Subject: You Never Know Who You'll See at Church Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:48 pm
You will only know who this is if you are a Red Wings fan or a big hockey fan, but Kirk Maltby was at our church today for his children's baptism (the kids were not too happy about this at all ). I never even knew they attended our church, but my mother-in-law noticed their name in the church bulletin with the baptism announcement and the pastor confirmed it was him. Kelsey was acolyting for the service, so she was up at the alter.
Subject: Re: You Never Know Who You'll See at Church Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:43 pm
When I was growing up there was a boy a few years younger than I who attended our Sunday School. I remember him because he had a different name, it was Curtis. One winter Saturday we had a family winter fun day at the farm of one of our parishinor families. They had a pond and the boys, along with my mother, were out there playing hockey. Curtis was the goalkeeper and he was really good at it. Curtis really didn't attend SS very long but I always remembered his name. We were cleaning the storage room out many years later and found some of his artwork with his name on it, Curtis Joseph. Curtis grew up and played in the NHL. I'm not sure where he started but he did play for the Toronto Maple Leafs for quite awhile. My mom was always proud to say that she had shot the puck on him when he was little. After leaving the Leafs he played with the Calgary Flames and then retired. He has always lived in our area, in the town that I work in. This summer my co-worker noticed him in our drive-thru coffee line. He has visited us at work many times and we asked for his autograph. He came back the next time with a stack of cards and I told him about my mom shooting agains thim when he was little. My mom is 81 and is still playing hockey. I think he was amazed at her and he signed one of his cards for her