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He was great off the ice, too...
Subject: First Oberlin Alumni Ice Hockey Game - 3/18/06
"Wow! What names are resurfacing after so many years! Me? I'm afraid I'll be on the Left Coast at that time and will be unable to make it (although I'd be game in another year). Anybody seen Tay Vaughan? He was great off the ice, too, rebuilding an old '48 MG in some garage off W. College St., I think. What I remember best was the day he tried to start the sucker by jump starting it on Elm St. Ripped the bumper right off the front, swearing like a madman. Some codger on a porch, observing all this, was laughing his head off, until Tay cursed him out as well!"
...Doc Fast, Class of '66
When my mother died, I found a file folder in her cabinet labeled "Tay," where she had saved clippings and papers from my childhood and youth. She had kept other files, too, for my brothers Chris and Todd. It isn't this news clipping that catches my eye but, always with a stab of loss, it's mom's familiar handwriting -- that simple motion of jotting the date and slipping this paper into her file -- that jumps at me. I know exactly what she was thinking when she did that: In my own cabinet, now, I have long kept a folder labeled "Lizzy."