“Just a Song Before We Go . . .”

Taxes are done . . .

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March 20

[The spring sun is rising over beautiful Lake Darling . . . ]

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March 24

[The ice is gone; the full moon has risen . . . ]

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So, it’s music time!

March 26

[The Cheese Bots at SAWA . . . ]

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The SAWA Wall of Fame . . .

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March 28

[Dock in – the earliest date ever in the absence of winter.  The lake is down about a foot and a half.  We need rain!]

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[The Super and Lucky catching rays . . . in March?  In Minnesota?]

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March 31

[The Salty Dogs reunion at SAWA.  Erik and Kathy had fled the area for 3 months, joining others mockingly referred to in these parts as snowbirds.  It was nice to have them home again.]

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[The Grand Poobahs of Maple Syrup]

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[The Super’s delight – if we’re up for it?]

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April 1

[A doubleheader in the finest traditions.  We began the evening with the Mel Lamar Combo w/ Mary Lou Thunselle at Interlachen . . . ]

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[On the way to the next gig . . . ]

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[Components at SAWA.]

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April 7

[A political convention . . . there was music in the air!]

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March 8

[Lisa was at SAWA (with refugees from Indiana) . . . ]

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[And with the presidents of her fan club.]

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March 9

[What?  Another doubleheader?  Yup, beginning with a beautiful morning (though the temperature was a not so balmy 10) and Anthony at the winery in the afternoon . . . ]

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[Others similarly afflicted by “who’s playing where this weekend?” . . . ]

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[And another “6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon” moment . . . ]

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[She eventually made off with one of John’s socks (well, you had to be there . . . ]

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[Anthony displayed professional aplomb as the wedding party continued their quests . . . ]

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[And then it was off to SAWA for an evening with Paul Drinkwine.]

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So, we’ll see you when we get back!  I’ll be the guy wearing the lederhosen.

grand european tour

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.  ~ Aldous Huxley

Up next:  Graduation season?

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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