Three Things That Made Me Happy

I was walking through the grocery store parking lot in the centre of my small and slightly isolated west coast town of Powell River when I saw a guy wearing a Hamilton Bulldogs jersey putting groceries in the trunk of his car. 

Out of curiosity I went up to him and asked if he was a Habs fan, which of course he was, and I mentioned I had a Habs blog he could read if he was interested. Turns out he reads it often.

So I was happy.

The other night I ran into a guy who cheers for the Vancouver Canucks (although he says they’re overrated), and he’s a guy I always enjoy having chats with because he’s a friendly and interesting fellow. He’s now retired from BC Ferries and he and I joke that we were the two hardest workers there. He told his lovely lady sitting beside him that I have this blog, he reads it every day, and he likes it even though he’s not a Habs fan. “I mostly read it because I like the comments,” he told the two of us.

And it made me happy. I think.

And one final happy thing. What did I do to record the moment before VCR’s and PVR’s and PC’s? I grabbed a camera and took a picture of my TV with Serge Savard holding the Cup high after a Stanley Cup win sometime in the 1970’s.

It’s not the greatest of pictures, but there’s no question I was pretty darn happy at the time.

8 thoughts on “Three Things That Made Me Happy”

  1. Hey Dennis,I will agree with ya there,I always say hello to fellow Hab fans I may see walkinh in the mall wearing a Montreal hat or sweater.I find I can get into some good conversations about hockey with these folks,and yes I’ve told many about your blog as well.Now ,as for the Canucks,they do have a good team this year,although ,according to their fans ,they are winning the cup every year.I can’t see it taking place this year.

  2. I will never forget how proud i felt that morning after meeting mr.kane walking with his lovely wife. it is always an honor to meet another hab fan.. i want to thank-you for sharing your knowledge on your web-site of the worlds greatest hockey orginaztion. As for the vancouver canucks we all now what happens to them during the playoffs..

    Go Habs Go

    “The Dog Pound”

  3. Brad, that’s awesome! I love that you have a Bulldogs jacket, and likewise – it’s always an honour to meet another Habs fan. Thanks for coming on and saying these nice things, and if you feel the need, have your say in the comments. You’re absolutely welcome aboard.

  4. Derry, I think when we see another Habs fan it’s sort of like seeing a member of the family. That’s how I met you – on the ferry and you wearing your Price shirt. And thanks for spreading the word.

  5. Hey Dennis,The OPP are cracking down on speeders heading into Toronto . For the first offense, they give you 2 Maple leaf tickets. If you get stopped a second time, they make you use them.

    Q. What do the Maple Leafs and Billy Graham have in common?

    A. They both can make 70,000 people stand up and yell “Jesus Christ

    Just thought I would enlighten your day a bit. I remeber that day ,when I met you on the ferry,we were heading to Savary for a week or so.

  6. Seeing a photo of a Canadien carrying the Stanley Cup makes me happy.
    How many other people would have thought of taking a photo of their TV?

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