We Jumped

We Jumped Proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Ski Museum of Maine and the Maine Ski Hall of Fame This book is a trip through memory lane of two brothers Bob and Tom Remington who along with their

  • Title: We Jumped
  • Author: Thomas Remington Robert Remington
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Ski Museum of Maine and the Maine Ski Hall of Fame This book is a trip through memory lane, of two brothers, Bob and Tom Remington, who, along with their father, Clarence Rockin Chair Remington, grew up ski jumping This recounts ski jumping in Maine, New Hampshire and surrounding areas during the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s, tProceeds from the sale of this book go to the Ski Museum of Maine and the Maine Ski Hall of Fame This book is a trip through memory lane, of two brothers, Bob and Tom Remington, who, along with their father, Clarence Rockin Chair Remington, grew up ski jumping This recounts ski jumping in Maine, New Hampshire and surrounding areas during the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s, through the eyes of the two brothers They discuss ski jumping history, including prolific and not so prolific ski jumpers, locations of ski jumps, along with years of recalled stories and important memories I believe that history becomes important to us as we age My mother recently gave me her writings from many years ago It told of her childhood, and the times in which she lived were fascinating My father passed in 1975 at the young age of 51 At 26 years in age, I didn t realize how much it would have meant many years later to know about him and his childhood and experiences before my time Several years after his passing, Mom told me about his days in skiing She told of an exceptional four event skier with an amazing gift in the cross country event He won races by minutes He was unbeatable as a racer at Andover High School He was offered a scholarship by UNH and was to be the roommate of Ralph Townsend and Ed Styrna Townsend went on to become a member of the 1948 US Olympic Nordic Combined team, legendary coach at Williams College, and was inducted into the US Ski Hall of Fame in 1975 Ed Styrna, the legendary track coach at UMaine, an outstanding track athlete, received his induction into the Maine Running Hall of Fame in 1999 When our team traveled to Williams College for their winter carnival in 1972, Ralph Townsend sought me out when he saw my name on the start list He asked me if I was one of Clarence Remington s sons I was not surprised It happened frequently How is Rockin Chair he asked I said, Good, as always I didn t know Dad would live only three years Forty years later, I regret that I didn t have the foresight to realize that one day I would want to know every little detail associated with his times How did he get his start in skiing What did he use for equipment Who coached him How did he train And, of course, each of these questions would lead to many Why didn t he accept that UNH scholarship He fell in love, got married, and raised a family He never looked back Did he ever regret his decision If he did, he never show it What you are about to read comes from what my brother and I could remember of our days in ski jumping After months of pondering, we decided that we wanted to provide a feeling for what it was like growing up on skis in Western Maine in the 1950 s, 60 s, and 70 s In so doing, we chose ski jumping for it was a passion filled sport which is sadly missing from the lives of our youth in the 21st century In this day of enthusiasm for extreme winter sports, why isn t ski jumping part of that culture in the winter wonderland of the state of Maine Though I am a retired teacher and ski coach at age 66, I have not yet considered working on my bucket list but when I do, I know of two items that will be on that list 1 I hope this book sells millions of copies All profits of the selling of this book will go to the Ski Museum of Maine We need to preserve our history 2 Before I pass I would like to stand beside the outrun of a ski jump in the great state of Maine with many of my ski jumping peers and witness a ski jumping competition We thank you for your donation to the Ski Museum of Maine and hope you thoroughly enjoy your journey into the past.

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