Thanksgiving (before it got here)

November 17

[On this morning, Jami and Lucky us to take up full time residence at “the Harn.”  I had to soothe the Super by reminding her they would only be two hours north of us.]

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[ . . . so she loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly . . . Harn?]

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[THE HARN OR BUST!]

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[Later the same day . . . ]

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[The Boys of ’65 got together for out monthly lunch and “I forgot all about that!” session – at the O-Town Tavern in Osakis.]

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November 18

. . . the day the Earth stood still!

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[Yup, the day before we had been in spring jackets in the continuing mild autumn.  So this 10 inches landed directly on top of as yet unfrozen ground.]

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[Beautiful, but still a shock to our yet unwinterfied senses.]

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November 19

. . . the aftermath.

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[It was a very wet snow and its weight turned evergreen trees into folded umbrellas.  Many limbs were lost throughout the area.  We were lucky the branches we still supple (not frozen) or we could have lost a lot more.]

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[Nevertheless, we did trundle forth that evening.]

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[The Cheese Bots were at SAWA . . . ]

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[Both guitar players are from Mpls and they said it was a tough drive after they got to Freeport.]

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[Hi!  Don David!]

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November 20

FOOTLOOSE!!

[As we posted on FB:  Jeanne and Ken Howell were sitting in front of us. At intermission, Ken just turned around and said, “Wow!” Pretty much sums it up for me. Kudos to everybody involved in this big time production! The kids never cease to amaze me . . . their singing and dancing are always beyond expectations, but this time even their acting really stood out. Word must have gotten out . . . this afternoon’s matinee appeared to be a near sell out in the 1,000 seat auditorium. Oh, and we must give a shout out to Josie Nelson, who we’ve followed since her “early” years and has been oft featured in my blog, for her eye popping performance as Ariel.]

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For those of you who cannot be with family this Thanksgiving, please resist the urge to brag.  ~  Andy Borowitz

Up Next:  Thanksgiving.

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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