Sunday, July 5, 2009

PART THREE: Friends, Family And Fireworks--Fourth Of July On The Jordan Pond (Summer Visitation 2009)

Photos By John Hoff

There were all kinds of great people at the Jordan Pond Fourth of July celebration. Here are some of their images and a few stories about last night...

From top to bottom, here's my son Alex with Noah Duncanson's dog, Wally.

My son Alex sees every dog as a furry best friend he just hasn't met yet, so Alex loves life in NoMi where so many people have big dogs in large, affordable back yards.

In the next photo, Homewood resident Brian Reichow and his daugher, Ariel, with the Jordan Pond in the background. After Brian...Todd Heintz, JACC Board Director, in a West Broadway Alive t-shirt. West Broadway Alive is the City's comprehensive redevelopment plan for one of NoMi's main avenues, West Broadway.

Jordan's neighborhood association chair, Kip Browne, is featured in the next two photos. First, Kip holding a potato and, second, Kip playing guitar.  Kip does not like to have his picture taken. (Sarcasm font)

Kip kindly offered me a big hunk of the hot potato and, well, what are you going to do? Refuse the chair of the neighborhood? I don't think so.

The last photo shows one of the neighbors on the roof of his garage, where he was setting off rockets. He thought the photo might be "incriminating" but our response was, like, ARE YOU KIDDING? It's obvious there is a police policy of tolerance in effect when it comes to setting off fireworks in Minneapolis.

Well, that is to say...certainly that appears to be the policy in NORTH Minneapolis.

More photos to follow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I miss the neighborhood get togethers in Jordan. Glad everyone had a good time.