Three Days, Five Music Venues, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree *

[* a/k/a,  An opportunity for the supervisor to experience different outfits.]

Again, as it can only happen in Entertainment Capital USA.  Finestra got the ball rolling Thursday night – a perfect group for an evening at SAWA.  And a warm-up for Saturday when they backed Christine Rosholt there.  Friday afternoon featured the entire Veline family, and extras, at the winery.  They began with just Tommy and Matt.  They were later joined by Julie, and then even later the Veline “orchestra” performed at the winery’s wedding du jour.  We were joined there by Ruthie’s morning golf partners, Diane and Linda – Diane is local, Linda is from New Mexico, and they made cameo appearances during the coverage.  I’m sure when they see this they’ll wish they would have joined us for the remaining four events!  😉  We stopped at home for a quick wardrobe change and then it was on to Bug-A-Boo Bay to see Lisa Lynn.  To our surprise, the “Robos,” Joyce and Dave, were already there with a front row table.  They had just finished golfing with Marlene and Rich Braun.  They couldn’t stay long – dog issues at home – so while they enjoyed what they saw and heard of Lisa, they did miss the naughty song (available upon request).  It was a perfect evening for sitting outside and listening to music on the shores of Lake Le Homme Dieu.  Then Satuday afternoon it was back to the winery again.  For Skilly & Duff,  the group totally responsible for our current tendency to OD on local music performances.  It’s always great to see and hear Annie – and it’s nice she brings the boys along with her.  Then home again for another quick wardrobe change and off to SAWA for Christine Rosholt.  Christine is from the Cities and generally plays the Dakota there – so it’s always great when she’s able to pay a visit to outstate Minnesota! 🙂

[“Dangerous” Dan and the supervisor w/Finestra.]

[Diane w/Tommy and Matt Veline @ CCW.]

In Dreams (I got a late start):

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald:

Fire Lake

Wondering Where the Lions Are

Angel (Julie joins):

Let Freedom Ring

You’re Not the One for Me (Ran out of memory, again):

[w/Linda, I believe right after she requested Fire Lake.]


[Bug-A-Boo Bay, Lake Le Homme Dieu, and Lisa’s work station.]

The Law and The Lonesome

[Skilly & Duff @ CCW:  Annie O’Flynn, Bruce Kelly, and Mikko Cowdery.  Oh, regarding the young couple on stage – well, he used the microphone to make a marriage proposal that was accepted.  The supervisor, of course, became “Little Miss Waterworks” over the whole event.  😉 ]


[Christine @ SAWA.]

Small Day Tomorrow

I’m Through With Love

[With Jim “Prinderella” Lien – educator, bartender, and bon vivant.]  

[Bonus coverage of Patchouli in Rochester – courtesy Sue Elliot.]

You’re Welcome!

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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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