Happy Easter Mom–Thought of you a lot the last week!

Well, someone once said, when a family member dies, the year becomes a year of firsts. 

  • First Christmas without mom
  • First Easter without mom
  • etc, etc, etc.

Jake’s first ever Atom AAA hockey tournament, the Bedford Oktoberfest tournament started with Jake playing his 1st game against Halifax Hawks, and then Mom died that night.  (He won the game, BTW)

We didn’t tell Jake that morning, as was backing up Zach for the next game.  We wanted him to have another experience before we left for Newfoundland.

Appropriately so, we we left for Newfoundland the next day with me leaving earlier that day….

5 months to the Day almost, Jake’s playing in the Provincials, against the Bedford Blues.  It’s the Semi-finals, to get to the Championship game.   Jake played great.  2 – 2 in overtime, and Luke Baldwin skates down the left side to take a shot, and amazingly in went into the net.  I do think Mom pulled the goalies glove down a little, but that would be just weird right!


Later that day we won the finals, and now we are Provincial Champs..  It’s been quite a year, and I can’t tell you how proud I am of Jake.  He’s grown so much!  I haven’t been to a lot of his games this year, as I’ve been either with Dad, or away, but he’s been a true leader.  Maybe being Captain of his football team as helped here, I’m not sure..  All I know is that his Nanny would be very PROUD, and I’m sure she’s sending lots of love his way!

Highlight of the Tournament for Jake, was this SweetGlove he made during the tournament..  Mom would have had tears in her eyes..

Sweet Glove at the Provincials for Goob31

While visiting the Macdonald’s the other night, Ken handed me a Nice clip from the Chronicle Herald.  To get to the Tournament of Champions, we had to be beat East Hants.   It was 4 – 0 for Tasa, and jake earned another Donut!


Mom would have had this on the Fridge, and a copy in one of her Many Albums.. 

Here we are now, and it’s Easter.  It was a beautiful Day, the Springfree Trampoline is out, and lots of Kids sounds in the backyard..   Dad wandered out, and enjoyed the SUN, and listening to the kids playing in the backyard.  

And in case if anyone was wondering.  Jake is still the Backflip King!

5 Backflips for Goob31

Crazy, how your life changes in 6 months!


Dad sporting his new Easter Jacket..  Mom would say, Aub, don’t get that dirty! 

I was cleaning up dad’s files, and getting some things ready for the Tax season…  Came across this note from 1951.  With all Jake’s hockey, Dad keeps telling Jake, I played hockey for 40 years…  but this note is a good example of that I guess.


And it’s a good example of how MOM KEPT EVERYTHING!

We had a Great Easter Supper, and Gertie cooked an incredible Dinner..  It was nice, as it was just our small family..  Leftovers will be GREAT Today..

Happy Easter Mom, and we are doing our best down here, without you.  We never forget!


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