Harper’s Chord

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[Roger Fink, Jill Moore, and Paul Drinkwine . . . it would appear they had just heard a story about Crazy Dave?]

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[The aforementioned Crazy Dave (CD) with adorable and affable Mary, both of the Owen surname.  This was the previous day at Bug-A-Boo Bay.  We thought there was noontime music.  We thought wrong.  But the supervisor got a chance to experiment with her brand new, hot off the presses, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.  This was her first ever photo with it.  CD comments:  God, what an awesome couple.  Still burping up my greasy onion rings.]

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[So, it was Sunday.  Harper’s Chord was appearing at the winery.  We were hoping they would finally be able to play outside.  Events earlier in the weekend had been weathered out (have you noticed a pattern?), and the Sunday forecast hinted at potential difficulties.  But, somehow, it worked out – in fact, despite an 80-degree temperature and a 60+ degree dew point, the assembled masses occasionally felt a tad chilly as the usual “breeze” tended to move objects around.  Here the supervisor, wearing one of my golf jackets, attempted her first video with her new aforementioned social media device.  Results are still pending as we go to press.]

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[Roger and Jill.  Apologies to Paul who was tucked into the far right corner, meaning I couldn’t get a good angle on him.  It was like golf – I hit a draw, so it’s really hard to hit a high fade to the right.]

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[This is called getting your cub reporting in early so you can enjoy the show.]

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[So, shoot a bunch early – and hope they work out and are representative.]

Video:  “Natural Bridge”:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_aQhdP46dU

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[Then go vertical.]

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[The verticals kept cutting Roger in half with the microphone stand.  My bad.]

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[Though a known denizen of Darling Drive, dares to display his hometownedness in Twins country!]

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[The arena.]

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[I must announce here that as the 4-hour program progressed, the seating filled in to such a degree that I actually thought my “camp social director” activities may have produced some results?  😉 ]

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[At least the wind was at their back.  Nevertheless, it still was a bit of a problem for purposes of the video.]

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[The supervisor and Viv garnered front row box seats.  They “cost” exactly the same as all other seats – and you can stay there as long as you want to!]

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[Can you ever sit this close to Peter, Paul, and Mary?]

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[The ‘A’-listers, enjoying all the perqs of being ‘A’-listers!  Sommelier, more Marquette s’il vous plait!]

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[Aren’t they cute?]

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[We tried a few.]

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[Underground connoisseurs.  Though still working on getting them to girls’ hockey games.]

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[You will be asked at the end of this series . . .]

Video: “Loose Change”:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQjiSisbqxQ

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[To vote for . . .]

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[Your favorite photo . . .]

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[To use with the next Crazy Dave punch line?  😉 ]

Video: “Angel From Montgomery”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiMiPIjORZw

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[This was going on simultaneously as part of the winery’s Art & Wine Solstice Celebration weekend.]

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[All received an ovation from the Harper’s Chord audience!  🙂 ]

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[Finally stuck the camera “around the corner” to capture Paul.]

Video: “Travelin’ Soldier”:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxC85FgFpk0

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[And he’s already heard them all about his last name . . .]

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[Thanks again, guys . . .]

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[I think you made some new fans on this day!  🙂 ]

As I understand it, Harper’s Chord next scheduled appearance in Alex will be the Grape Stomp in September.

A gift from Rosie:

Flash-mob brings a Rembrandt painting to life … or … What a museum did to attract people !!
The Rijksmuseum museum in Holland had an idea: Let’s bring the art to the people and then, hopefully, they will come to see more at the museum.They  took one Rembrandt painting from 1642, Night Watch and brought to life the characters in it, placed them in a busy mall and the rest you can see for yourself!

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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