Had a wonderful visit today from my old pal from Toronto, Ted. Here in Ottawa with his family… wife Manuela and son Jonathon, all the way from Switzerland!
So easy to lose touch with old friends… Ted and I used to attend Toronto Maple Leaf games together when we were about 10 years old. We’d take the bus and subway all the way to downtown all by ourselves, finding ourselves part of the huge throngs of folks filing in and out of the Gardens. I hate to say it but at the time the tickets cost all of $2.50 each up in the cheap seats where we were.
We both attended Saint Marks and then Saint Felix for grades 7 and 8. At that point my family moved to the Markland Woods area of Etobicoke and Ted attended a different high school then I did. So we lost touch, until we happened to meet briefly while attending Humber College about 35 years ago. It was great to see him then, but a rare gift to have him here all the way from Europe to visit our place in Ottawa (very interested in art). A fantastic guy, great wife and son and what a friend to think of me after all these years. Keep in touch, Ted! Hope they open a driving range in the Lugano area some day so you can get your swing going.