Graeme Decarie shares the following story:
Elmer Lach died at 97. Elmer Lach, centre for perhaps the greatest line in NHL history with Toe Blake for left wing and the rocket for right wing. I remember the day I met him, and actually had a conversation.
I was twelve years old, and a caddy at Marlborough Golf and Country Club. just west of Belmont Park. I had been waiting outside the clubhouse for my owner to come out and pay me (as much a a dollar if he gave me a tip.) He was late because he couldn’t find me. At last, he did. And just as he paid me a man stopped, and said, “So you found your caddy?” I recognized immediately that this was Elmer Lach.
“Yep. Here he is.”
Lach grinned at me, and said in a strong voice, “Hi, kid.”
I was silent for a moment, looking for le mot juste. Then, at last,
“Hi”, I squeaked.
[End of text from Graeme Decarie]
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