On monday I will arrive early to Ivor Wynne with my two sons....just as i used to arrive with my Dad when i was 10 or 11 years old. Some games were preceeded by the Labour Day parade when I got my new , not really large UEWshirt and ball cap. I would pull my Garney Henley priced jersey over top and replace the cap with my 1972 Grey Cup cap.
My Dad has seasons tickets for 20 plus years in section 22 , row N , seat 1 and often i would sit on the stairs beside him after half time.
On monday my boys and I will climb the stairs and sit with my Dad for a bit (he has passed on some 25 years ago) and enjoy the view together as he once did...I will think of the times watching Mosca and Henley and Coffee and Fleming.
Then we will go to our seats and enjoy our game and our time. I hope that this labour day continues to fuel the passion for the Cats in my sons.
I will feel a loss after Monday's game..even when (and I did say when) the Cat's trounce the Argo's...loss in not being able to climb the stairs of Section 22 again on Labour Day.
Go Cats Go