How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Day 4*)

(*  Yes, we do field trips!)  Meanwhile, back at camp.  Here it is, more than a month later, and we’re still not half way through our Summer Vacation report.  It is now so much later, that this reporter has had a birthday, and poses to the immediate left with his birthday present from the supervisor.  So now, running a hi-tech operation such as thus, we usually have up and running at any given time a desk top, a lap tap, and now a note book.

Back to the story.  This is Carrie (above), a long-time camper.  She is the daughter of Cindy, as previously mentioned, an honorary Biddie for purposes of camp.  Carrie has three young sons, the Normile brothers, who are famous in Camp Brosius song and lore.  Multiple camp sailing champ, Dan, proclaims as he prepares for the doubles race, “Bring me a Normile, any Normile!”  We suspect Carrie looks forward to the respite of camp – as above, where on this day the camp sent a staff member to supervise (i.e., daycare) children young and old who took the field trip to the wonderful Bookworm Gardens at the University of Wisconsin, Sheboygan.

[Three Biddies, two progeny.]

[The sitter camp sent along to keep an eye on us.]

[Approaching the entry gate.]

[Demonstrating “Goodnight Moon.”]

Day 2 of this column and have already received a comment on Bookworm Gardens – so I’d better finish it:

[“The Farm” – with actual crops and everything!]

[“The Biddies” enjoying the tree deck.]

[Then we discovered Winnie the Pooh.  And that time honored question, what’s a Pooh?]

[Carrie & Cindy.]

[Three bears, two Biddies, and a guy in a hat.]

[A sister-in-law, a guy in a hat, and a cow.]

[Our “sitter”?]

[Karina’s family leaving.]

All drive safely on your way home!

Addendum:  Point of personal preference – shortly after this posting, I received this e-mail:

Well if I never mentioned this before, Tom, you have the best looking legs in our family. : ) G.

OK, it was from my sister.  But the point was, I got Mom’s legs.  And Natalia was noted for her pins.  But for a guy, skinny legs – I’m a pumpkin on toothpicks!

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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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