A Blast from the Past XIII

[January 10, 2008]  Fortunately for you, you have contacted Mr. Science!  A hoar frost is exactly what you see in the latest photos – it looks like there has been a snowfall that clings to everything.  Generally occurs as a result of relatively warm, yet below freezing temps, with a high relative humidity that produces the moisture necessary to produce the white frost build up on all surfaces – usually happens overnight so one awakes in the morning to a winter wonderland.

A rime frost, on the other hand, is clear ice the forms as a result of rain (or snow or sleet that melts) forming a layer of water on everything that subsequently freezes.  We have had a couple of those this year too.

Now if you don’t buy either of those, you can request that I just stick to the slightly off-color jokes.

Lyle Frank would be soooooooooooooo proud of you!!!!!  Thanks. ~ Sara

[June 1, 2008 – An Evening at Noonan Park]  Walking back to the Kiehne’s (a park tour with the supervisor, Pam, and Tom), have you ever noticed the huge trees on the city grid, including the one in front of Dad Kiehne’s?  Oh, and that Chinese pagoda birdhouse in Noonan’s Park was built in 1932 by a fellow in Miltona.

Nice photos again……I was wondering who did those bird houses ….some cool one’s on golf course, too…..If you find anyone who still makes them let me know please…..and speaking of birds, I’ve had one for you since early March…. ~ Diane

[June 2, 2008]  Thank you for the tour of Noonan’s.  Beautiful!!  You are a wonderful photographer. ~ Bonita

[July 9, 2008- Lupine in Alaska]  Did you meet Dixie (somebody) who does incredibly beautiful beadwork?   I wish I could remember her name but she was asked to do a coat for one of the Smithsonians.    She also demonstrated how to skin and fillet a salmon as well as how the natives used to catch them.   For some strange reason I was more interested in the beadwork.   Wonder why.

[Why, yes, we did meet Dixie on our June 2008 Alaska cruise.]

Also in Fairbanks had to have a nail repaired and what did I find?   A Vietnamese nail salon.   Talk about from one climate to another.  ~ Sara

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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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