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Clue #4

Allison Wonderland
 

Here is the new clue:

Clue #4
We’re moving ahead, no oncoming dread.
Our future’s in our hands.
This new term is about what’s firm
Let’s avoid the shifting sands.

And the previous clues:

Clue #3

No time, old sport, to play and cavort.

Pursue the grail with your schemes!

Out at night? Then follow the light

To cross the way to your dreams.

 

Clue #2

Stay away from links and risky hijinks.

Disturb not ground, tree or trail.

Don’t wait for last clue to know what to do;

This year you’ll figure or fail.

 

Clue #1

Be it turmoil endemic or global pandemic

It’s been a tough year for us all.

So rather than punt, we renewed this year’s hunt:

Join us, it’ll be a ball!

 

Don’t be odd, stay in your pod.

Keep six feet away from strangers.

Wear a mask when on your task

To keep all safe from dangers.


Re: clue 3 park pic

Jeff Rodriguez
 

10 harriet island 

Thanks AW


On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 10:37 PM, MNRed
<mnjan36@...> wrote:
I want all 10 votes on Battle Creek


clue 3 park pic

MNRed
 

I want all 10 votes on Battle Creek


Re: Clue #3

alfabob1@...
 

2017 Hunt clue about the Hmong sport Tuj Lub, which is about 5000 years old. A field for this sport was put in at Phalen-Keller Regional Park by the archery field.
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (about the search for the Holy Grail) had Sean Connery as a star. Any Indiana streets near a park? 


Re: Clue #3

Kristen
 

Both! Too early to tell. Old Sport is a book reference. 


On Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 6:23 PM Peeko03 <Peeko03@...> wrote:
I agree about Gatsby, but the book or the author? 

From: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io> on behalf of Kristen <kristen.sommerville@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:15:54 PM
To: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [theallisonwonderland] Clue #3
 
I immediately thought Gatsby with clue 3... another WBL year? Follow the light could mean head north. 

On Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 12:28 PM Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
A less literal thought I had was a reference to a dog park. "old sport" could be a nickname for a dog and they would play and cavort in the dog park.

Follow the light could be something like the 3M sign near Battle Creek or the the big "1" downtown.

David B. Allison


On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:23:24 PM CST, <acpickerign@...> wrote:


The thought had crossed my mind too - lacrosse Ave over by Beaver Lake and there are a couple of lacrosse centric spots in the city too - Monroe park always seems to have the nets set up for example.


Re: Clue #3

Peeko03
 

I agree about Gatsby, but the book or the author? 


From: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io> on behalf of Kristen <kristen.sommerville@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:15:54 PM
To: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [theallisonwonderland] Clue #3
 
I immediately thought Gatsby with clue 3... another WBL year? Follow the light could mean head north. 

On Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 12:28 PM Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
A less literal thought I had was a reference to a dog park. "old sport" could be a nickname for a dog and they would play and cavort in the dog park.

Follow the light could be something like the 3M sign near Battle Creek or the the big "1" downtown.

David B. Allison


On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:23:24 PM CST, <acpickerign@...> wrote:


The thought had crossed my mind too - lacrosse Ave over by Beaver Lake and there are a couple of lacrosse centric spots in the city too - Monroe park always seems to have the nets set up for example.


Re: Clue #3

Jennifer Strahan
 

Also, I just noticed that the finders were from White Bear Lake...


On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 5:38 PM Jennifer Strahan <strahanjen@...> wrote:
This clue from the 1962 hunt has some interesting parallels with the clues so far:
Clue #2
Published on Monday, January 29, 1962
Join Carnival hi-jinks, come on the run; 
The treasure hunt is part of the fun. 
A distant landmark in the sky 
Blinks its message from on high.
Explanation: 
Hi-jinks meant Jenks Street was nearby. The distant blinking landmark was the illuminated sign atop the First National Bank.

On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 3:45 PM <acpickerign@...> wrote:
Fitzgerald’s mother Molly McQuillan was his ties to Saint Paul and his birth home at 481 Laurel is a half block from McQuillan park - a small city neighborhood park dedicated to his second cousin.

good place as any to elk the dog tonight.


