Saturday, May 03, 2003

Tickling the Ivories

Norris did a tremendous job last night, playing for the Silent Movies at the St. Anthony Park library. Packed with loads of kids and their parents, Norris had a marathon 80 minutes of movies to play for, since it was an ALL silent night ( in the past they've interspersed a talkie between the silents). It is always fun to see the reactions to this stuff - kids who have never seen it, and are jaded video game/DVD/VCR junkies still can get into these films made before their grandparents were born!

Thursday, May 01, 2003

John, Lynda and I visited Matt at work this afternoon and then went to "Art in Bloom" at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. And Mae, when your mom drove away she was carrying Bobo, so don't blame Koko if you don't get him back!

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

We're having John and Lynda at our house, 1745 Carroll Ave., at 5:30 P.M. on May 3rd. All Andersons welcome!

Janelle and Matt :)
Hope y'all Andersons have a fun time with Mom and Dad visiting. Hey Mom and Dad, don't forget to pick up some Dunn Bros. coffee, and maybe the bear if the dog can bear to part with it (oops, bad pun.) Then you can "mail" them to me. Thanks! Have fun, wish I was there!
Mae
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Happy Birthday, Teresa! Hope you've had a great day. How does Joel do that cake-thing? It is so cool!
I just wanted to mention to you all that Stevie has been playing good tennis lately! He won at second singles yesterday at Powderhorn Park. (Nice to have a match so close to home.) Over the weekend he played 4 matches and all of them went 3 sets, so he was really tired out and also sunburned.
What a beautiful flower you're studying, Ingrid. Leavenwothia is lovely as is the Botanist. Do they grow here in Minnesota?
Hope to see you all soon! Nancy
Happy Birthday Teresa!!!!


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Scientist at large
I just got back from a collecting trip in Alabama. My labmate and I collected wildflower seeds from Leavenwothia, the genus that we study. Here's a picture of me in the field and of my flower. It grows in the cedar glades which you can see behind me--the glades are mostly cedars and limestone. I hope the wildflowers are as pretty in Minnesota!




Sunday, April 27, 2003

Thumbs Up for The Music Man

All the Andersons had a great time at the Music Man's final performance Saturday. The cast gave a very spirited performance - it was clear cast, musicians and crew really did a lot of hard work. AND Mark treated us to ice cream sundaes! It was fun to see Roosevelt - it has changed a bit from our days there! It was also nice to see Mark's students and their appreciation of him. (And he didn't even buy them ice cream!)