Just to cover the “news” that occurred after Nature Calls II hit the airwaves last night. Grandson Tom, above, in his role as Arpad Novack in The Perfume Shop, a play at the Belfry Theatre in Noblesville, Indiana. Tom is a high school senior this year and will matriculate to Purdue University next year. With his Purdue degree, he will be able to make enough money to care for his grandparents in their elderliness. Kinda makes me feel . . . is it old? The following photo is of grandpa and grandson Tom from many years ago!
In other news, Super Fan “adopted” granddaughter, Danielle “Roadblock” Justice, just established an all-time save record at Gustavus! Congratulations, Danielle!
And finally (well, it is just a Quickie!), we received confirmation today (the original source was of dubious quality) that Milica McMillen is going to play hockey for my Minnesota Gophers. Who is Milica McMillen, you say? Well, if you look to the top left side of the background wallpaper for this blog you will see a young lady in a Breck hockey uniform. She made the all-tournament team as an 8th-grader in 2008, the year our Cards won the state championship (our girls are on the right). In fact, we beat Breck 2-1 in the championship game – Milica scored the Breck goal (the only goal Breck scored in two games against Roadblock that year). Now as greater Minnesota public school types, we readily admit to a certain bias against the big city private schools. We call them the cashmere sweater, camel hair coat crowd – who cheer at the games by rattling their jewelry. This feeling was exacerbated a few weeks ago when the Academy of Holy Angels girls team came up to scrimmage our Cards – in a brand new Mercedes bus! (We understand all-pro wide receiver, Larry Fitzgerald, is a major contributor to his alma mater.) But who cares now – Milica can really play hockey! 😉
Here’s a “toast” to them all:
p.s. The super and I just finished our first shoveling of the year. We just got a couple of inches – the St. Cloud area got a foot! But shoveling is still a lot better than summer yardwork – no sweat, no bugs!