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


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    Wow, just wow. thanks for sharing.

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

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    Wow is right.
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    Wow. Thanks so much for the link. I can't believe she and Colledge didn't speak for 45 years.
    In my spare time, I like to interview figure skating legends.

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

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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.

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    What a stunning article,

    Lorraine Hanlon, US Champion, 1963
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAgX3cxW1qQ

    Much more about the aftermath of the crash for Lorraine, and others:
    http://www.boston.com/sports/package...ts_of_fate.htm

    Her later career:
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefa...graphy_67.html
    Last edited by skatesindreams; 02-09-2011 at 12:18 AM. Reason: to add infornation

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    Thank you skatesindreams for your interesting additions to the story.

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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!

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

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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.
    "Once you've skated together long enough, and you're really good friends, you can close your eyes, put your hand out and she's right there." Joe Dolkiewicz, 2011 US Novice Pairs Bronze Medalist

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    This is a beautiful read. :')

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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.
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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.

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

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

    Thank you too skatesindreams for those wonderful links!

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    wow. just, wow.

    intense.
    Last edited by viennese; 02-09-2011 at 01:49 PM.

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    thank you SO much for the link, that was really, really interesting!!!

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