When You’re Old(er) II . . .




It’s the next day.  Schools are closed today.  The icy rain continued all night and into the day.  I didn’t go out last night.  I heard from a fellow Super Fan – he was going to go to the hockey game, stepped outside at 6:45, and stepped back inside.  Next door neighbor, Dangerous Dan, just back from a month in a half in California, is waiting for his caretaker to come with 200 pounds of salt so he can negotiate his hilly driveway.

2-16-07-1-1Here’s what I know (this won’t take long).  Our Cardinals won the hockey game last night, handing Tech its first conference loss.  The StarTribune reported the score as 4 – 3 – even gave period-by-period scoring and listed the saves.  An eyewitness to the game reported the score as 5 – 1?  Well, a win is a win. 😉  I don’t know if Fiddlin’ Sami was able to perform at SAWA last night?

So, regarding the above photos.  Our 2006-2007 hockey team.  We took them to dinner at the Pizza Ranch – probably in violation of a dozen NCAA rules.  Danielle was the Roadblock goalie, Abby was the leading scorer.  They are all growed [sic] up now and can legally drink adult beverages.  Makes me feel older than I am (if that’s possible).  We heard from Roadblock’s mom this morning about being featured in the blog yesterday – I told her today Danielle would be leading us off.  Beth Rindy, standing 3rd from the left, is a junior at Bemidji State, was home for the Cardinals game on Tuesday.


[“The Hoodie” was relief from a bad hair day?]


[No matter how much he denies it, Harris was reponsible for “Little Darlings!”  😉 ]


[If these photos seem randomly placed, it’s because they are.  I just plucked them from four old flash drives in no particular order.  Who wants to work hard enough to organize them?  Anyway, Aunt Mary Kay (a/k/a, Mookie) and The Biddies share a laugh in Mookie’s front yard in Desert Mountain, Arizona, 2009.]


[Rules for Life.  (Somewhere, in Texas, in the rain, 2009.)]


[The Biddies in a Texas cave, 2009.  They look good in the dark, but don’t tell them I said that!]



[We settled out of court.  Apparently I was the first one to ever set off every light in the chair, which caused a circuit overload, which caused a brush fire . . . well, it got ugly, but at least there were no injuries.]


[This was from 2006.  The woman on the right is nationally-known for being the daughter of the woman who taught “Weakie’s” kids in Wayzata.]


[Now we’re in 2010.  Ruthie’s younger sister, Faith, was getting married in Terre Haute.  I obviously thought this platter was a highlight of the day?]


[Our sister-in-law Carolyn at the wedding.  She’s a pistol!]


[Well, as long as we were in Terre Haute.]


[A new brew pub in Rita’s hometown of Nashville, Indiana.]


[The supervisor and I had to check the place out.]


[Hey, how ’bout another family wedding?  It’s 2007 and we’re in Stafford, Virginia, home of brother Chris and sister-in-law Janet.  Their daughter, a/k/a, our niece, Jessica, was getting married.  It was a hot today (see the photo at the top of the previous post – it was 100 degrees at their place).  They live on the Potomac River, and Chris took us for a ride in his Boston Whaler.  Sister Gretchen is his co-pilot here.]


[They live on the West side of the river – on the other side (a long way across), the Eastern shore is a haven for bald eagles.  Chris is trying to spot some.  Brother Cam’s right foot makes a cameo appearance in the right foreground.]


[The family Obert, last all seen together on the 1964 Christmas letter photo!]


[Father of the bride with his daughter.  And why “beautiful bride” is redundant.]


[Dum, dum, da dum.]


[Mom and Dad.]


[Son dancing with mom, daughter dancing with dad.]


[I always find the idea of marriage so traumatizing that when I got back home I was eaten by a tree within a week!]

Next up, part III?

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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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