I decided to make an audio of this blogpost because I have such fond memories of this day. Have a listen or scroll down to read it.
The photo above is from 1992 when the Blue Jays won the world series for the first time.We’re standing on Bremner near Navy Warf facing south. I just got off the phone with mum as I was confirming a couple details about the day since I was only 10 when it happened.
In the photo L-R are my sister, Bronwyn, Carly (Bomb Girls), Paige, and me. Our mums were taking classes at a school in Cambridge that day when they looked at each other and said “what are we doing, we should be there!” after hearing the Blue Jays parade was happening in Toronto.
So, they each went to sign us kids out of schools (we were at different ones), met up, packed all 5 kids in the car, and drove to Toronto. We were there pretty early and got a spot at the front just outside the Skydome near gate 10.
Now that mum mentioned it, I remember a police officer waiting there with us. She said crowds started to form and we got moved to the front of the group near us where the office stayed most of the afternoon. He looked at our mums like they were crazy, there were NOT many kids there. AT ALL.
The parade went on forever and I remember seeing Roberto Alomar, Kelly Gruber, Joe Carter. It is one of the most fond memories of being a kid. The next day I went to school and told all the kids I was at the parade. I remember feeling cool and everything thinking mum was cool too.
When I chatted her just now she said:
“Life is about creating memories”
She always instilled this in me, reminded meto stop and smell the flowers, draw, write things down. She was always encouragung my creativity and I’m forever greteful to her for that. THANKS MUM.
I REALLY hope they take it all the way this year and we can COME TOGETHER for the parade. Sending all my good vibes for the Jay’s first playoff game since 1993. GO JAYS GO!
⚾️ ⚾️ This should get you pumped if you’re not already! ⚾️⚾️
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