50th Class Reunion/Homecoming, Day 3, The Aftermath

September 26

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[Just a little housekeeping here.  The Super, with cheese cubes and her tablet, returns to our table for Finestra on a beautiful day at the winery.]

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[Then with the Cheese Bots that evening at SAWA.]

October 1

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[OK, beginning with a pre-math, the Thursday night before all the reunion hoopla began.  Abby Williams, my sports hero from the 2008 state champion hockey team, with her mom, Martha, and boyfriend, Jake, joined us at SAWA before she leaves town on her next life’s adventure.]

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[Abby and Jake, also a hockey player, from British Columbia.]

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[The Salty Dogs in their pre-reunion warm-up.]

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[Tom and Pam, in early from Texas for the reunion, joined us.]

October 4

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[The morning after the reunion we went to Arrowwood for brunch where we decided to reprise our photo from 50 years ago.  The pose is the same . . . the waistlines and hairlines are not. This is the group that for high school excitement would meet at the Kiehne’s on Wednesday nights to watch “The Outer Limits” and do our math homework.]

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[Greg and Linda]

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[Bradley Arland]

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[Tom and Pam]

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[The Super and Merill Kiehne]

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[The dangers of old skin and yard work.  Tried to duck under an evergreen, without a hat, didn’t seem like much of a branch encounter, but . . . stuff happens.]

The day we tore the goal posts down . . .

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We will have these moments to remember . . .

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[A final good-bye to the reunion, though this photo was taken on September 24 at Interlachen.  Tom Toenjes with the topper to his high school graduation cake!]

I know no more about women today than when I was in high school.  ~  David Letterman

Up next:  Back to the more pedestrian pursuits of cub reporting – we have a volleyball invite and a cross-country meet today.  I seem to be recovering from a week long debilitation brought on by sciatica in the neck and shoulder and a nausea possibly brought on by the flu shot.  I discovered I can only turn my head 90 degrees in each direction, whereas 120 degrees is normal.  That may explain why I keep crashing into things when I back the car?

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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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