That's where I've seen some of the drunkest people in my life (and I have not been sheltering myself!) the party animals were alive and well in Labrador that's for sure! Not too sure how well they would have been the next day...I know I had aches and pains...'nuff said.
I think what bothered me most about those tissue flowers was that when they got wet (which was always in the snow!) they got all yucky, reminding me of goopy snotty tissues! Ugh! They looked gross! However, for a few brief moments the floats looked fantastic...before the mucus
We were all in the one place in those towns. All we had was one another and lots of times we did not mingle but on those occasions when we did, we realized we were pretty much alike! One thing I did learn from hanging with the French is that you do not want to hear me speaking my 'Pool Hall' french after I've had a couple! Who knows what I'd say...probably buy a car in Fermont or something!
This actually happened fairly often...not the climbing out the window part (although I remember a certain fellow...who shall remain unnamed, that climbed out during class one time!) But the jumping off the roof part. Yep, we just leapt into the highest point of the drift and that was that. It was actually quite frightening when you sunk over your head in snow and it all closed in on you! I remember swimming towards the direction I knew was the way to the edge of the drift! Sometimes nasty business!
Yes, I know that we didn't' have far to walk and even though there were no buses everyone dressed warmly...but really, unless some awful winter storm was blowing through (like a once in a hundred year storm), we were gonna get our education. Perhaps that's why we're all such brilliant grown ups...wait, what do you mean "what do I mean?"!
Yeh, often wondered about that! That's where a kid from Sculpin Tickle became aquainted with the old saying 'It's hard to hit a moving Target'!!
Let's face it. Nancy Greene was the Bee's Knees! If you were a kid into racing back then in Canada she was the pinnacle of success! Nancy set the world of ski racing on fire as far as Canada was concerned. She blew them away at the World Cup and continued to do so for ages! The League got kids across Canada into the gates ...she inspired the Crazy Canucks! To this day she is responsible for many of the developments in Canadian Skiing.
Years later I actually saw her several times when I lived in Alta Lake (Whistler) BC. That's where her home is...one of them anyways. I was ski bumming at the mountain one winter and famous residents were everywhere! How cool is that? (At this point my kids only look with blank faces...they don'k know that in my day that was like seeing 1D on a regular basis!!)
How hard indeed! I'll soon be through my first year memories of Smokey Mountain and then will cover other aspects of Labrador...and the relation with Sculpin Tickle. Thanks for reading!!
True dat! When you went up that side of the mountain the inclines were nearly vertical in places and it was only your groin that had a grip on the poma...Your hands held tight only to steady your fear! The old lift would jerk and pull as people got off at Tower Fourteen and you could always count on the lift stopping when you were around Tower Eighteen! There was barely any snow covering the exposed Quartzite rock but you couldn't tell that until you went over it, tearing up your skis. Also, there was nothing quite like the blast of subzero wind that hit you when you crested the top. The last thing that wind encountered was the glaciers on Baffin Island I think! And yet, we loved it because that was the way to get to 'Lover's Lane' but that's a story for later on. I'm soon going to have to leave skiing for a while to cover the loads of other things going on at the time.
Honest to God, some of the funniest moments of my life were watching friends wipe out. I know, it's awful, but in those days we didn't think about anyone getting injured. It was all in good fun! I too provided amusement for the by's from time to time. The particular instance that inspired this gag was at the base of the '45' when one of the by's was showing chicken me how to jump..." like this!!" We still laugh about it...well, I still laugh and he still calls me an asshole. hiho.