Back in the
day the only people that had team jackets were the players and management.
Obviously the team jackets were a precious commodity in the junior hockey world.
This circumstance reminded me of a funny story.
I grew up in
a humble environment and our toilet was in the basement in a five-gallon pail.
Therefore we had to take out the honey just like taking out the garbage. My
dad had given one of our Dauphin Kings jackets to Nobby White the honey wagon
driver. Nobby was a very important man in our community if you get what I mean.
One of my
chores around the house was taking out the honey on Monday mornings. If I
forgot to take out the honey in the winter I would let it freeze outside and
then melt it in the house on Sunday night.
standing on my driveway one spring morning and Nobby pulls up with the honey
wagon. It was a nice spring day in Manitoba with the temperature at about 20 above. Nobby stops the tractor
and proceeds to take off the Kings jacket. As he was taking of the jacket it
fell into the honey. Nobby grabs a one of my old hockey sticks and is trying fish
the Kings jacket out of the honey. I said to Nobby forget about the jacket I
will get you another one.
replies to me, I AM NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE JACKET,MY SANDWICH IS IN THE POCKET.