A Winery Holiday Weekend

May 26

Jami just happened to come down for the prelims . . .

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[Can you say, “Ahhhhh, Sauterne”?]

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May 27

A surprisingly nice day!  The assembled masses enjoyed music sitting outside for the first time (I think?).


[Anthony Miltich brought family and a friend:  I am joined by guest musicians Jim Miltich (harmonica/guitar/vocal/humorist), Helen Kaul Miltich (vocalist) and John Rivera (percussion).]

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[They were as delightful as the weather . . . ]

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[Here some are singing and some are drumming . . . ]

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[Fans came from as far away as South Dakota . . . well, orginally.]

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[And then another Miltich showed – Steve apparently was a total surprise.]

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[Anthony is having fun with siblings.]

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[At the request of at least me.]

May 28

[Josie Nelson + winery = WIND.  We’ve always joked that she always seems to get gale force winds when she performs here.]

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[And the wind was quite chilly . . . ]

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[Her mom arrived with an extra layer for her . . . ]

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[But we said she should have ordered some wool socks as well!]

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[It was an event weekend, with beer from the new local brewery, Copper Trail Brewing Company; and burgers and fries and stuff; and  . . . ]

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[L’il Ole]

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[And before Josie could finish, here comes the storm.  The Super and I got soaked rushing (well, a higher rate of speed than usual for older people) to the car out in the pasture.]

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[Josie graduates from high school this year, an event that will take place prior to the next time I have to do my nails.  Then we’ll have to turn her loose in the world and hope she comes back to visit on occasion.]

Marry an orphan: you’ll never have to spend boring holidays with the in-laws.  ~  George Carlin

Up Next:  It was suppose to be the section softball game at noon today.  After getting totally drenched several times on the Canada trip and then yesterday at the winery with Josie, we received medical advice that any further soakings within the next 6 months could lead to a costly and painful surgical procedure called a “moldectomy.”  The game likely did not get rained out – I don’t know the results.

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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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1 Response to A Winery Holiday Weekend

  1. JamiG4 says:

    Oh, so nice to hear the Miltich clan!! And this Josie tune is one of my favorites. She is all grown up! Ah, all you miss when you’ve moved from Vacationland USA…

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