Just Some Stuff Between Games

Inside every older person is a younger person – wondering what the hell happened.  ~ Cora Harvey Armstrong


[Already forgot where I stole this from?]

We begin (instead of end) this week’s edition with the quote.  Perhaps (OK, is) an explanation for why we didn’t go to the section semi-final game against Albany in Moorhead last Saturday.  Because it would have required a 100-mile trip home.  In the dark.  In winter.  Oh sure, we could have stayed overnight.  But Moorhead doesn’t have an appropriate 5-star hotel with proper valet parking for the Bentley.  Lest you aren’t aware, our 2nd-seeded Cards throttled the 3rd-seeded Huskies, 48 – 36, holding them to their lowest point total of the year (and only 14 in the 2nd half).  We will throw caution to the wind and go to St. John’s University tomorrow night for the section championship game against the dreaded, and No. 1-seeded, Prowlers of Thief River Falls.

So, what else has been happening . . .

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On February 26, an evening with the author of the Alexandria “Community Read.” 90+ brave souls braved the still sub-zero temperatures to make an SRO crowd at the library. Mr. Nerburn was both enlightening and funny, and showed what I thought was surprisingly good penmanship in his book signings! He’s from northern Minnesota but recently moved to Portland, Oregon, to be near grandkids. He said it was good to be “home” – probably missed the sub-zero temps!  “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” is the first of a trilogy and is now being made into “a very low budget” movie. Gotta start reading I guess. Oh, then we still made it to SAWA for date night with Al, Terry, and Annie, but it ended my streak of four days in a row at the high school.

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[Better get reading!]

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[March 1, the first day of meteorological spring, another beautiful day dawned over beautiful Lake Darling. While the morning news was once again filled with weather horror stories from all over the country, we continue to have a particularly uneventful winter. February was colder than normal, but we are still way below normal snowfall. For the most part, it’s just been beautifully sunny and cold.  The Polar Plunge was at Arrowwood on beautiful Lake Darling that day. (Already reported upon herein.)]

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[March 5, another crisp, beautiful day on the shores of beautiful Lake Darling.  It was 20 degrees below zero!  Less than a week later, we’re approaching 60 degrees on the positive side of zero.]

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[Saturday, Professor Miltich was performing at the winery again for the pleasure of all.]

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[We were joined by friends famed in song and story in Ashby.]

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[Yes, they are quite familiar with the ” . . . and put bread in my jar” routine.  🙂  ]

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[Helen with her sisters, who came all the way from Arizona and California (though I forget which order) just to join the frivolity at Carlos Creek.]

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[While Kendall and the Cards were battling Albany in Moorhead on Saturday . . . ]

dearly departed

[We stayed home for this.  Whatta hoot!  🙂   ]

the president sequoia

[This is the President, the 2nd largest tree in the world.  247 feet tall, 3,200 years old, 2 billions leaves (a/k/a, needles).  This is supposedly the first time a sequoia was entirely contained in a single picture.  I did not take this photo.]

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[Salem, Massachusetts.  You may recall (blog posting) we visited friends here two Januarys ago.  This is a shot from their window this year.  That snow is 6-feet deep along both sides of their sidewalk.  (Photo not by me.)]

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[Yesterday, the Cards carb loading for the Prowlers (photo from Kohler’s FB posting).]


[ . . . and I finished our taxes!]

Up next:  The section finals.

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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2 Responses to Just Some Stuff Between Games

  1. jamig4 says:

    So much good stuff!! Happy to be here in Alex.

  2. Gretchen says:

    Got!!! Love those snow photos. Miss yust a liddle lefse!

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