An Afternoon With Josie

2-8-15-1 - Copy

2-8-15-1-1 - Copy

[Josie Nelson performed at Carlos Creek Winery on Sunday.  The winery doesn’t usually have Sunday performances, but it was quarterly wine pick up day.  Thousands of people would be descending on the facility so it’s appropriate they be entertained.]

2-8-15-2 - Copy[Josie began by noting this was her first performance since the Grape Stomp, way back in September.  As someone who is now 15 1/2 and 2 days old, she has to spend most of her time as a sophomore in high school.  However, she is now less than six months from the driver’s license that will free her mom from chauffeur duties – for which they are both thankful!  😉   ]

2-8-15-4 - Copy 2-8-15-5 - Copy 2-8-15-6 - Copy 2-8-15-7 - Copy

[Coach Kohler dropped by during the performance, the night after her 500th career win as the girls’ basketball coach, and we chatted about how multi-talented this sophomore class is.  And they’re all smart enough to know one shouldn’t end a sentence with “is.”]

“Don’t Know Why” (Don’t Know Why the camera focused on the background lamp?):

2-8-15-8 - Copy 2-8-15-9 - Copy 2-8-15-10 - Copy

[See you all again in the spring!  And a special thanks to the old hockey players and their certainly significant others for stopping by from Ashby and Aberdeen.]

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow”:


The only way for a woman, as for a man, to know herself as a person, is by creative work of her own.   ~  Betty Friedan

Up next:  Hockey.

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” 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! **********************************************************************************
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to An Afternoon With Josie

  1. Helen E. says:

    Fun to live it all over again! Thank you for the great pics, and thanks to Josie for a wonderful afternoon!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s