That always seemed to ride with Kenny

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Michael30000, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. Michael30000 Senior Member

    Hello everyone,

    From the book (on ice hockey) 99: Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky.

    "But when Kenny was seventeen, Hazel got sick and died of cancer. It was hard, especially given all the words they’d had between them. That always seemed to ride with Kenny."

    This question relates to the previous one:
    and so they clashed

    Does "That always seemed to ride with Kenny" mean that Kenny felt guilty?

    Thank you.
  2. icecreamsoldier

    icecreamsoldier Senior Member

    New Zealand English
    Kenny has emotional baggage that he always seems to carry with him: it could perhaps be guilt; or regret, sorrow or a sense of injustice (or a combination) that is one reason behind his anger.
  3. Michael30000 Senior Member

    Thank you, icecreamsoldier.

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