Season Openers . . .

December 5

For Theatre L’Homme Dieu and my attendance at a Cardinal boys hockey game . . .

Theatre L’Homme Dieu 2018 Season Announcement Party at The Garden Bar on 6th (photo courtesy of Nicole Mulder)

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[Another beautiful December morning . . . ]

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[The Super, always first to a party, holds her A list position . . . ]

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[Then the Alexandria Area High School Carolers arrived . . . ]

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[Always a season’s joy . . . ]

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And so, let’s hear from the Carolers . . . 

[The theatre’s executive director, Nicole Mulder, checks a selfie . . . ]

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[“Stuffed like a can of sardines” came to mind . . . ]

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[I gathered you here today because . . . ]

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[Nicole and theatre board president, Fred Bursch, prepare for opening remarks, while Erik Schultz tickles his strings in the background . . . ]

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[Party on . . . ]

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[And now, anouncing the new season . . . ]

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[Good ones coming, seeking a couple more!]

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[And the Super adds hers . . . ]

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[My applogies to Nicole and Fred . . . ]

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Later that evening . . .

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[It was a doubleheader hockey night – the girls won their game first.  This would be my first look at the boys team, also expecting a superior season . . . ]

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[But as you can see above, the result was obvious early.  Some of the “boys on the rail” left then, a non-competitive game, and had probably seen a good part of the girls’ game.]

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[I believe this was a score by Andrew Revering (2), sophomore defenseman, in the 2nd period.  I was sitting with his parents then, who also happen to be the parents of last year’s all-state tournament player, McKenzie, now in her freshman scholarship year at UMD.]

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[The final score was 12 – 2.]

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[And the very next day, the Boys of ’65 visited Melby Outpost for our monthly lunch . . . ]

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[And Uncle Mo enjoying the seasonal weather in Washington, D. C. (I believe sister Gretch employing her first time ever smart phone).]

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What is that unforgettable line?  ~  Samuel Beckett

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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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