The Fifth Stage

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It is with great sadness that I have to report the supervisor and I have moved into the Fifth Stage of Life.  Today (Tuesday) is the day we sold the Moby Obie, and will henceforth remain boatless.  Lest you were not aware, there are Six Stages of Life, meaning we only have one more to go!

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Stage One:  Mommy, I pooped!

Stage Two:  Dad, can I have the car keys?

Stage Three:  I thought you were on the pill?

Stage Four:  Take this job and  . . .

Stage Five:  Honey, I sold the pontoon.

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Stage Six:  Rainbow Rider?  We need a ride to the hockey game.

Can Stage Six be far away?  Oy!

p.s.  Actually, I was going to write a long, thoughtful essay on what it means to have reached this Stage of Life . . . but I was too tired.  Actually, that is what it means to have reached this Stage of Life.

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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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2 Responses to The Fifth Stage

  1. Fran McDowell says:

    I will hope as time passes, we will hear about not only Stage 6, but please let there be a 7,8.9 & even a 10!!!

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