The Things I Find In My Closet
January 6, 2010 in Montreal Canadiens, NHL playoffs, Olympics Tags: Buzz Aldrin, Calgary Olympics, Che Guevara, Empress of England, man on the moon, Michael Collins, Montreal Forum, Neil Armstrong, Ottawa Nationals, Pierre Trudeau, Richard Nixon, WHA, Winnipeg Jets, World Hockey Association
I pulled this out of a box in my closet the other day. It’s just a few little things I’ve held on to over the years.
There’s a “Nixon For President” button, which is funny I suppose because I never liked the dirty rotten scoundrel. Did anybody?
A button/ribbon for the journey to the moon in July of 1969 with Neil Armstrong and the boys.
A plastic spoon I saved from the ship, Empress of England, that I took from Montreal to Liverpool in 1969.
A gum cigar that says “Win with Dick.” Nixon again, sorry about that.
A Russian Habs pinback that looks like an ordinary pinback except that’s it’s Russian and it’s old.
A Habs Stanley Cup pinback from 1986.
A pinback showing Pierre Trudeau giving the finger.
A nice metal Forum pin.
A 1987 playoff ticket stub from the Forum, a game I was at involving, I think, the Quebec Nordiques.
A Che Guevara pinback made from leather.
A WHA ticket featuring the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Nationals sometime around 1974.
A couple of Forum matchbooks.
A Habs/Oilers pin when they played an exhibition game in the 1980′s for charity in Ottawa.
A couple of 1988 Calgary Olympics pins.
And a beautiful handmade silver Habs pin my ex-brother-n-law had made for me for Christmas many years ago. I miss my ex-brother-in-laws.