Sunday, October 13, 2013
That's my father-in-law, Dale Dahlke. And, that's one heck of an arrow!
Dale likes to build and remodel houses. A recent project of his was to bulldoze a horribly run down resort on the east shore of Lake Mille Lacs and to build a community of 13 cute little cabins on the land. Recently, he came into possession of the old launch captain's home adjacent to the cabins which he gutted and is now remodeling. It was in this house Dale found what he called ’a little present‘.
When Dale's not hammering on something, he's out fishing. He tells many stories of landing (or nearly) some huge fish. I've always considered them fish tales, but I may have to reconsider. If this arrow is a little present, his lunker fish might just be fresh-water whales.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Hot damn, if this arrow doesn't raise the bar for workmanship!
This cobalt blue surfboard arrow comes all the way from the Pacific Coast. Kurt Rein grew up a stones throw from Mt. Holly and headed west chasing tasty waves. Kurt found his flatlander's Shangri La on the beaches North of San Diego. In the process found a beautiful wife and fathered a pretty rad little dude.
Kurt introduced me to The Sandwich Club which was one of the turning points of my life in the early oughts. Now I'm doubley indebted to him.
Shaka, brah. Thanks for the fine work.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Brynn and Eric Hausmann delivered this arrow in person at Mt. Holly Days this year. They also delivered a lot of laughter, conversation and flat out joy, much like the CC Club, the bar where the two of them met.
Any of you who have been there, will mark that the bar is one of the last vestiges of a non-pretentious neighborhood watering hole. It's noisy and friendly from open to close.
Anyone who has had the chance to work or hang out with one or both of the Hausmanns will note the same. You leave feeling happier with the human condition and perhaps a little tipsy.
Thanks for the arrow and for visiting, you two. Mt. Holly's a better place for having you as tourists.