Homecoming III

The Parade.  I believe the consensus of opinion was that this was the 4th year in a row of absolutely beautiful weather for homecoming (unlike the star-crossed Grape Stomp).  The Class of ’66 held their reunion to coincide with homecoming, possibly for that reason.  😉  OK, I understand it was to avoid the usual summer scheduling problems with family and other activities – and to be part of all the homecoming events.  I’d be interested to hear if they thought it was good idea?

Parade participants gathered at the Catholic church parking lot, carefully made their way to Broadway at 5th, and then proceeded the 27.2 miles to the high school through crowds that rivaled those of the Band Festival!  The Hall of Fame inductees led the parade as grand marshals, now a new tradition (is that a contradicition in terms?), followed by the homecoming court.

[Proud “Grease” parents?]

[A happy Mary Berglin Oorlog represented the Class of ’63.  To the best of my limited knowledge, I was the sole (again) representative from the Class of ’65.]

[The team]

[The mascot]

[The band]

[The cheerleaders]

[The fire truck – once again, providing complete and total coverage!]

[The future]

[My alum walking compadres – a wild and crazy group!]

[John and Ann Heydt direct the column on Broadway.]

[“Hi, Trumm family.”]

[“Hi, Dave (Class of ’60) Schultz, and grandson.”]

[“Hi, Ron and Jenna Rebrovich.”]

[Demanded I take their picture – future hockey defensemen?]

[“Hi, supervisor!”]

[The tradition continues – Al Grundei (’67) drives his and Joe Drexler’s mom (’38)]

[“Hi, Linnsey and Paul Fieldhammer” – with no Legion behind them]

[“Hi, Tom Anderson and Ed Christopherson.”]

[We arrive at the high school – blistered feet and oxygen tanks in tow.]

[The homecoming king and queen were there to greet all.]

[Mary Oorlog (’63) and Patty Wicken (’67) and golf cart of indeterminative origin.]


[Sam and Val Trumm apparently took a wrong turn out of the County Market parking lot.]

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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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1 Response to Homecoming III

  1. Sara Sevey says:

    I’ll be there to walk with you next year so get me a ’65 tee shirt!!
    Sara Smith Sevey

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