Here’s a review of Mr. Hockey: My Story by Gordie Howe I wrote a couple of years ago. I spoke to his son, Mark, shortly afterward, only to learn he hadn’t actually read the book yet! I can’t imagine, however, there was anything in the book his son didn’t already know.
Rest in peace, Mr. Howe!
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On May 8, 1991, my neighbors, Joseph (12) and John (11) Augustine died in a car accident on the corner of Route. 29 and Crestmoor Drive.
I didn’t find out until I got home from school when I got a phone call from a local reporter who asked me for a comment. It was the first I had heard of it and needless to say, I was upset. (Years later, I learned of another death from a reporter who called me.)
Today, it’s been 25 years since it happened. Their parents still live in the house next to the one I grew up in, where my father still lives.
Here is the original Washington Post article.
Rest in peace to my uncle Vincent Bell.
November 27, 1946 – February 19, 2016.
Great uncle, great father, great man.
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I’ve been a fan of original film scores for a good part of my life – so much so that I’d buy them on CD and listen frequently.
I was extremely saddened when James Horner died in a plane crash back in June.
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I’ve been scanning more family photos recently and came across many of my great uncle, William Sumner, who died in a plane crash during World War II, while on a training mission in Florida.
He was the middle brother, in between my grandfather Harry (died 2007) and my great Uncle Joe. Before the war, William was a pilot for Pan Am. He had a fiance. He died June 17, 1945, while my grandfather was fighting in Europe. My father was named after him.
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