Even If the Roof Is Falling Down by Lorraine Hanlon Comanor, 1963 US Ladies Champion

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  1. Iceman

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  2. skipaway

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    Wow, just wow. thanks for sharing.
     
  3. barbk

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    Thanks for posting that link. That is a powerful memoir.
     
  4. Wyliefan

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    Wow is right.
     
  5. manleywoman

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    Wow. Thanks so much for the link. I can't believe she and Colledge didn't speak for 45 years.
     
  6. Frau Muller

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    This is an amazing story. Thanks for tipping us off to it.
     
  7. kwanette

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    I was speechless after I read that. Talk about a rough coach and a skating mom..
     
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    What an amazing memoir. Just wow. :(
     
  9. skatesindreams

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  10. Iceman

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    Thank you skatesindreams for your interesting additions to the story.
     
  11. Cal Girl

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    Best line of the entire article was the last line.

    "And after that I began living an ordinary life."


    Because nothing in skating is ordinary!
     
  12. karen

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    That was an amazing story! Thank you so much for sharing it.
     
  13. Yazmeen

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    I am stunned, a bit tearful, and very grateful for every moment I have ever spent on the ice after reading that. Thank you, so very much.
     
  14. JamieSix

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    This is a beautiful read. :')
     
  15. Coco

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    um, was there a story behind her going 1st to 4th between 1963 and 1964? That's a lot of movement in that day and age.
     
  16. neptune

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    That's kind of a long article, but it definitely sounds interesting. Can anyone please give us the Cliff Notes? :) A few sentences would be more than fine.
     
  17. Rottie

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    I'll add a wow to the pile. Thanks for the story and the links.
     
  18. Sasha'sSpins

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    Thank you Iceman-what an amazing memoir. It's brilliant!

    Thank you too skatesindreams for those wonderful links!

    Forum won't let me rep either of you for another 24 hours but will do when I can! :)
     
  19. viennese

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    wow. just, wow.

    intense.
     
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    thank you SO much for the link, that was really, really interesting!!!
     
  21. olympic

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    Didn't Tina Noyes and Peggy Fleming emerge as Seniors in the '63 - '64 season? Tina Noyes was still competing as a novice in '61. Maybe, you had a situation where some incredible talent emerged into the US Sr. Ranks just in time for the Olympic season....
     
  22. gkelly

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    Yes. Noyes was the 1963 US junior champion, and I believe Fleming was also a junior medalist that year?
     
  23. Lacey

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    That was a beautifully written interesting yet so very sad story.
     
  24. manleywoman

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    It's worth reading the whole thing.
     
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    Also Carlo Fassi. While the :judge: have their job and the :sasha1: theirs, Ms. Colledge didn't mention the coaches' job -- off ice.