Back when the Pinko button-craze was full blown, we sent a handful of buttons and magnets to Don Cherry and his sidekick Ron MacLean. We hoped he’d wear a button on his weekly Coach’s Corner, but he shied away from even mentioning the incident.
Yesterday, Spacing received a postcard from Cherry. On the front of the card he wrote “thanks for helping the Home”, a reference to the Darling Home for Kids where some of the proceeds from the button sales will end up. On the back he also wrote, “There [sic] still ‘Left Wing Pinkos’ to me”.
The editors had a good laugh about it and placed it on the window sill with our outdated holiday postcards.