I received an email from one of my students inviting me to her mother’s office. An unusual request. She was wondering if I would like to go . . . and if I would be open to giving her a ride . . .
The crux of the invitation was that there was going to be a particular object there the next day . . . the Stanley Cup.
Was I a fan?
Would I like to see it?
I am not a fan . . . but I am celebrating adventure this month . . . so I was in.
First, the office. I am a fan of architecture and design, and we were headed to Carpenter & MacNeille. “Carpenter & MacNeille designs, builds and restores beautiful homes throughout New England.” They have been featured in Architecture Digest, New England Home and Kitchen Trends. The office itself once was a trolley barn and it has a rich history.
I am not a Boston Bruins fan per se . . . in that I don’t follow hockey. But I do celebrate when Boston teams perform well, as I love our city, and I am thrilled that they won the Stanley Cup.
This event helped me to understand a bit more about the cup . . .
The Stanley Cup is the trophy awarded to the winners of the National Hockey League Championship. There is one cup, a new one is not made each year to be handed out. This cup is held by the winning team until a new champion is found, and then it is handed off.
Each champion team name, players, coaches, management, and club staff are all engraved on the trophy itself. And a relatively new tradition is that each of these players, coaches, management all get the Stanley Cup for a day (this began in 1995). And this is why the cup was at my students’ mothers’ office . . .
When we arrived to see it, we found all these cuties posing in front of it . . .
Lots of things have allegedly happened to the Stanley Cup while in the hands of players . . .
- it has been stuck at the bottom of a pool . . .
- been urinated in . . .
- been lost . . .
- children have been baptized in it . . .
- and it was taken apart, and carved upon by more than one player . . .
according to this article
No craziness on our day . . .
But it was an adventure for this girl . . . and I am intentional about always being up for an adventure.
Updating as we go . . .Day 1: About Intention Day 2: About Adventure Day 3: Challenge – Community Event (Hayride) Day 4: Challenge – Use Groupon (Daytrip) Day 5: Challenge – Find Event on the Internet (Art Show +) Day 6: Challenge – Head to the Local Fair Day 7: Flashback Friday – Andrew, Liza Day 8: Challenge – Celebrate with Family