“Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story”

October 22

[Tyler Michaels as Bobby Vee (St. Paul Pioneer Press photo).]


[So, early in the week the Howells sent an e-mail asking if we were up going to “Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story” at the History Theatre in St. Paul on Saturday.  A quick check of the calendar indicated that was a possible dreaded fall clean up day . . . WE’RE IN!! First on the list when we arrived in St. Paul – fining dining at The St. Paul Grill!]


[Then an amble to the theatre through downtown St. Paul on a beautiful autumn day.]








[The Fitzgerald where the new guy would be hosting his 2nd edition of “Prairie Home Companion” later that day (I think?).]


[Across the street from the Fitz.]


[The scaffolding is starting to come down around the capitol.]


[If you were a follower of “Sesame Street,” you know “h” stands for history.]


[I did not know the History Theatre was “tied” to McNally Smith?]



[We’re in, row H (which as you recall stands for history).]


[Of course, the theatre was full by the opening whistle.]


[Your playbill]


[An introductory video on YouTube . . . ]

[The playbill continued . . . ]




[And if you’ve been on Medicare for at least a couple years, you will recognize and know the words to every song on the “playlist!”  Hey kids, remember when we used to listen to these songs all day long on KDWB and all night on WLS in Chicago?]


[Wonderful cast . . . ]


[And hey, Dave Berg!  Matthew Rubbelke (“Bill”) is a somewhat younger you!]





[I videoed some of Bobby’s family here, at winery, August 2011, with my old snapshot camera: Tommy (son), Julie (niece), ad Matt (nephew, Bill’s son).]

[This photo of the whole Velline family after the show is on loan from Julie’s FB page.  We did get a chance to visit with Matt and Julie, now long time residents of Alexandria, before the show.]


[You have one week left to see this show!]


If I didn’t do this well, I just wouldn’t have anything to do…I can’t cook, and I’d be a terrible housewife.”  ~  Freddie Mercury (Queen)

Up Next:  Please finish Europe . . .

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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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