Back to the Present

[Happy 70th, Mr. Dylan.]

[Editor’s note: We have spent the last several missives wallowing in the past. (People actually admitted to reading them?) Poe once said indulging in excessive nostalgia turns one into 3-week old rhubarb. Actually, Poe never said that (though in later life he went mad texting and tweeting). I made it up. The following is not made up . . . as I recall(?).]

May 24, 2011: The supervisor made a visit to the lakeshore today. In keeping with her Indiana family’s genetic code, she discovered a morel mushroom down there – a beautiful morel mushroom (as well as some wild asparagus). You may recall from our last Indiana visit, the Callecod family was going crazy finding morels. Morels go for $30-40.00 a pound – they’re worth looking for! [Q: Why was the morel the hit of the party? A: Because he was a “fun-guy!” Bada-bing!]

Meanwhile, May 20, 2011: The day before the end of the world. Lisa Lynn was performing at Bug-A-Boo Bay. It was our first visit there since the re-opening. Harmon Killebrew’s funeral was being re-broadcast on the background TV. What a confluence of events. Lisa will perform here and at SAWA again this summer.

May 21, 2011: The world almost ended – captured by this reporter’s trustee Elph. The “end” of the world has since been moved to October. Buck up, kiddees! At least now we can make it through the golf season.

May 22, 2011: In celebration of the continuation of the world, we attended the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra’s season ending performance at Carlos Creek Winery. This was a first. We did not know that CCW had turned the hippodrome into an event center. The stained concrete floors, permanent bar and bandstand, and big fireplace were all new to us. Another confluence of events. Really a nice place for such an event. We anticipate many more performances here as long as the world continues to exist. Jody (“You never take my picture”) Sundlee is featured twice and readily admitted she is one of the three string players not still in high school.

Sometime in May: Our prodigal traveling reporter, Rooogggggg, sent the following photos from Ft. Myers, where he recently purchased a winter hide-away. They are of the Minnesota Twins spring training facilities at Hammond Stadium. Unfortunately, the Twins suck.

Soon . . . ahead to the past.

About tomobert63

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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