather")
Which makes it even more of a shame Howe wont sign it.

I realize this is a long shot but I would like to know who your 'best friend' is...Ted Lindsay is my Grandfather...sooooo that means your best friend is my cousin. WHO?!!!!!!!!!!!!