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by Paul on 11/13/11 at 12:23 PM ET
Randy Miller of Flyer Files at the Courier Post has a great interview with Mark Howe.
Some of you may know Gordie Howe is my idol and sometimes I have to understand Gordie is no longer in the prime of his life and is now 83 years of age.
Q: How is Gordie now?
Howe: “The last couple of years we’ve taken Dad out of the home to be with the four children. We all kind of take turns having dad go here and there, but we enjoy having his company. We found that Dad does his best when he’s out in the public and interacting with people, so we try to keep him out there, but also give him some rest. And in the course of that, Marty books some fishing trips that he and dad can enjoy, and if it’s in the summer time, then I get to enjoy. Marty has done an outstanding job helping dad with
everything that he needs.”
Q: Seeing some of Gordie’s interviews, he seems sharp at age 83, but I’m sure it’s tough on him with your mother (Coleen Howe, aka Mrs. Hockey) passing away in March 2009.
Howe: “I think Dad’s doing really well. I try to work out a good four days a week and two or three times dad will go with me. I’ll kind of do a run/walk thing and it’s pretty easy for him to walk 3-4 miles. He does that very well for 83. He’s got his aches and pains from playing, but he is still a strong human being. As far as dad’s health, physically he’s doing great. He has trouble with his short-term memory, especially when he’s tired
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