Fleming ©2020

My father introduced me to 35mm slides, which is what these images are. Slides were initially intended for projection onto a screen in front of a large audience. And, in the ‘60s and ‘70s, a large audience is what my family was. Five kids, Jill next door, Mom’s relatives, and anyone else who made the mistake of approaching our porch, we shared our slides like Reg Fleming shared his hockey stick — in your face.

One of my fondest memories of my father is how he trusted me, at a very early age, with the handling of these delicate film products. Even though he was the primary photographer, and he funded their development, Dad always made me feel like those slides belonged to us all.


David Ward authors books like The Lost 10 Point Night and Bay of Hope.

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  1. Just trying to figure out who that recipient is on the Bruins wearing #4? Reg Fleming played for NYR from 65-69. If this is the 65/66 season it would be the second last person to wear #4 for the Bruins, Albert Langlois. If this is from 66/67 season or later it is Bobby Orr but it doesn’t look like Bobby.

    1. it’s bobby, tim. 🙂

  2. It occurs to me that I am drawn into this photograph because of it’s imperfect aspects. My memories of my life (as I think back) are also imperfect and play out in my mind with similar fuzziness and similar colours (to this photograph). Viewing the picture leaves some of my thoughts unresolved as do my memories leave some of my thoughts unresolved.

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