Homecoming 2016

September 29

If it’s Homecoming, it’s fall . . . here are some examples.

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[And The Biddies return to Camp Brosius, like swallows to Capistrano, for end of season clean-up, once again leaving this correspondent to fend for himself.]

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[So I took solace in dining with high school classmates at Interlachen, where at my table, under the glass top, I discover a photo of my family from 1956?  I also discovered that Cindy Cupcake (CC), the restaurant greeter, is no more.  RIP, CC!]

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September 30

[The day dawned foggy . .  ]

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[I missed the day-before-the-game Hall of Fame luncheon for the first time – it was sold out!  But I made the annual evening performance of Jeans and Jewels, the fundraiser for School District 206 at Broadway Ballroom.  I again was shut out in all the prize categories – I assume it was because I don’t fit in my jeans anymore and jewelry has never been my thing.  That confluence of events conspired to make me have to relinquish my school district VIP parking permit?]

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[So, I went to SAWA where I had indicated a desire to at least make a cameo appearance for Components.]

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October 1

~ The parade

[Homecoming day also began in fog, and thus did the parade.  But not to worry.  We have a local ordnance that requires the weather to be beautiful for Homecoming.  I picked up classmate Brad with every intention of walking the parade as I always have.  Brad cannot walk for distance, so I planted him in front of Cowing Robards with the idea I would join the parade when it got to us.  No other class of ’65ers were ever sighted so I decided to just remain in the one spot for photo ops.]

[First around the corner were our Grand Marshals beginning with Kathryn LeBrasseur.]

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[The school did call us to see if the Super’s VW convertible was available to ferry the dignitaries in the parade.  I had to explain that The Biddies had already used it to escape to eastern Wisconsin.  Fortunately, they did find appropriate vehicular conveyances.]

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[Up next was my senior year high school principal, his first year as such.  He has been known to identify himself as “Wayne Elton, I survived the class of ’65.”]

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[Then Tom Flaig, followed by his dad . . . ]

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[Bill]

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[I believe Barb and Bill are already using this as their FB profile photo.]

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[Then the Homecoming Royalty, beginning with the king and queen.  I believe it likely you have seen Josie on these pages before.]

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[The senior court]

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[Micah, our starting halfback, was not riding but was on the street distributing candy.  We hoped he wasn’t wearing himself out before the game?]

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[Frosh, sophs, and junior court]

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[If you’re going to have a football game, you need a football team.]

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[Not to mention a band!]

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[The Super’s favorite cheer!]

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[“Grease!”]

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[Class of ’68]

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[Let’s play hockey!]

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[A big hit every year!]

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[A “play” on words.]

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[Woodland Elementary]

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[Class of ’85]

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[Mom’s old neighbor, Doc Arnesen.]

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[Class of ’71]

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[This parade has passed me by!]

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[But here come dancers.]

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[Why, yes, that is King Louie.]

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[Volleyball]

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[Thus endth the parade.]

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[Please gather all the candy off Broadway before leaving the scene.  Thank you very much!]

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[Class of ’65 having evaded capture so far, decided to hit Dunn Bros. before sneaking into the game!]

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The reason women don’t play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public. ~Phyllis Diller

Up Next:  The game!

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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1 Response to Homecoming 2016

  1. G. says:

    Memories!!!! Love the photos. Many thanks.

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