Stanley Louis Thompson
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What will you miss most about Stanley?
As for Stan's tradition of desserts on the breakfast table, that harks back to our grandparents and aunts in Nova Scotia from where both our mothers emigrated. A half-dozen types of cookies was a common offering on that table. Ted Haartz (1st cousin)
Do you have a favorite story about Stanley?
Then one time, the ice cream plant got some extra chocolate, but it wasn't enough to make a full run. So, the plant manager let a few workers have these enormous 5 pound blocks of chocolate. My grampy was one of the lucky workers who got to bring one home.
Well, that block of chocolate helped make my dad, his sister and his brother really popular for a few days! 😄
And to add on to Holly's story from Allaire, what is totally hilarious now but definitely WASN'T funny then, was that after begging and begging Grandpa to get us those hot dogs... I absolutely hated mine 😂😭. After all that whining and begging and groveling and waiting in line, Grandpa had to put up with that curveball. I've always been a special kind of pain in the neck. We talked about that story just before father's day and he was cracking up with us.
What did Stanley dislike?
What were Stanley's guilty pleasures?
All through our lives, dad watched sports and claimed he just wanted to see a competitive game. He never wore any team gear or even admitted cheering for any club......until the Red Sox finally won the World Series!!
The very next day after their Series clinching victory, my non-partisan father pulls out a brand spanking new Boston Red Sox hat.....Where did that come from?! There is no way he could have bought one that morning.
He casually remarked that he'd had it for awhile, but never in my life did I see that hat until after their Series win.
I brought it up a few days ago and he still swore he was actually a Boston Braves fan growing up. I don't know about the Boston Braves, but I'll tell you, you can take the boy out of Boston, but you can't take the Boston out of the boy.....even after almost 70 years of living in NJ.
What were Stanley's favorite TV shows, movies, books or music?
What made Stanley laugh?
What did Stanley love?
What's your favorite picture of Stanley?
What crises has Stanley faced?