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!

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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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2 Responses to Quickie

  1. I have to say, while looking through hundreds of blogs daily, the theme of this blog is different (for all the proper reasons). If you do not mind me asking, what’s the name of this theme or would it be a especially designed affair? It’s significantly better compared to the themes I use for some of my blogs.

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