Yup. I admire how tasteful and understated it is.
Re Canada. Congratulations to our brothers across the seas. My favourite tale of Canada is the time I went round the Steam Whistle Brewery and kept drinking. Ended up at Hooters. That was a good day.
First - Happy Canada Day to all Canadian Arrser's . And to all Canadian Forces currently deployed in harms way.
Just sent emails to my Canadian friends and my wonderful Canadian godchildren. (just hope they don't blind each other with firecrackers!!)
Second - Must be a special Canada Day for Canadians with HRH's Prince William and Princess Kate visiting. I saw the Governor General and his family greeting them on TV and looked to be a wonderful event.
Ruckerwocman - just love that pic of Tim Thomas kissing the cup. No one deserves it more than Tim. Awesome goalie. BTW For the record, Boston does have more Canadians on their team than Vancouver. Vancouver has a lot of Scandanavian players like the Sedin sisters (Oh, they're male??, sorry, watching them play I thought they were girls<grin>)
Travelgall - Cup started as the bowl on top. They kept adding to the base for names of the winners.
Of course Lord Stanley donated The Cup shortly before he became Earl of Derby. Could have been the Derby Cup but that sounds like a horse race. The current earl's teenage son is the current Lord Stanley.
And I hope Canadians will excuse someone from Boston being excites about The Cup.
Happy Canada Day to us. It is being made better by having Royalty in the form of Will and Kate to celebrate with us, they are absolutely delightful. Also, the combat mission for our Canadian troops have ended officially today. Last Canadian combat troops leaving Afghanistan - CTV News It will be good to have our troops back in Canada and out of harms' way (mostly). Whether the war was worth it will be decided by others more knowledgeable than I.
As far as the Stanley Cup is concerned, here in Calgary, we can't stand the Vancouver Canucks. It may not have been very patriotic but many of us were actively cheering for the Boston Bruins and are very glad that they won. I am with you re the Sedin Sisters. Punched 6 times and no reaction? You call yourself a hockey player? Shame!! I love Tim Thomas, he is just great. We had to choke and cheer for Luongo last year at the Olympics. Glad we won the Gold Medal but no way we would ever cheer for him again. Also we hate the Canucks even more after their stupid fans rioted in Vancouver. Gave all of Canada a black eye and made us a laughing stock of the world. Idiots.