Blog for Jackie Sue while at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. UPDATED. This blog now covers her progress after her mini-allo MUD transplant. Her transplant was the first one to be performed by the Mayo Clinic.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Friday Night Ooomm Paaa Paaah



Here you see a picture of Jackie jumping for joy. Now some of you might think this was because she was released from the hospital. But that's not the case! You see...she is jumping for joy because she had JUST learned that a 2 day Polka festival would take place here in Rochester. And the best news of all???? It was taking place RIGHT HERE in the hotel!!! That's right... a full-fledged Polka convention is taking place right here in our hotel as well as the one across the street. All three ballrooms in this hotel are filled with the festive air of the ooomm paaa paaah of the accordion!

It gets better! Jackie needed to run downstairs to the pharmacy to get a couple of items. Coming back up the elevator she ran into Olga and Sven Stuajhaven (of the world renowned Polka Kings Band)! For those that may not remember, Sven is the DRUMMER! She EVEN helped Olga and Sven get the drum setup off the elevator on the second floor. Jackie says Sven is STILL going strong at 85 and Ogla doesn't look a day over 75!

Now...this is important! Don't let this leak out....but a VERY famous guest is rumored to be staying in OUR hotel! Rumor has it that "Weird" Al Yankovich is staying here and will make an UNANNOUNCED visit to the Polka Festival. Wow! Life DOES NOT get any better than THIS!

Well...I've got to go. We just came up from the second floor ballroom and actually got to see Sven work his magic on the snare drum! The accordion music is filling the hallways. The smell of Old Spice and Geritol permeates the entire hotel. I'm not sure if we take this level of excitement for long!

The second pic is of Sven and the Polka Kings IN ACTION! You can just barely make out Sven in the background. He's the younger-looking guy in the band and the one with a litle bit of hair.

Until later....

Bruce AND Jackie
from the Rochester Fall Polka Festival ... of course this is just a joke. But they are having a major Polka festival and Jackie DID help the old man drummer off the elevator. He WAS about 85 and VERY proud of the fact that he would be playing until midnight! And "Weird" Al Yankovick? Well...he's probably still weird and not within a 1000 miles of this place. BTW, Al's father (I believe) was actually a famous Polka bank leader and that's where Al learned to play the accordion.
"Jackie...where's my lederhosen?"

3 Comments:

Blogger tami said...

YEAH!!!! PRAISE GOD!!! SO HAPPY YOUR OUT! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. YOU DESERVE TO HAVE SOME FUN. YOU TWO KIDS GO ENJOY YOURSELF. TALK TO YA SOON.. LOVE YA, TAMI

3:57 AM

 
Blogger tami said...

Blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank.

Jeremiah 17:7-8

3:59 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,

Glad you had so much fun at the polka festival. We heard it could get real cold at the land of the lakes. Well, it's Saturday, 11-12-05 and it's 78 degrees, and, what is wrong with Old Spice and Geritol?

Hope to see you guys soon,

Neal

3:42 PM

 

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