This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Enjoying springtime

The redbuds are blooming, about a month earlier than in 2009. In the background below you can see an oak that has started to leaf out.
At SJC the baseball team was playing, and while I watched them, the team was ahead 3-0. They have not had a good start to the season, losing almost all of their games.

The track team was hosting the one home meet of the season, the Gene and Rose Edmunds Invitational. The weather was ideal, something that is a bit unusual for a meet this early. Marian and North Park sent teams to enjoy the day. Below a girl from Marian almost clears five feet two inches in the high jump.

Did you know that the James Hanley, who was born in Rensselaer, wrote or co-wrote the song, Back Home Again in Indiana, a song played each year at the Indianapolis 500? (Here is Jim Nabors singing the song at the Indianapolis 500 in 2010. Nabors does not live in Indiana, but does have a house in Whitefish, Montana, and my cousin there knows him. That is about as close a connection to a celebrity as I have--it is closer than my connection to Lady Gaga--my sister-in-law rents to one of the people who works on her tours.)

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