Alexandria Area High School Carolers @ SAWA

December 19

There are 6 Christmas carol videos scattered herein.  Most are less than 2 minutes long.  Enjoy!


[With Deb and Paul, our last SAWA Christmas.  😦  ]




[The 5-course dinner with a different wine with each course.]


[Steve Deitz continues to lead this wonderful idea.  The Carolers started in 1962, so this is the 54th year.  To say they are popular . . . well, they do 50 performances just in the month of December.  Incidentally, our dinner companion Mr. Trumm was a Caroler from ’79-81.]






[No pesticides were used in the production of this video.]



[When they introduced themselves and gave a Christmas wish, the young man standing next to Mr. Deitz said he wanted to come back to this place (SAWA) in four years!]


[And Josie Nelson (black hat, gray skirt) just wanted to say ‘hi’ to her friends Tom and Ruth.  Whatta peach!]



[Our sommelier, as usual, was Patty Gaetz of World Class Wines in Mpls.  A few years ago she introduced us to Don David Malbec, which became our favorite wine.  Patty prefers the wines of Sicily.]


[So, here’s course 3.]


[And 4, the main course.]


[And wow to the desserts.  Many thanks to SAWA for a delightful dinner and evening.]



[Psssst!  See that weird guy taking our picture . . . ]


[I heard he’s a known Alexandria Cardinal sympathizer?]


One thing I learned from drinking is that if you ever go Christmas caroling, you should go with a group of people.  And also go in mid-December.  ~  Louis C.K.

Up Next:  There’s some games coming up.

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” 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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