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my name is monica but now i'm better known as nana. i have recurring dreams about faraway places and wild animals running free. i love to create with paper, food and yarn and i love to share snippets of my life.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I miss my dad:(

Today would have been my dad's 86th birthday and we all miss him greatly.So I would like to share some of his greatness with all of you. The things I most remember are how he used to let me watch him shave and help him splash on his Old Spice cologne. With the skills of a master chef, he taught me how to make the best Chef-Boy-Ar-Dee pepperoni pizza. He LOVED my children so very much and I know he would have absolutely adored his great grand sons. Those are some of my memories but he is known for much more than that. Rest in sweet peace daddy. I love you.
"Elmer Roland "Rollie" Miles (February 16, 1927 - August 17, 1995) was a professional football player for the Canadian Football League Edmonton Eskimos. Miles played offence (running back), defence (linebackerdefensive back), and special teams (kickoff/punt returnerpunter), during his eleven career with the Eskimos. Miles is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, and the Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour. In November, 2006, Miles was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players (#48) of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN.[1]Rollie Miles was one of the most versatile players in history of the CFL during his eleven-year (1951 to 1961) career with the Edmonton Eskimos. As a defensive player (linebacker and defensive back), Miles intercepted 38 passes for 547 yards. As a special teams player, Miles returned punts (finishing with 279 punt returns for 2,085 yards) and kickoffs (88 returns for 2,131 yards), and punted on occasion. On offence, Miles was often found in a backfield with such CFL greats as Jackie Parker, Normie Kwong, Johnny Bright, Bernie Faloney and Don Getty, he could run or pass on the option with skill.
Selected as a CFL Western Conference All-Star eight times (three at running back, three at defensive back, two at linebacker) Miles was also named the Eskimos' team Most Valuable Player three times.
Miles played in five CFL Grey Cup championship games, winning three during the Eskimos' dynasty of successive Grey Cup titles in 19541955, and 1956.[3] Miles played in the famous 1954 Grey Cup game with separated ribs, but still helped his underdog team win that classic game.
Miles was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1980. The Eskimos added Miles' #18 jersey to its Wall of Honour in 1983. The City of Edmonton named the Rollie Miles Athletic Field in his honor."

1 comment:

Sue~tsnbjj said...

Such a beautiful man. My heart just breaks for you that he is no longer with you Monica. Dad's just really hold a special place in our hearts, don't they? My dad died when I was only seven but the few memories I have of him are etched in my heart like he is still with me. ((warm hugs))Sue

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