Re: Clue #3

Jennifer Strahan
 

This clue from the 1962 hunt has some interesting parallels with the clues so far:
Clue #2
Published on Monday, January 29, 1962
Join Carnival hi-jinks, come on the run; 
The treasure hunt is part of the fun. 
A distant landmark in the sky 
Blinks its message from on high.
Explanation: 
Hi-jinks meant Jenks Street was nearby. The distant blinking landmark was the illuminated sign atop the First National Bank.

On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 3:45 PM <acpickerign@...> wrote:
Fitzgerald’s mother Molly McQuillan was his ties to Saint Paul and his birth home at 481 Laurel is a half block from McQuillan park - a small city neighborhood park dedicated to his second cousin.

good place as any to elk the dog tonight.


Re: Clue 3 guesses

secretrose
 

I am again sticking all 10 park pick guesses on BC.


Re: Clue #3

Archie Pickerign
 

Fitzgerald’s mother Molly McQuillan was his ties to Saint Paul and his birth home at 481 Laurel is a half block from McQuillan park - a small city neighborhood park dedicated to his second cousin.

good place as any to elk the dog tonight.


Re: Clue #3

Kristen
 

The book is said to be inspired by white bear lake.


On Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 3:40 PM dave pwcmn.com <dave@...> wrote:
Is the Fitzgerald statue still in Rice park?


Re: Clue #3

dave pwcmn.com
 

Is the Fitzgerald statue still in Rice park?


Re: Clue #3

Allison Wonderland
 

I didn't know this as I hadn't seen the movie and it's been forever since I read the book, but according to "the Google" the phrase "old sport" is indeed connected to the Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald lived with his parents for a summer at 599 Summit Ave. but it's at least 3 blocks to a park. I do remember the East Egg/West Egg thing in the book so maybe a reference to the East and West picnic grounds at Como? Bit of a stretch though.


On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 03:25:05 PM CST, Mike Flipp via groups.io <flippstermn@...> wrote:


No time, old sport, to play and cavort.
Pursue the grail with your schemes!
Out at night? Then follow the light
To cross the way to your dreams.

No Time - Past Time / Old Sport = Baseball = Americas Favorite Pastime
Purse the grail ( The treasure ) with your schemes (noodling)  Also grail may = G rail or Green Rail
Out at night - Night games at CHS field, then follow the light - Light RAIL - Green line? to downtown St. Paul
to CROSS, railroad crossing, light rail crossing, the way to your DREAMS, field of DREAMS. Baseball Movie.
St Paul Saints are the new Triple AAA team of the TWINS, its a BIG DEAL folks...just sayin'

Drops the mic

And still has all 10 in Battle Creek, LOL ....But I digress

Flippster


On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:01:47 AM CST, Allison Wonderland via groups.io <allisonwondrland@...> wrote:


Here is the new clue:

No time, old sport, to play and cavort.
Pursue the grail with your schemes!
Out at night? Then follow the light
To cross the way to your dreams.

And here are the previous clues:

Clue #2

Stay away from links and risky hijinks.

Disturb not ground, tree or trail.

Don’t wait for last clue to know what to do;

This year you’ll figure or fail.

 

Clue #1

Be it turmoil endemic or global pandemic

It’s been a tough year for us all.

So rather than punt, we renewed this year’s hunt:

Join us, it’ll be a ball!

 

Don’t be odd, stay in your pod.

Keep six feet away from strangers.

Wear a mask when on your task

To keep all safe from dangers.


Re: Clue #3

Mike Flipp
 

No time, old sport, to play and cavort.
Pursue the grail with your schemes!
Out at night? Then follow the light
To cross the way to your dreams.

