The Things You Find In Old Photo Albums

Now that my dad has been placed in a home I’ve been going through his old photo albums and finding certain pics I’d like to keep. And in doing this, I discovered the photo below of me, which I didn’t know existed, and which was taken at the same time as the one on the right of the page that I’ve used on this blog since day one.

I’m about six in this picture, and as it is today, I loved my Habs. In those days it was the Rocket, Harvey, Plante, Beliveau, Geoffrion, Blake and the boys, and with all my heart I dreamed of someday being a Montreal Canadien, scoring a big goal and waving to my mom and dad in the stands at the Forum. 

It was all I ever thought about. Me, a member of the Montreal Canadiens, winning Stanley Cups and having my own bubblegum card and swelling with pride as I donned the magical, mystical sweater.

Nowadays I’m just content with dreaming of being owner/stickboy.

8 thoughts on “The Things You Find In Old Photo Albums”

  1. Dennis, as a father, I can sense your Dad’s proudness as he took this photo. Especially the priceless part about the skates on the grass. I’ll bet he thought that priceless. My daughter does stuff like that when I take photos of her and I find everything she does as priceless too. Pretty cool.

  2. Ahhhhh….so cute! And it’s beautiful that you remain a Habs fan despite where you live. You are a loyal man – a terrific virtue!

  3. Marjo,thanks. It never mattered where I lived or live, and it’s been a lot of places, the Habs stay in my heart.

  4. Thanks, Mayo. I had the one photo but I never knew about this other one. I said “holy shit” when I first saw it.

  5. I love that picture of you Dennis. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    The playoff pairings remain undecided as of this morning.

    Buffalo beat the Flyers 4-3 in OT last night which means the Habs could either play the Bruins or the Penguins in the first round depending on the outcome of tonight’s game.

    We have the same points as Buffalo and the same number of games played. This is where the tie-breaker keeps us in sixth place…

    “The greater number of games won, excluding games won in the Shootout (NEW for 2010-11). This figure is reflected in the ROW column.”

    And since Buffalo has more shootout wins than us they stay in 7th place.

    And that pesky Carolina team that just doesn’t give up now has control of the final playoff spot after beating the Thrashers 6-1. They squeezed the Rangers out, at least for now. The Rangers have a do or die game this afternoon against the Devils and the Canes must not win if they hope to get in.

    Here are the standings from and if you go to the bottom of the page there’s an explanation about the tie-breaking procedure.

  6. Danno, either way I don’t mind. Even though Pittsburgh still has a fine time, they’re without Crosby and Malkin and they can be beaten. Boston, I don’t mind at all either. So bring’ em on! And by the way, Danno, the school kids video is fantastic and I really meant it when I said it’s my new favourite. I just love it and good for the teachers or whoever for getting it together.

  7. Ooooops! My mistake.

    If we drop to 7th by losing to the Leafs and Buffalo beating the Blue Jackets tonight what happens is we meet the Flyers, not the Penguins in the playoffs.

    Either way, bring ’em on!

  8. Bring ’em on, Danno. We gotta go through them all anyway. Of course no one will give them a chance and that’s fine. We’ll be the underdog all the way through and maybe after they win it all, some non-believers might become believers. Until then it’s Habs and Habs fans against the world.

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