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James' First Trophy

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At the Swansea Hockey Association banquet today, James received his first trophy.  Sure, it was a participation trophy, but it was still a trophy.  He was very proud.

His Dad, rushing to get him to the banquet after swimming lessons, almost dropped him off at the wrong place.  I had it in my head that he was to be at the Swansea Town Hall at 11am, but a kindly old gentleman there suggested I head over to the Legion instead.  Then, when I walked James into the Legion hall, it all came back to me.

It was the same room in which I received my one and only non-participation hockey trophy.  I was playing for Sam's Auto Repairs and they were announcing the winner of the Most Improved Player award.  Not in my wildest dreams did I expect to hear my name called, but that's exactly what happened.  I made my way up on to the stage to receive my MIP trophy in front of the entire league and I remember thinking that maybe I wasn't as bad as I thought I was.

We had a little fun with James' first trophy where I relived that moment by putting on his jersey and hoisting his trophy.  It's fun reliving your good memories though your kids.

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