No Time - Past Time / Old Sport = Baseball = Americas Favorite Pastime
Purse the grail ( The treasure ) with your schemes (noodling)  Also grail may = G rail or Green Rail
Out at night - Night games at CHS field, then follow the light - Light RAIL - Green line? to downtown St. Paul
to CROSS, railroad crossing, light rail crossing, the way to your DREAMS, field of DREAMS. Baseball Movie.
St Paul Saints are the new Triple AAA team of the TWINS, its a BIG DEAL folks...just sayin'

Drops the mic

And still has all 10 in Battle Creek, LOL ....But I digress

Flippster


On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:01:47 AM CST, Allison Wonderland via groups.io <allisonwondrland@...> wrote:


Here is the new clue:

No time, old sport, to play and cavort.
Pursue the grail with your schemes!
Out at night? Then follow the light
To cross the way to your dreams.

And here are the previous clues:

Clue #2

Stay away from links and risky hijinks.

Disturb not ground, tree or trail.

Don’t wait for last clue to know what to do;

This year you’ll figure or fail.

 

Clue #1

Be it turmoil endemic or global pandemic

It’s been a tough year for us all.

So rather than punt, we renewed this year’s hunt:

Join us, it’ll be a ball!

 

Don’t be odd, stay in your pod.

Keep six feet away from strangers.

Wear a mask when on your task

To keep all safe from dangers.


Re: Clue #3

Kristen
 

I immediately thought Gatsby with clue 3... another WBL year? Follow the light could mean head north. 


On Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 12:28 PM Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
A less literal thought I had was a reference to a dog park. "old sport" could be a nickname for a dog and they would play and cavort in the dog park.

Follow the light could be something like the 3M sign near Battle Creek or the the big "1" downtown.

David B. Allison


On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:23:24 PM CST, <acpickerign@...> wrote:


The thought had crossed my mind too - lacrosse Ave over by Beaver Lake and there are a couple of lacrosse centric spots in the city too - Monroe park always seems to have the nets set up for example.


Re: Clue #3

Allison Wonderland
 

A less literal thought I had was a reference to a dog park. "old sport" could be a nickname for a dog and they would play and cavort in the dog park.

Follow the light could be something like the 3M sign near Battle Creek or the the big "1" downtown.

David B. Allison


On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:23:24 PM CST, <acpickerign@...> wrote:


The thought had crossed my mind too - lacrosse Ave over by Beaver Lake and there are a couple of lacrosse centric spots in the city too - Monroe park always seems to have the nets set up for example.


Re: Clue #3

Archie Pickerign
 

The thought had crossed my mind too - lacrosse Ave over by Beaver Lake and there are a couple of lacrosse centric spots in the city too - Monroe park always seems to have the nets set up for example.


Re: Clue #3

Mushiew
 

Food for thought:


Description
Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. It is the oldest organized sport in North America, with its origins in a tribal game played by the indigenous peoples of the Eastern Woodlands and by various other indigenous peoples of North America.


On Jan 26, 2021, at 11:40 AM, acpickerign@... wrote:

The couple of small parks near the Fitzgerald home certainly might fit with the “old sport”. Though a literal reading could mean something like the Handball court they put in by Newell park a couple years back - an Old Sport.

Several knights if you go the Arthurian route- McKnight road, the Harding High Knights etc. to my knowledge nothing directly tied to Percival or Galahad directly ( the grail knights)

the “way to dreams” could be sleep? That line feels important but I’m stumped.


Re: Clue #3

Archie Pickerign
 

The couple of small parks near the Fitzgerald home certainly might fit with the “old sport”. Though a literal reading could mean something like the Handball court they put in by Newell park a couple years back - an Old Sport.

Several knights if you go the Arthurian route- McKnight road, the Harding High Knights etc. to my knowledge nothing directly tied to Percival or Galahad directly ( the grail knights)

the “way to dreams” could be sleep? That line feels important but I’m stumped.


Re: Clue #3

Ben Fischer
 

Park picks : Battle Creek 5 
                     Hansen Park 5 

On Jan 26, 2021, at 00:23, Rebecca via groups.io <radgibson@...> wrote:

Obvious homage to No Time for Cold Feet ~ "the holy grail of St. Paul". Confirmation that it's in a St. Paul Park? "Old sport" nod to F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Great Gatsby.

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