I, Lottie, enjoyed my stay here in Ottawa, Canada’s capital. While here, I was made a member of Club 2014. This is the organizing group for the Canadian National Square and Round Dance Convention to take place here in Ottawa in July, 2014. They hope to see me and all my dancing friends from the U.S.A. for some great dancing and to renew old and make new friendships. Now I’m continuing my journey in the care of Lorraine Cole and Ken Phillips. They are off to 3/4 day of dancing at the Toronto and district convention. Sorry, but no one took pictures of me and all the fun we had.
I have had an exciting time in Myrtle Beach. Jim and June belong to both MPR square dance clubs and also to the A club: the Dixie Diamonds, which meets Wednesdays in Surfside Beach at the Senior Center. The Monday and Thursday clubs meet at the Senior Center on 21st Ave North…not far down from the Convention Center in Myrtle Beach. All dances start at seven. Don’t miss a dance with them–they’re a fun bunch!
OK, I know I procrastinated, and I’m really sorry, but I am finally trying to let everyone know where I, Lottie, am and have been for quite awhile–having fun in Rochester, New York, with the Klippels. Without Rosalie and Erich knowing, I secretly watched “Friendship Set to Music” one night on cable–you know it airs here in Rochester! I miss all my friends back in Minnesota so it was good seeing you on TV again.
Sandy & Dick Jones gave me to Erich & Rosalie Klippel at the Southern Tier Wheelers in Campbell, New York. I traveled to Watkins Glen, New York, in September of this year. There was a great festival there hosted by the Penn Yan Squaredancing group. Since then, I’ve become a semi-resident in Rochester, New York–great place with great hospitality!
Rosalie & Erich let me live in their RV since my arrival–what a deal! They won’t admit to the the “loony-ness” that they’ve exhibited as a result of my hanging out with them. Fun people!
They’re promising to let me get on with my travels by giving me to some friends who plan to travel south for the winter. Since Rosalie and Erich still work, their travel is restricted during the winter months.
So have a very “Loony” Christmas season and a safe New Year. Talk at your soon!
Larry here checking in. I spent time with Theresa and Andrew and their parents in Indiana. At the end of July we went to dance with their home club, the Star Righters in Michigan City, Indiana. Tom Davis was the caller and Shirley Heiny was the cuer. It was there that I met Walter and Jeanette from Anthony, Florida. They have been traveling around in their camper. So I am off to parts unknown in the camper. Now I just have to try to remember what I learned in caller’s school……that’s right allemande left then a right and left grand.
See you down the road,
Larry here checking in. After Leaving the Minnesota State Convention in Rochester, MN I traveled with Theresa and Andrew and their parents down to the Heart of America Caller’s School in Topeka, KS. There I met Jerry Junck, Tim Marriner and Paul Heinze. While I was in Kansas I stopped by the CallerLab Home Office and met Dana, Wade and the rest of the staff. From Kansas it was back on the road again to Detroit, MI and the 60th National Square Dance Convention where I watched Theresa and Andrew call. I am now back home in Indiana with Theresa and Andrew and I am helping them practice. I am looking forward to going to their home club called the Star Righters of Michigan City, IN. We will be dancing there at the end of July. Maybe if I keep hanging out with callers I can learn to yodel. See you at a dance somewhere down the road
Larry here, well Vince took me to
the Minnesota State Square Dance Convention on June 10th. While there he heard
two new young callers by the name of Teresa and Andrew Berger from Newcarlyle
IN and thought that they would be a fun group to travel with. These two
individuals are brother and sister, ages 16 and 17 respectively, and were
leaving on Sunday June 12th to attend Jerry Junck’s caller school. They started
square dancing 6 years ago and have been calling for a year now. They enjoy
square and tap dancing, Teresa also does ballet, and they also love theater and
musicals. I know that I will have fun going to places with them especially
caller school, but I will miss Lacy who is Vince’s pet companion. Good Bye
I went home with Vince and was only there for a
few days before he was going to take me to the Minnesota State Convention in
Rochester MN. While I was with him he took me down to Akin park in Anoka along
the Rum river. The first photo is me with Vince’s companion Lacy, she was real
nice to me and didn’t try to hurt me, at the park with the Mississippi
river in the far background. The other photo is at the same park where Vince
showed me some relatives, that being Canadian geese and some Mallards. He is
now going to take me to the State Square Dance Convention
Donna gave me to Vince at the “Jerry Story” dance at the Crystal Community Center. Looking on from the back of the stage are callers Dick Rueter and Jerry Story and WestonkaWhirlers’ presidents Bruce and Diana.
Wow! What a dance! That Jerry has so much energy when he calls a dance that Vince and I needed to sleep in for a couple of days!