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!

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” 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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