What’s Been Happenin’?

Well, the high school winter sports season is over, so . . .

Hi, do you know who we are?  If not, see answer at the bottom (photo on loan from FB).

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March 14

[It’s pizza night at The Depot.  BTW, that fatigue jacket is older than Marco Rubio. And it spent two years at USASTRATCOM, Long Lines Battalion, Fort Buckner, Sukiran, Okinawa . . . and 3 months after it left there, the U.S. turned Okinawa over to Japan. Coincidence?  I think not!  For history buffs, Okinawa didn’t care for that either – they wanted total independence. Okinawans are not Japanese – they are Ryukyuans, as Okinawa is the largest of the Ryukyu Islands.  Just thought you may want to know.]

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[Giggle!  Giggle!]

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[Well, it was National ‘pi’ Day!]

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March 16

[Well, it was National “work on  your taxes” Day!]

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March 17

[At SAWA with Enterprise, with Jim, a recent escapee from Arizona, and Kevin.]

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March 19 – The Last Day of Winter

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March 20 – The First Day of Spring

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[And later that day . . . woo! woo!  Gopher women’s hockey team brings pride to the Minnesota sports scene with yet another national title (Strib photo).]

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March 22 – Jami’s Birthday and Empty Bowls

[But she began the day with Mom and Dad helping out at Brad’s, “some assembly” was required.]

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[Then on to “Empty Bowls” at the high school, an annual fund raiser with the goal to feed 100 people.  And at the new high school, it comes with entertainment – here Josie Nelson.]

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[Then The Carolers, with Josie taking up her spot on the far right.]

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[And we assume belly dancing, because of increased interest, will be offered as a course option beginning at the kindergarten level.]

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[I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK!]

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[Yes, the Super, once again, scored in a silent auction.]

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[Back home, a birthday salute to Jami!  We dusted off a bottle of Carlos Creek port that I’m sure we’d had on hand for over 10 years.]

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[Though the cork totally crumbled upon opening, we pronounced the product to be quite tasty!]

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[We’re port drinking lumberjacks and we’re OK!]

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[How ’bout them empty bowls?  The students make these and purchase is your ticket to entry.  Thanks to Abby Pohlen and Mikayla for these two (as signed on the bottom).]

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March 23

[Taking full advantage of half-price bottle night at SAWA, the Super revels in a $59.00 bottle of Rombauer zinfandel!]

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[While we enjoyed the music stylings of Erik Schultz, just returned from running away from winter to Arizona for three months, and Tom Mulder.]

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[Despite a lonely three months apart, they opined performing together again was just like riding a bike.]

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[“Woman II” by David Weatherly of Elbow Lake – part of the art display at SAWA.  I immediately pronounced “her” to be my sister-in-law, Karen.]

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[And, yes, several others agreed!]



March 24

[ICE OUT on beautiful Lake Darling, about a month ahead of “normal.”]

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[That night with Finestra at SAWA, with Jay (hiding behind the speaker), Arlen, and Wally.]

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[Not to be outdone by Karen, a similarity between these two?  “Old Man in Hat,” also by David Weatherly.]

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[A full moon over the newly ice free beautiful Lake Darling.  The 2nd photo is an enhancement of the 1st.]

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Answer:  Rachel Banham, Gopher star, with Kendall Kohler and Macy Hatlestad, the Cardinals starting backcourt.

May you sell everything and retire to Florida just as global warming makes it uninhabitable.  ~ Jewish curse


Up next:  May be Europe?

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Query:  Just wondering why the blog would have over 150 hits on March 24, ten days after the previous posting?
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