Nashville (The Real One!)

May 16

[Indiana, that is!  After Noblesville, it was time to visit the Super’s sister, Rita.  We were shocked, shocked as we drove up to her place to find a new house on the neighboring lot that had been vacant since Reetz moved into her classic square log home in 1972!  An 88-year old widower bought the lot and built a too modern house for this artist community. Oh, poopie butt!]

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[When I say artist community, I mean artist community.  For a town of 1,000, it has a ginormous art gallery – let’s take a visit with The Biddies.]

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[It had just featured our old friend and Rita’s long-time neighbor, Bill Zimmerman.  Bill died in November 2011 – hard to believe it was that long ago.  His wife Judy still lives down the street and dropped by for a visit our first night here.]

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[Reetz begins a stroll around . . . ]

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[And we didn’t know “Crazy Dave” had it in him?]

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[And here Reetz is looking over the works of another artist friend from the area, David Dale.]

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[I guess this is self-explanatory?]

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[And now the Super on a walkabout.]

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[And this is the Zimmerman studio collection.  Reetz has three of his originals.]

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[The place is huge (or is it “yuge”?)!]

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[The Biddies with Zimmerman bears.]

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[And back outside where the facility fits the areas nature theme.]

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[Then it was decided we needed some wine after our art tour.  And yes, the front door was hit by a guy in his car!]

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[A photo from at least 6  years ago – Reetz with the Dales on her right and the Zimmermans on her left.]

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[And the Super and I enjoy three Zimmerman owl prints at home.  Bill also did the duck mobile.  🙂  ]

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My absolute favorite meal in Nashville is sweet-potato pancakes at Pancake Pantry.  ~ Taylor Swift

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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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