Where in the World is Ruthie?

I know.  You’ve been wondering.  No games for a week.  What’s going to be used as filler?  So, back by popular demand (OK, it’s the first thing I thought of) is the ever popular, “Where in the World is Ruthie?”  Of course, this was patterned after NBC’s slightly less popular, “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?”  But what do you expect – Lauer has never been to Farwell!

This “game” has been played for the last few years by some-with-nothing-better-to-do and who had the misfortune to be in my e-mail address book.  Prizes for the winners over that period of time have included such as a year’s worth of lint from our dryer trap or personally experienced best driving directions from here to there.  With some adieu, we now present either 24 or 26 places the supervisor has been in the 24 odd years we have been acquaintances.  I have no idea what she was doing in the even years.  The photos were chosen totally at random from the first 24, or 26, I ran across that suited the subject matter.  The photos are numbered for your convenience, or indifference, whichever occurs first:

You have 30 minutes.  Begin.

[Editor’s note:  Numbers “7” and “11” have been excluded for obvious reasons.  They were simply forgotten.  It happens.  I’m old.]

And in the just for fun department:

John Hawkes (r) was in town yesterday – as a native, he knew enough to leave just before the snowstorm hit.  As you’ll recall, he was nominated for an Oscar last year – and this year he won an acting award at the Sundance Film Festival.  He is standing next to Bryan Stoeck, an Alex 1977 classmate.  Bryan’s dad, Boris, used to deliver fuel oil to our house back in the days we lived in Victoria Heights.  The photo is courtesy of Tom Anderson.  Tom was also Alex class of 1977.  Tom also bought my Mom’s house.  See, it all connects eventually.

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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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