Fat Boys Walking Club

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In response to an increasing pent up demand (and in the absence of anything else happening while we wait for spring), we bring you . . . well, you can see the title.  We fully expect this to go viral . . . because of the A-listers’ response to the sneak preview:

Tom! You made me laugh out loud!!! Fat Boys Walking Club? I want to do a story on that!  ~  Gail

LOVE IT!!!! One word: HOT!  ~ Gail

I’m speechless!  ~  The Nanner

Those pictures substantiate why I spend my winters in sunny Sarasota.  ~  Crazy Dave

You’re actually fatter than you look in the photo.  ~  Vivian

At least one of those adjectives does not apply to you.  ~ ML

I must say, you look the most fit out of all of them.  ~ Gretchen (but she’s my sister)

Looking sharp but where’s your shorts????  ~  Marnee’

The bald guy on the right with the goatee looks very suspicious.  ~  Scott

All the more reason to show you’re newly shaved legs!!  Glad you wore clean underwear in case you were in an accident on your way home!  ~ Marnee’

The “FBWC” reminds me of the Vikings offensive line of 1961 except you’ve all gained weight!!  ~ Crazy Dave

Funny. The guy on the far right is the thinnest, but he is wearing black knee socks.  What was he thinking?  ~  The Nanner

Do Fat Boys also use machines? ~ Rita

In response to the last question, some of the weird ones do.  “Weakie” and I just walk – but for an hour and a half a day, 6 days a week (remember, we walked every street in the Alexandria city limits).  If I begin to sweat, I’m overdoing it and quit immediately!  Many of the “players” in the group (and they weren’t all here this day) are recognizable from previous postings.  Nevertheless, since we are all in the Weight Watchers’ witness protection program . . .

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[We are ages 63 through 75 – that means our group discussions revolve less and less around girls and sports, and more and more around food and health care.  In fact, if we can’t make it to a morning “workout,” the others best be advised so we don’t think  they’ve been hospitalized.  We wish to thank our photographers.  They are high school sports moms who marvel every day that we as a group are able to stand upright for more than an hour at a time.  Pam initially volunteered to take the photos, but unlike almost all her subjects, had to miss her morning workout because of work requirements.  On this day, Beth fulfilled the role that the world will be forever thankful for!]

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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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