The Fabulous Armadillos

. . . and they were “fabulous,” aided and abetted by Collective Unconscious (the three guys on the right) in a Tribute to the Eagles.




[The anticipation mounts . . . unfortunately for photo takers, the lighting didn’t.  It was tough for the Super’s tablet (here) or for my snapshot camera (the rest of them) but good for the concert!]

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[Thousands of guitars take the stage . . . ]

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[The regular crowd shuffles in . . . ]

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[Ann Hermes, the “person in charge of Theatre L’Homme Dieu,” made introductions for the start of the Theatre’s 55th year, the longest running summer stock theatre in the state. I believe this is the Armadillos’ 3rd year leading off the season, but the first time we have been able to see them.  Last night’s and tonight’s performance was and are sold out.]

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[Nine guys raising a ruckus!]

5-29-15-7 - Copy5-29-15-7-1 - Copy5-29-15-8 - Copy5-29-15-9 - CopyWhen word got out that the Armadillos were coming, the school year ended and hundreds of students stormed out to get their tickets:

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[The class of 2015 is graduating 286; the class in the photo below graduated around 270 50 years ago!  But because of my Cub Reporter responsibilities, I “know” more from the class of 2015 than from the class of 1965?  Por ejemplo, the four ladies here are Card athletes (l-r):  Kaila Dewanz, Brooke Swanson, Katie Dolan, and Kalley Bistodeau (From Voice of Alexandria).  Which again begs the question . . . we have to be the smallest school in the conference, how do we win so many conference titles?]

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[Class of ’65 exploring fine dining on Thursday.]


One day, an army of gray-haired women may quietly take over the earth.  ~  Gloria Steinem

Up next:  Back to Europe.

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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! **********************************************************************************
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1 Response to The Fabulous Armadillos

  1. tomobert63 says:

    This just in . . . we’re about middle size in terms of student numbers in the conference.

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