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A Tip of My Hat to Tim Thomas…

By —— Bio and Archives--January 31, 2012

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Good morning guys, how is everybody today?

As today’s title suggest, I would like to “tip my hat,” to Tim Thomas, a goaltender and the MVP of the series for Boston Bruins, who won the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. Am I a hockey fan? I wasn’t, but am now, at least for the time being.

Living in Florida, I’ve just never followed ice hockey even though Tampa has a team. Hockey just never seemed to interest me, and don’t ask me why. Mainly I believe because as kids, Lake Kissimmee never froze over allowing us to ice skate. LOL! So with no applied knowledge of the game, I never “got into” it!

Tim Thomas did something that inspired me number one, and by doing so, he became not only an inspiration, but a role model. Not the type where I feel through his play he became a “hero,” or “folk legend,” as a Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Bart Starr, Tom Brady, Willie Mays, etc., but by simply standing up for his beliefs. Believing in the difference between…right and wrong! Thank you SO much, Mr. Thomas! To me, you ARE, a great American!

I read about Mr. Thomas in my latest issue of “Sports Illustrated,” and although I had missed his “stand” earlier, I was enlightened by reading this short commentary.

By Mr. Thomas being a member of the Boston Bruins, and by virtue of their winning the Stanley Cup, they (the Bruins), were invited to the White House through an invitation extended by, President Obama. Mr. Thomas declined the invitation.

Only hours after the Bruins’ visit, Mr. Thomas issued his statement in regards to his refusal of being part of this visit. Through his Facebook page, his explanation for his refusal was on these grounds, and I quote…”

He believes the federal government has, “Grown out of control,” but that he felt both parties are to blame and that “this was not about politics or party…This was a choice I had to make as an individual.”

A little more of his statement was made by “The Los Angeles Times…”

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Note to Readers: There are a few things that Dub doesn’t know but one thing he does know is that the word ‘Riding’ (as in Riding Out the Recession) is spelled with a ‘g’ at the end.  But Dub not only walks the walk, but speaks like he is: down home, true blue, and plain speakin’ country folk.

Dub and Deb are both native Floridians, live in Central Florida, and run a small business as well. They have five children, and seven grandchildren.

Both love to cook, love to laugh, grow a garden, and generally try to “aggravate” most anyone around them basically…all in good fun, of course!

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