Got another email! Boy this could get to be a habit! Actually it is no surprise for we have had ongoing contact because of the ancestry documents we’re working on.
The little surprise about this one though was, it was accompanied with a video tape. The tape showed something that I had not really followed in fifty years! My Nephew, all dressed up ready to go to London and go fanatically football crazy, a thing they seem to do quite often in England, over their National sport. Much like hockey in Canada and the States and of course Major league baseball!
Today the Soccer team from my old home town is playing at Wembley stadium! It is a championship game to decide which team gets promoted to the next higher division, and their opponent is Yoevil Town. I haven’t watched or taken interest in Blackpool soccer since I came to Canada, I know that is shameful! I guess that’s because they never show those kind of games on TV over here other than the premiership games, so it is easy to lose interest.
On top of that though, ever since Blackpool won the F.A. cup in 1953 which is now known as ‘Sir Stanley Matthews final’ .
Blackpool have over the years gone steadily downhill, which is kind of reminiscent of the last time the Toronto Maple leafs won the Stanley Cup!
I don’t get paranoid over such things, but I’m beginning to think of it as 'The curse of the Stanley’s!' All in good fun though. I am sure I will hear all about the ‘game’ long after it’s over. ~ Win or lose! So let’s go Blackpool, let’s see you do what the Maple leafs seem unable to do, ~ Take care of business! ~
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