Following a visit today to my ailing nephew at the Henderson Hospital, my wife and I decided to go to Tim Horton's on Concession St. Upon entering the parking lot, I spotted a car sporting a Ticat license plate and several decorations of Ticat emblems, miniature mascots, etc. Much of the car was autographed by Ticat personnel.
When I saw this car, I naturally became excited at the prospect of finding the owner and perhaps having some football chat over a cup of coffee. Picking out the owner was instantaneous for me when I spotted a Ticat Jacket over a chair with a lady seated there and another lady sitting across from her. Since the table next to them was empty my wife and I sat there and further noticed that the lady with the team jacket had all kinds of other ticat goodies attached to her person. She had medallions, crests, etc. and I therefore smiled at her and said Oskee wee wee. She smiled back, saying, "your a fan?" and I said, "indeed I am" and the conversation went on from there.
It turned out that I was speaking to Pat Schlegel the vice president of the Tiger Cat Fan Club. What a fine woman she is and what great football knowledge she possesses. She occasionally makes entries to this site and is as strong a fan as I have ever come across. We exchanged many views and to my delight shared many opinions of the present team and the future.
Pat's husband passed away a short time ago and she exhibits great strength and courage in picking up the pieces and getting on with her life. She, her friend, my wife and myself had a very warm visit and I would look forward to seeing her at future games, or maybe, I'll just have to join the fan club which would likely be a good idea for many of the stalwart fans on this site. This gal knows her stuff! :thup: