A Wee Bit ‘O Belated Christmas

January 12

We interrupt coverage of the Panama Canal cruise for something only of interest to the family, if that . . . 

[It was 16 below zero the morning of our great sharing of presents . . . ]

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[It was not possible until this day because, of course, we had been cruising the waters of Central America from December 15 – January 5.  And then Jami came for a 4-day visit this week.  You open first, Mom!]

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[Oh boy!]

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[Thank you, Grandma Fran and Grandpa Ed!]

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[Thank you, Jami!]

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[Her home-grown and made parcel]

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[From Jami and Danny . . . ]

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[Wool-covered soap]

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[More from Jami and Danny . . . ]

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[Hurry, open it, open it!]

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[Oh boy!]

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[But we opened the wrong ones – Ruthie got Barack, and I got Michelle.]

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[What could this be?]

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[Hello, Carol Burnett!]

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[This was the Rita supply box . . . ]

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[Pizza cards!]

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[Ohhhhhhhhhhh!]

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[Coasters]

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[A nifty cloth bag]

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[Woo-woo!]

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[Hey, moose (towel)!]

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[Socks!!  (Rita makes sure the whole family is always well stocked in foot coverings).]

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[Coloring book – Thanks for everything, Reetz!]

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[This is my mom and dad????]

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[Your turn, Jami.]

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[Her package from Aunt Rita . . . ]

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[A book for Ruthie from Rita.]

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[And Jami got a cloth bag . . . ]

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[And socks!]

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[Thank you, Rita!  And see y’all again next year!]

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Santa Claus has the right idea.  Visit people once a year.  ~  Victor Borge

Up Next:  Girls’ hockey?

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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1 Response to A Wee Bit ‘O Belated Christmas

  1. JamiG4 says:

    Glad to have some time with you both. Hope you are feeling better soon!!

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