Hubris, hyperbole, hope and hockey

Illustration by Malcolm Jones As summer wanes and autumn beckons, millions of Canadians of a particular persuasion get ready to board the annual nine-month, 82-game roller coaster. That is the lot of the hometown hockey fan, especially if you carry the torch for a certain Toronto franchise decked out in blue and white. Every year it’s the same. When the...
  • Humour Hunt

    June 21, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Rev. Clifford Waite of Oakwood, Ont., says his father, Company Sergeant-Major C.F. Waite, was a drill sergeant with the 48th Highlanders for many years. “All right, you dummies, fall out,” he once ordered. The company fell out with a clatter, except for one man. “Well?”...
  • Humour Hunt

    June 16, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Les Williams of Winnipeg, recounts: The Bonaventure had just berthed astern of a huge American carrier in Norfolk, Va., and one of the Bonnie’s crew was having a drink in a nearby bar when an American sailor came alongside. “Say, Canada, you on that baby...
  • Humour Hunt

    June 14, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    This sea story is from Vince Leah, also of Winnipeg: During the Second World War operations in the South Pacific, an alert Royal Navy destroyer scooped up a U.S. sailor who had fallen overboard from his cruiser. The grateful American captain sent over a huge...
  • Humour Hunt

    March 29, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    This sea story is from Vince Leah, also of Winnipeg: During the Second World War operations in the South Pacific, an alert Royal Navy destroyer scooped up a U.S. sailor who had fallen overboard from his cruiser. The grateful American captain sent over a huge...
  • Humour Hunt

    March 17, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Here is a story from R.E. Crumb, Berwyn, Alta.: A German officer, travelling home from the Russian Front through Poland, shared a train compartment with three Poles–a pretty young woman, an elderly woman and a man. The train entered a tunnel and in the complete...
  • Humour Hunt

    March 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Pat Roberts, L.A. zone commander in Kamloops, B.C., reports on a roasting of Mike Boscott, zone commander, at North Thompson Valleys Branch in Barriere. Bob Campbell recounted that Boscott once lamented on seeing a truckload of fresh sod being delivered: “I wish I could afford...
  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. ...
  10. 24
FREE SHIPPING on orders $75+
Shop Now