Unaccustomed As I Am…
I’m rubbish at articles, but I do this for Mahe. He is due a holiday. And I love him to bits on here.
It’s more of a prompt for you folk. To tell us about the times you have met Celtic players.
I know I have said this before but my granny’s cousin was Jimmy McGrory. A hero.
I was going with the Boy’s Guild to Celtic Park in 1967. After we had won the BIG Cup. My father said to me if you meet Jimmy McGrory remember to tell him who your granny is.
Mr. McGrory was the meeter and greeter that day! I dutifully spoke to him and said “my granny is…….” He looked at me and said “that’s nice son!” Patted me on the back.
I think they were close relatives like you meet at funerals!
Do you remember The London Road Tavern? Big Yogi used to stand outside it. (I think he owned it?) By the time I got of the bus I was brave enough top say hello. He used to play for Shotts Bon Accord I reminded him! He laughed. After a while he used to see me approaching and smiled at me. “Hello Jim!”
But even better, when I got inside the Tavern an old bird had took a liking to me. She worked behind the bar. It was about 6 deep at the bar. I would walk in and she would shout ” A Pint of Heavy Jim?” Everyone would turn round and give me daggers!
Then there was Paul McStay. 1998 I think. I was working for a sportswear firm. He came into one of our shops with his wife and a baby in a go-chair. I was wanting to go up to him, give him a manly hug and ask for his autograph. But I thought no! He probably gets pestered all the time. But he smiled at me on the way out. I think he remembered me from the front of the North Stand.
I can’t tell you how many Celts I have saw at sportsmens dinners. Everybody go up to talk to them. I didn’t. Too shy.
My biggest regret was PC Lustig. I loved that guy. Everyone was going up to get their photos with him.
Please tell us your stories about meet ups!
Today’s article was brought to you by JIMTHETIM53,aka that namedropping git! But he has put out the challenge to us all-which celebrities have met in your time? C’mon,spill the beans!
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