This is Derry Mann, a regular reader and commenter on this blog. Derry and his tremendously friendly and beautiful partner Linda were spending the night in Powell River before jumping on a barge and heading over to nearby Savary Island, the Hawaii of the North. These two come from Mackenzie, BC, and if you ever want to go there, just jump in a car in Vancouver, head north, and you’ll arrive only ten hours later.
We drank a lot of beer, talked, laughed, discussed Carey Price and Bobby Orr, Guy Lafleur and Wayne Gretzky, and solved Habs problems. Great fun. I’m also blaming him for the hangover.
Derry’s son is now doing a six to nine month tour of duty in Afghanistan and we all wish him godspeed. Shots have already been fired in the building next to him, which is way too close for comfort.
Derry and Linda are salt of the earth and it was a terrific evening at the local watering hole.