Tough drive home from the gym today! Good night last night for our road warriors. The girl pum’kin pushers beat Little Falls 62-52. (I’m listening to the replay on KXRA even as we speak. The Cards shot 12 of 36 from the free throw line!! They have to know they need to get that to 70% if they’re going to be serious contenders at tournament time.) The hockey girls beat Brainerd 6 – 3 – Becca had a natural hat trick in the 3rd period despite the Cards playing short-handed for the first 7 minutes. The boys’ hockey team gave a very good Brainerd team a tough go before losing 7 – 4.
In the absence of any sports to cover for a while, we did some “knowledge is good” things. On Tuesday, Mixed Blood Theatre presented Daughters of Africa at the ATCC. Thomasina Petrus (a Minneapolis North alum, just like Dad) did a terrific job as a one-woman show following the history of African American women from slavery to today, singing as Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, and Queen Latifah.
On Wednesday, the museum sponsored the first of three programs marking the 150th anniversary of the Dakota Sioux uprising. Marie Koenigs, a retired teacher, talked about growing up in Minnesota as an Ojibwa woman.
And last night was date night at SAWA.
The Spencer Fan Club was there for Funky Gumbo – as was a big crowd overall!