Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Happy 50th BDay Wayne Gretzky...
Its very hard for me to believe it, but the picture shown in this post was taken in 1981!!! Almost 30 years ago Old Man (or should i say Young Man) Robb met the Great One! Ok in 1981-82 while living in Edmonton, Lenny takes me to see the Oilers kick the tar out of the Colorado Rockies (aka The New Jersey Devils) and we waited after the game....and waited...and waited...and then finally the G-Man came out dressed in his fur coat and best Styx haircut and this photo, which is still framed and in my room to this very day, was taken. Then Wayne chatted to me a bit, got in his Trans-AM and left this little grade 4 with a huge smile on his face. By the way, he signed my game program too, along with Fuhr, Moose and others (That i also still have!)
Sadly this ended up between the spokes of young man Robb's bike...sigh..bye bye $$$ :(
In other Bday news today is Eddie Van Halen's 56th BDay...i wonder if Sammy Hagar will send him a BDay card?