Not The Supervisor’s Yard

[Hi!  We’re old!]

OK, a few other things went on this week.  Uncle Willie’s Gut Bucket Blues were at SAWA on Tuesday before a small, but elite, audience.  They’re still looking for someone who can play a really good washboard.  The Salty Dogs were at SAWA on Thursday (Erik, Tom, and Bill) and at the winery on Saturday (Erik & Tom) – Bruce and Annie haven’t been able to rejoin the team since Bruce’s health “incident” so I haven’t taken any photos or videos, absent Annie.  We didn’t make the classic boat show at Arrowwood this weekend because – well, it was just too hot . . . and we’ve been to the Maritime Museum a couple times recently, including Monday:

[We were there for the Gar Wood exhibition.  But first a little nosh and beverage on the “cottage porch.”]

[Mr. Wood put four of these 1,800 hp puppies (aircraft engines) in his boat to reach speeds over 120 mph.  I think the Moby Obie could take him!]

[Known Alexandria golfer, bon vivant, and spouse to a 65er.]

[I think the supervisor always wanted to be a boat model?]

[Outside, work continues on the grounds and gardens.  The “roof” is now up for the stage.  There will be a performance here next month.]

[It’s been tough because too wet has run into too hot.]

[OK, I did pull the camera out Thursday night.  But not for the boys.]

[The camera was for the girls – “Dangerous” Dan’s daughters:  Julie (from Mahtomedi), Kris (from Oregon), and Marty (from California).]

[Sunday our boys played outside at the winery – in 92 degree weather.  OK, we didn’t suffer – there was shade and a breeze.  But it was too hot for photos?]

About tomobert63

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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