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Happy First Fathers Day!

by Deanna,
For my husband’s first Father’s Day, 24 years ago, I sent a letter and a card with a self addressed envelope and asked Walter to please sign and send it back, so that it would arrive in time for Fathers Day.

I was very disappointed when Father’s Day arrived and there was no card from Canada’s Hockey Dad. I heard all the stories about how nice he was and I’d met him a few times and he casually knew my husband from his work as a teacher at North Park Collegiate, so I was really shocked, but, he of course wasn’t obligated to return my card.
Fast forward to a few weeks later and the card arrives. My husband opens it to find that not only had Walter signed, but Wayne had signed it also. Walter must have kept it waiting for Wayne to come home and sign it too. We still have the card and the wonderful memory of the surprise of seeing both W Gretzky signatures.

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