Photos and Videos

 . . . you should see, just because they were taken by moi.  [Full moon rising over beautiful Lake Darling, May 16.]

Last night at Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale, the Salty Dogs (Erik Schultz on guitar, Bill Riggs on trumpet, and Tom Mulder on vocal cords) performed Hallelujah and Carrickfergus  – if you do not love these songs, you are a “poopie butt” (How’s that, Jo?)!:

Alexandria junior, Jamie “The Peeper” Piepenburg, winning the 1,600 (she’s the defending state champion in the event) at a tri-meet on May 17:

Ally “Tequila” Teclaw, a Super Fan favorite, making a great catch in 2009 (OK, it’s a photo from the Echo) – Ally is mentioned here as she is a new summer employee at the Alexandria Golf Club:


[Editor’s note:  All nicknames are courtesy of Super Fan, Bob “Weakie” Annen.]

At the confluence of Lakes Darling and Cowdry, the Darling side, taken last night:

Joie Warnes winning the 110 meter hurdles on May 17 (today’s Echo reports that Joie has signed a letter of intent to compete for Jamestown College in track and soccer – congrats to her!):

Alli Haar running the anchor leg in the 4 x 100 on May 17:

Until we meet again:


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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” 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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1 Response to Photos and Videos

  1. Taryn says:

    I love those photos of my old stompin’ ground, Lake Darling by the creek. My parents owned the land down to the creek, from the A-frame. My dad also grew up there, his grandparents owned the little farm which is now a vacant lot where people park their cars to go tubing down the creek. Dad always warned us to stay away from the creek, don’t swim there, careful of the current and the drop-off. And added emphasis to his warnings with the story that once there was a man who stopped by there with his team of horses to water them, drove his wagon right into the shallows, but then got sucked down into the drop-off and the horses and driver all drowned. Would love to know if that really happened . . . But seeing the guys standing there in the exact same spot with their waders on makes me wonder.

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