Just Catching Up (After Europe)

May 8

[Just home from Europe the night before.  Battling jet lag, it was a beautiful day to see Josie at the winery.]

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May 10

[The last Central Lakes Concert Association concert of the year with Salut Salon.  OK, this wasn’t a performance from that night, but they did perform this one!  🙂  ]

May 13

[The Super’s lilacs]

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[We weren’t even home for five days when we were off again on an all-day drive to Indiana for the grandson’s graduation from Purdue.]

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[And a couple of “bones” for our fellow CCLers!]

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[With I-65 traffic around Purdue.]

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May 14

[Noblesville, home to Tom’s grandparents Fran and Ed and previous home to Tom, Jami, and Danny.  Here Fran takes us on a tour of the local museum, ex the county jail!]

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[It seemed logical to me that these Booths would be related to the great New Yorker cartoonist, George Booth, but could find no such connection?]


[“Lucky” was the creator of the Hell Drivers in the 30’s – his mantle was subsequently picked up by the likes of Joey Chitwood.]

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[I warned them of the risk of shoplifting in the exotic section of Victoria’s Secret!]

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[The bail bondsman and our tour guide was a very knowledgeable student about to become a sophomore for IUPUI.]

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[The original graffiti still on the cell walls.  The jail was closed in 1977, late enough to have the KISS logo represented. . . ]

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[You’ll never take me alive, copper!  (Oh, I guess you already did?)]

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[A very bad guy and a KKK (not Kappa Kappa Kappa in this instance) grand dragon.]

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[And Manson was here – perhaps in this cell?]

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[Noblesville town center]

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[New artist studios and first visit by Fran, the local.]

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[Destined to be my future FB profile picture.]

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[Back outside with a neat wall mural on the other side of the street.]

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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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