Because Inquiring Minds Want to Know . . .

OK, this is a little bit of inside baseball, but it’s the best way I have to disseminate the information.  Alice and Dave Anderson celebrated their 50th anniversary yesterday at Gathered Oaks before a cast of thousands.  The entertainment was a 4-piece jazz combo of obviously high school age kids, who were very good.  The guitar player attracted our attention because he looked familiar – the Super and I agreed  he looked like Adam Astrup. He was.  Adam was an original Alex wunderkind whose family moved to Cold Spring . . . well, we’d forgotten how many years ago.  So, I looked it up – and now we know the rest of the story.

[Adam with other wunderkinds – we always said Sami Steidl was our original.  This January 15, 2012.]

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[Adam standing with Spencer Christensen, another wunderkind, July 5, 2012.]

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[With Paul Meland on sax, Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale, October 17, 2012.]

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[With Paul and Kirby Karpan at SAWA, October 25, 2013.]

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[With Paul, Kirby, and others with the Alexandria Jazz Combo    ]

Which leads us to . . .  yesterday, July 23, 2017

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[Mr. Astrup, four years later . . . ]

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[Deb Trumm photos . . . she and Paul have a niece and nephew, who in some order are one year younger and one year older than Adam, who go to Rocori High School and are Facebook friends with him.]

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[Wish he could have stayed in Alex longer . . . ]

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Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny.  ~  Frank Zappa

Up Next:  Whatever was in line  . . .

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