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The Good Lord


As far as I can determine, Lord Stanley of Preston was interested in three things during his time in Canada:

1) Hockey.

“I have for some time been thinking that it would be a good thing if there were a challenge cup which should be held from year to year by the champion hockey team in the Dominion (of Canada). There does not appear to be any such outward sign of a championship at present, and considering the general interest which matches now elicit, and the importance of having the game played fairly and under rules generally recognized, I am willing to give a cup which shall be held from year to year by the winning team.”

Note: “in the Dominion (of Canada).”

2) Trees.

“Lord Stanley threw his arms to the heavens, as though embracing within them the whole of one thousand acres of primeval forest, and dedicated it ‘to the use and enjoyment of peoples of all colours, creeds, and customs, for all time. I name thee, Stanley Park.”

3) His voice.

“A recording of Lord Stanley in 1888 may be the oldest known recording of a human voice to still exist.”

I have to commend the Good Lord, who found three ways to immortalize himself without doing much of anything. A Queen-appointed Governor General of the People.

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  1. COLM
    June 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    NOT OVER YET !!!

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