An Evening With . . .

Dan Mahar and Michael Johnson (Bluer Than Blue, That’s That, Give Me Wings) – and several thousands of their close personal friends at SAWA last night. But first, a reminder of upcoming events:

1. Saturday, January 8th, 2011. The Phoenix Event Center. 3904 County Road 42 N.E. (1 mile N. of Alex. Golf Club) Alexandria, MN.
AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH MICHAEL JOHNSON AND DAN MAHAR.
Showtime, 7:30 P.M.
Tickets are available at Sixth Ave. Wine and Ale for $20.00 (also at the door on the night of the show) Call 320-759-2277 for information

2. Friday, January 28th, An Evening at the Runestone Museum. From the Museum: “We hope to have most of our exhibits come to life and visit with guests about why they have a place in our Museum or something to that affect. Why they are important in Alexandria history??? Do you know NJ Tranham (sp?)? He was a photographer in 1876 who took many pictures of Main Street plus others at Centennial time. The museum has many new upgrades – new energy efficient lighting, new life to our exhibits (definitely new “life” in and out of the exhibits) and even new carpeting on the floor. Special this year – you can use your ticket to get 20% off all membership levels.”

[Michael and Dan]

[Coupla babes and Dan]

[Coupla babes and Al]

[Dangerous Dan and friend]

[Jo and the Johnsons]

[Shelly and Sara (and Jo and the Johnsons)]

Oh, and the Cardinal girls’ basketball won 63–34 at St. Cloud Apollo last night, raising their record to a gaudy 8-0!  [Details not available at press time.]  They’re on the road for two games next week – then they return home Saturday, the 15th for a big match-up with Fergus, who along with Sartell will battle the Cards for the conference championship.

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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