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sors, and before long, there were six ponytails, each about 10 inches long.
A junior firefighter in Port Williams, Lucas has endured some teasing about his long hair and he’s had to stuff it under both firefighter and rugby helmets.
He laughed, recalling a recent practice for male and female players when one player suggested he train with the girls because of his long hair.
A Gaspereau resident, Morine was well known in the Wolfville area for his green thumb. His landscaping business was known as Springtime Magic Lawn Care.
“He looked after many, many yards in the town,” Melanie said of her father, who died age 72.
Lucas remembers a grandfather who was always busy and who made him chuckle with his unique descriptions. ‘Hard softwood’ is one phrase he still puzzles over.
Melanie recalls her father writing lists of necessary household repairs, like painting a shed, in the days just before his death.
He also left notes for his wife in places like the china cabinet and an unfinished poem about death called ‘Silver Wings.’
“He had a lot of faith and strength. He was very, very impressive,” Melanie said.
She was happy to find a songwriting friend who put her father’s poem to music.
Meanwhile, Lucas was looking forward to heading over to PEI for a rugby tournament without his ponytail.
“I’ll see you again in another three years,” Lucas told his hairstylist as he left.
The Stevens’ are planning to send Lucas’ hair to Locks of Love. The non-profit organization provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.