Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thoughts and Prayers...

... go out to Gordie Howe and his family.  From the Detroit Free Press:
Gordie Howe — the hockey legend and giant among Detroit sports figures — has suffered a severe stroke that has his family rushing to his bedside in Lubbock, Texas.

"I feel like this is his final lap around the rink," Murray Howe, one of Gordie's three sons, told the Free Press tonight. "I'm guessing that he's not going to recover ... but then again, he's about as strong as they get. If anybody can do it he can."

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Gordie Howe, the Detroit Red Wings legend so synonymous with his sport he became known as Mr. Hockey, suffered a stroke Sunday morning, one day after enjoying a pleasant stroll in Lubbock with Azia and Lahna. Gordie has been staying in Lubbock with his daughter, Cathy, and sons Mark, Marty and Murray started hurrying Tuesday to join their sister, and in all likelihood say good-bye to their famous dad.
More details at the link above.  Get well soon, Mr. Howe.

8 comments:

  1. Now this is a regret. He was one of the legends I thought would never die. I'll join you and wish him a speedy recovery because that happens nowadays after prompt treatment of strokes.

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  2. Will start the prayers and good thoughts. The man is a legend.

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  3. Gordie is just one of those guys you figured would always be there. Heck, he was still playing hockey in his 50s. . .

    Prayers for him and his family. . .

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    1. Heck, he was still playing hockey in his 50s. . .

      That alone is a MOST remarkable achievement. I never got to see him play, coming to the game as late in life (1985) as I did.

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  4. Kids have been taking turns watching him for the past few years. Mickey had some kind words and shared some memories during the broadcast the other night.

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    1. I saw Mickey's commentary; it was good.

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