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Friday, January 01, 2010

New Traditions Are Rare........

.....don't you agree? But the NHL Winter Classic is a gem. I am not a hockey fan but I watched the whole game today when the Flyers played the Boston Bruins in an OUTDOOR game at Fenway Park. And I watched the whole game last year and the year before.

Here is what hockey great Bobby Orr had to say about an outdoor game........."You'd leave home in the morning and your parents would say, 'Be home before dark,' and we'd come home if we were cold or hungry," said Orr, who skated to centre ice before Friday's game with [Bobby]Clarke as honorary captains. "That's how we learned to play the game. We had lots of fun, just our friends. We might go to the school rink or any place that we could put a puck down or any [surface] that was cleaned off, we would play."

How many other celebratory, lasting traditions have humans created in the last 10 or 20 years? Not many IMHO. Most of our traditions are over 100 years old.It's nice to see a new tradition begin! Just think, it will only be about 95 years old in the year 2100.
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