After riding my bicycle around on a cool Saturday morning, I headed over to Spring Grove once again for their Homecoming celebration. There was a whole lot going on, and some Spring Grove pop was definitely consumed.

I got there in time to see the Spring Grove Veterans Memorial dedication. What struck me was the stories the memorial stones could tell. There were over 1,000 veterans honored; we can't thank our veterans enough. Thank you!

Then, after finding Luke and Shari, I had to step into the batting cage for a while. A few good hits was enough practice for when I play for the Lanesboro Excelsiors! Then to hurry over to the car show! There was a big timeframe to choose from, with pretty new cars, and one that was 105 years old! Wow!

Well, I had walked around a bit, and needed something to eat. The Norwegian food stand had been moved inside, so I went into the school for something other than a ballgame for the first or second time ever!

I figure for you folks, I would give you the Norwegian food lesson as well. It was all great as expected, and I washed that down with a strawberry Spring Grove soda pop.

Of course, a Homecoming celebration isn't complete without seeing some people in their old hometown. I saw one of my friends from back in the day that I don't think I had seen since his high school grad party back in 2010! I'm pretty sure I saw my 2nd grade teacher  in line for the Norwegian food as I had finished as well. I did kind of crash the whole "shindig", though. I wore a bit of Mabel-Canton gear in rival Spring Grove territory.

Before the parade, I got a root beer float (did I mention drinking Spring Grove Soda Pop?). Then a long parade, with some good candy. Bands were coming from all over the state to see us. The First Brigade Band was a band that marched through, that performed after the parade, and had before during the Memorial dedication. And there was one troll rollerblading through the parade, who reminded me of a former roommate.

And any day isn't complete for me without some baseball. The Spring Grove alumni

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played "odds" vs. "evens," depending on what year they graduated. The "Evens" won it, despite some hustle and great effort by their opposition. As far as pitching is concerned, I believe Lonnie Morken, who was jokingly charged after hitting Dakotah Rostad with a pitch, took the loss.

So that was my Saturday. How did you spend yours?

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