Entering December

November 28

Because you just can’t get this any place else . . . 

November 29

Bradley buys a new TV, brings it to his mad scientist lair, and I get my first ever cell phone because the Super killed our landline . . .

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November 30

Class of ’65 fine dining event; this month at Fat Daddy’s . . . 

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December 1

“Annie” at the Andria.  The Super gives it a big thumbs up.  We unwittingly arrived a half hour early so strolled a bit on Broadway . . . 

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December 2

Let’s drive out to the winery . . . 

[At the winery with Paul Drinkwine . . . ]

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[The Super getting her “Missing U at . . . ” photos . . . ]

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[‘Tis the season!]

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A song of the season . . . 

[So let’s be jolly!]

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[The sun sinks, to be seen again on the following morning.]

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[The old wagon has a certain presents at this time of year.]

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[Because the Super likes mooses – one without flash, one with, to be donated to the “Save the Mooses Fund.”  The moose, incidentally, is the one on the left.]

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[The Super’s flag pole adorned with a seasonal flag, soon to be changed.]

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[Enough outdoor decorating for this year.]

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But it’s only a Super Moon . . . 

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[When an afternoon at the winery just isn’t enough . . . ]

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[Because it’s time for the Cheese Bots at the Garden Bar on 6th . . . ]

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[And a good time was had by all!]

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The crisp path through the field in this December snow, in the deep dark, where we trod the buried grass like ghosts on dry toast.  ~  Dylan Thomas

Up Next:  I think there’s some games and stuff . . .

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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