Lest you missed it . . . and summer Cardinals!

Beginning a 4-day continuous stretch of fun and excitement, half of the 2008 Alaska cruise ensemble reunioned for Triple Espresso at Theatre L’Homme Dieu on June 22.  This is a “play” that has been around for a while indicating some degree of success.  We went on the second night – those who went on the first were immediately lighting up the internet with e-mail and Facebook postings saying such things as “funniest play ever” or “I laughed till I cried.”  [OK, they never went to  early Woody Allen movies – with such as “after the accident, he was only able to communicate through the use of hand puppets!”]  I did laugh – so hard the supervisor had to give me a throat lozenge to quell my laughter induced hacking.  In fact, the play was so successful at TLHD, it will be making a return engagement August 9 – 14.

[TLHD board director, Al Grundei, is a blur of activity as he tries to herd the sell-out crowd into the theatre.]

Erik Schultz and Tom Mulder, 1/2 of the usual Salty Dogs, were at SAWA on Thursday:

On Friday, Oscar-nominee, John Hawkes, debuted his latest movie, Earthwork, before another packed house in Alex:

To: Covert, Colin
Subject: “Earthwork”

Thank you for the nice review in today’s Strib.  John Hawkes was “home” today and hosted the film’s debut in our local theatre – and then he stayed after and answered questions from the audience for close to an hour.  He did the same with “Winter’s Bone” last summer – so we locals are justly proud of his accomplishments.  He was part of the rather illustrious Alex graduation class of ’77 that also included Tom Lehman, a pro golfer of some repute; and John Hammergren, CEO of McKesson, Inc., the largest health care company in the world.

Tom Obert, Alexandria (though class of ’65)

 Dear Tom Obert,

Thanks for your nice note. Wasn’t that a fine movie? Alexandria’s pride in John Hawkes is well justified.

Best, Colin (Colin Covert, Film reviewer, Star Tribune)

[Apparenty this KSAX TV reporter had previously captured me – giving me brief air time on the 5:00 news that night.]

[Mr. Hawkes with the supervisor.]

[John took many questions from the audience at the end of Earthwork.]

Tommy Vee and Matt Veline did two versions of Bobby Vee’s Take Good Care of My Baby at Carlos Creek Winery 0n Saturday:


And Funky Gumbo was at SAWA last night – here performing Take a Load Off Annie:



Finally, Cardinals are back – the blog namesake have been revived in the Trumm files.  Here is the note from the staff photographer family:


Lauren’s travelling U-19 soccer team took first place in the Fargo soccer tourney last weekend!  Lauren is a “newbie” to soccer, so is very thankful to be a part of this team!  It was fun to watch…and we are learning a bit about soccer 🙂

Have a great 4th… Greg and Val

I recognize Lauren Trumm and Joie Warnes and others look familiar – we’ll try to catch up on them all:



[Lauren & Joie]

About tomobert63

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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2 Responses to Lest you missed it . . . and summer Cardinals!

  1. Jake Brandes says:

    Thank you for your post.Much thanks again. Really Great.

  2. A round associated with applause for your blog post.Much thanks again.

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