6 Shows . . . 3 Days??

June 21

[Hope you made it?  And if you didn’t . . . well, you missed it.  See you at the next one?]

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June 23

After a day of rest, the first of the “6 in 3 days” begins . . .

Al & Friends

[The Super hosted the AAUW (no, not a union) at the house.  Danny and I didn’t fit the profile, so we fled . . . first to The Depot where we discovered Big Ole’s restoration to be in the Smurf mode . . . ]

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[Then to Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale, where Al & Friends were playing.  I was sans camera, so I dialed up a video from a couple of years ago . . . you just have to think Terry Kennedy in the Mary Lou Thunselle spot, but Bill, Al, and Mel remained the same.]

June 24

Anthony Miltich 

[Anthony led off a “duo” of performances on Friday.  Carlos Creek Winery provided the venue that afternoon.  Oh yeah, the winery hosts weddings pretty much every weekend.]

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[Missing U at . . .  (Her standard FB posting.)]

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[A performer should never run out of guitars!]

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[Now I can’t get this song out of my head!]

[Sang Landslide during a break.  Part of a larger group of alleged educators from Ashby -also claimed to be close personal friends of Helen and John!  Mostly, they just seemed happy that the school year was over.]

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[More “upgrades” in the wine tasting building . . . ]

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[That back wall will eventually be pushed out 12 feet.  The deli will be removed, and the  entertainers will perform in the middle of the new back wall.]

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[The view from the inside to the outdoor performance area.]

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[Anthony and . . . the educators.]

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[And here comes the horse drawn wedding party.]

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Dan Mahar

[After a short visit to the house (to make sure it was still there), it was on to . . . ]

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[Always special when Mr. Mahar comes to town.  I decided the lighting was not good for a video, but here’s one from a couple years ago.]

[And on the way home, here’s that Ole guy again.]

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June 25

Skippin’ Stones

[The first of a “trio” of events on Saturday, beginning at the winery.  Skippin’ Stones is a relatively new group from the Cities, though we have seen them here before.  The Super setting up her Missing U at . . . posting.]

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[Yeah, I heard that too  . . ]

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[Oh, I can’t believe that?  (Obviously, I have no idea what they were talking about.)]

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[Tim, Elsa Lee, and Russell.]

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[Gale force winds prevented any video activities.  This was the only video I could find on YouTube, but it gives a good cross section of their music.]     ]

Salty Dogs

[Rushed home to throw water on our faces, and then off to Bug-A-Boo Bay for . . . ]

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[Beautiful evening with Lake Le Homme Dieu in the background.  Big crowd, lots of noise, and the wind was still an issue – no videos taken here either.]

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[So, a tune of another day (plus, it includes Annie!).]

The Cheese Bots

[Do not pass ‘Go,’ do not collect $200, and go directly to SAWA for . . . ]

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[Finally, a video taken on the day!]

Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.  ~ Nora Ephron

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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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