‘Twas The Week Before The Week Before Christmas

. . . so lots was happenin’

December 11

[We had our annual Those Who Stay Behind dinner at Arrowwood for the senior golf league.  I forgot to take pictures.  It happens.  If you’re interested, you can look back at previous year’s soirees – they’re always the second week in December.  But thanks again to Richie for setting it up and to Diann and Al for their annual gift of homemade wine.]

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December 12

[The next day we were at the winery . . . because it’s there, as were the Salty Dogs.  I noted that the young lady, 7 1/2 months old and whose parents are both concert violinists, had an unnatural attraction to the guitar player.]

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December 17

[A beautiful almost winter morning, with a pileated woodpecker . . . ]

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[And the Salty Dogs were at SAWA that evening.   Greg was joined by Lesley (the parents of the 7 1/2 month old) for some good old-fashioned violin Christmas music . . .  ]

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December 18

[Another beautiful almost winter morning with “icicles”on the trees, and later in the afternoon we were joined by two eagles and a crow (spying on them)      ]

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[That evening the girls took on Rogers in hockey.  The JV did fine, winning 5 – 2, with the photos featuring, I believe, Meghan Moore (23), Calley Richardson (7), and Kaia Illies (13), all sophomores.]

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[The varsity, however, had one of those games where nothing went right.  We lost Kristin Trosvig (15) to a practice injury and McKenna Ellingson (24) got hurt in the first period and never returned.  That’s two key forwards missing – but as a team we were just flat the whole game.  The first period score of 0 – 3 was . . . well, not good.]

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[We played better in the 2nd period.  Amy Jost (33) got her first varsity to close the gap to 3 – 1.]

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[But we knew it was a night not to be when Mari Wosepka (18) got a break away.  She’s been killing those all year, but . . . this one hit the crossbar (you can see it in the photo)!  That would have made the score 3 – 2 with half a game to go.  Who knows?  And later in the period, Mari had another potential break away but over-skated the puck.  It happens, at all levels.]

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[We’ll do better next time!]

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[We hied from the RCC after the game to Interlachen.  We hadn’t seen Matt and Julie Velline for a long time – their 9:00 starts are too late for we old folks – but after a hockey game we’re still wired.]

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December 19

[The joint production between the AAAA Theatre and Lakes Area Radio Theatre of “It’s A Wonderful Life” was terrific show in which 20 on-stage actors played 42 roles.]

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December 20

[The high school’s annual combined orchestra-choir Christmas show, as always the blockbuster event of the year.]

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The Alexandria high school carolers in 1965 . . . and today

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And wrapping up with the family’s 1964 Christmas letter

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It is assumed that the woman must wait, motionless, until she is wooed.  That is how the spider waits for the fly.  ~ George Bernard Shaw

Up next:  Back to Hawaii.  It sounds like a blizzard outside now, but we’re still above normal temperatures.  The lakes finally froze over late last week, and we may get more snow by Christmas.

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One Response to ‘Twas The Week Before The Week Before Christmas

  1. jamig4 says:

    Love the pictures of Ce looking at Erik’s guitar! And, of course, the Christmas letter. Heartwarming stuff.

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