Please Bare* With Me!

The last time there was this much class of ’65 brainpower in one place was when Tom Obert dined alone!!

The above quote is from someone who obviously believes our protagonist was not, as had been rumored, recently released from a South Pacific penal colony.  From his appearance, however, it is obvious that he is about to slink into the dark recesses of techno-geekdom, likely not to return to the civilized world for several days.  The reason?  He is at least three soccer and two volleyball games behind in his reporting.  He has not yet finished his summer vacation report, though the event’s denouement was a month and a half ago.  And this weekend?  Fugeddaboutit!  Homecoming weekend was overrun by five events in the last three days.  The protagonist discovered he has taken 200 photographs over that time – and now has niche cameras!  The ole standby snapshot/video camera; the new “Greg Trumm” standard EOS; and for today’s homecoming parade/football game, the new “Greg Trumm” EOS telephoto.  A sampling:

[I have to admit – I love the telephoto effect down Broadway during the homecoming parade.  And when we arrived at the parade’s end, we were greeted by a gleeful Wendy Kohler, the girls’ basketball coach.  The reason for her glee is readily obvious in the middle photograph – 6th and 7th grade girl basketball players are 6’8″ and can dunk!]

[Note to Harry:  See, I told you – girls are the better athletes!]

[Note to the Trumm family:  I have to admit I referred the two young ladies above to the Alex volleyball coach as potentially terrific blockers!]

[Note to Bob Longfellow:  It was nice to see you for the first time since 1964, when your family moved away from Alex, and that you came back this year for your first ever reunion with the Alex class of ’66!]

[Run, don’t walk, to the polls on Tuesday and pass the new high school referendum!]

*  Editor’s note:  “Bare” is obviously a play on words.  The two Super Fan Ruthies at the homecoming game today, the supervisor and ’65 classmate Ruth Helie Anderson, both admitted they attend football games mainly in hopes of seeing a streaker!]

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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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