Butterflies Are Free (but soccer costs four-fifty)

As we headed out the door Wednesday night, the supervisor noticed Monarch butterflies were dining in her flower garden.  No doubt stoking up for the long trip to Mexico?  They did not seem to mind being the objects of the photographer’s eye.  Then a short trip to the golf club for the final Wednesday night buffet of the season – the trip took as long as it took Lisa Lynn to sing “Hallelujah” on CD.  A beautiful evening required some shots (photographic) around the course, “as the days dwindle down to a precious few.”

[No. 3]

[No. 4]

[Flowers help make a golf course.  Thanks again, Steph.]

[Now comes the funny stuff.  The buffeteers, ranging in age from about 65 – 80, talked about the “old” people in the adjoining room celebrating a 70th wedding anniversary.  Everything is relative.]

The night before the vote for the new high school, our Cardinals defeated their fellow Cardinals from Willmar, 3 – 0.  Also should have been taken as a good omen.  Our staff photographer was there as usual to cover the action.



[It’s easier when they stand still.]


Finally, purloined from Jess Lourey’s Facebook page, an “I love reading” visual metaphor.  Jess, of course, is internationally renowned for her murder-by-month novels centered in Battle Lake.


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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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