Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Want a postcard?

This photo of my daughter Kati and husband Jim was taken a few months ago. The first person who can identify what is happening here gets a postcard from St. Paul, Minnesota! Good luck!

Today in Minnesota History: 1990 - Sister Mary Giovanni Gourhan, founder in 1963 of Guadalupe Area Project alternative school, dies. A native of West St. Paul, Gourhan ran an unorthodox school, teaching the basics plus Mexican history and effective living and meditation techniques. The school continues her mission today. (Reference: MNHS:ORG)

40 comments:

  1. Well, it could be either of two things... 1) saluting (in rather free-form fashion) the lowering of the Flag at sunset...
    or 2) they've spotted him, and they're watching Dick Cheney duck hunt (hopefully from a safe distance)...

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  2. pour voir les illuminations de noel ???


    to see the Christmas lights???

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  3. I would say that they are trying to view the sunset.

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  4. hahahaha to aphotoaday's 2nd guess.
    my guess, they are watching some spectacular bird show? heheh

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  5. I would guess a hot air balloon, but I don't think anyone goes out in them when it's that cold. Hmm . . .

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  6. Kate, thank you for stopping by at my blog. I hope that you will stop by often. I love your site.

    Dave

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  7. Perhaps a horses race? (not sure this expression is the right one...)

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  8. A crosscountry race...actually, I have no idea!

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  9. Kevin Leuthold11:55 AM

    eclipse

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  10. Horse race ??? They would have to be "angels on horseback" at that height !!! Watching the space shuttle or looking at "the stairway to Heaven" #392

    I have mentioned your blog @ #343 on my blog - 21 21 21 Great Blogs To Read - as it is worth sharing.

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  11. Well I'm disappointed. I was going to say hot air balloon too,though it does seem the wrong weather. Sunrise?

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  12. Merry Christmas Kate!
    Looking closer at the fences in the background, and the position of their head, I would say, like Alice, that they are watching a horse show with jumping...

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  13. great photo Kate, maybe your dearest ones are watching planes... maybe not

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  14. An Easter sunrise service?

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  15. Geese flying south? Annie

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  16. Well, no-one yet has guessed. Keep trying; the postcard will be fantastic! PS. One of you is on the right track.

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  17. They're watching a hockey game?

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  18. If not geese, could it be ducks flying south? I'm reaching here.

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  19. Maybe watching an airplane show or parade?

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  20. I think they look at the second horse racing!
    I like the image capture.

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  21. It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superman!

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  22. Based on your additional hints, I would have to guess your daugher and son-in-law are observing a soccer match....

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  23. Are they watching skydivers landing?

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  24. Deb is guessing now:
    Watching Kate skydive?

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  25. I was surfing the newly posted blogs when your message came in, Deb. It made me laugh out loud. Don't I wish!

    Think about my last clue!!

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  26. I am very competitive,so I will try again;-)
    It is on a track (your hint) so:
    horse racing
    car/truck/motorcycle racing
    perhaps your grandkid was running 100/200/400m dash/hurdles...
    That's it, I'm done;-)
    When will you tell us?

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  27. perhaps watching a car race

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  28. Watching a vet parade.

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  29. Well, I've scattered clues about here and there, and, I must say that a few of you (namely, Isabella and Deb and Chis) are gamely trying to find the answer. Don't go too far afield, tho!

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  30. Is it the man flying a delta wing and geese following him?
    Sorry....my english is not so good.

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  31. They are tracking the children and/or grandchildren.

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  32. Kate - I received your personal challenge (dare I say a dare?) and even though I believe I get your hints - game, track, field - my mind is not working to its full capacity, due to all the imbibing during the festivities;-)))
    Track and field athletics, perhaps?

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  33. Isabella, You are almost there. Go for it! You're closer than anyone!!

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  34. Oh, you are cruel, Kate - why do you torture me so? Soccer/baseball/football/lacrosse/hockey?
    Dog/fowl(game)racing/? OK I'm loosing it...
    Let me sleep on it...pleeeeze...

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  35. Grrrrrr......I can't stop thinking about this but I try again.
    Are they watching an ice skate competition, it seems very cold?

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  36. I've got it! Your daughter and your husband (got it right this time) are watching you participate in the Twin Cities Marathon!!

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  37. The postcard goes to Isabella even tho she listed a multitude of events: soccer, baseball, football.

    I inadvertently mislead you by using the word "track", but I also added "game" and "afield" to help you out!!

    My husband Jim (Jaime in Mexico!!) and daughter Kate were watching the championship FOOTBALL game in which grandson Dominique was playing. His team won the championship in his age category. He had great coaches who gave unselfishly of their time. God love them!

    So, Isabella, stop tearing your hair out, and the creative postcard goes to Deb and Chris for making me laugh!! Skydiving and Twin City Marathon indeed! Send me your addresses offline (my address in with my profile) so I can mail it before I wing away.

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  38. With this quiz at long last over, and with the passing of Gerald Ford earlier this week, I feel it is somehow appropriate to offer a quote from him at this time. Though not perfect, I think it speaks to those of us who spent countless hours grappling with the quiz:
    "My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over"

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  39. Congratulations to Isabella.
    Indeed the nightmare is over.
    Greetings from Europe (NL).

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  40. And to quote dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: "Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."
    We can resume our lives now!

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