It’s been interesting, this week, to see the cherry tree outside my window fill up with buds and birds, keeping a stiff upper limb pretending that last month’s devastating ice storm never happened. I made a rather feeble attempt to trim back some of the surviving branches to help it regain a sense of symmetry but, I’m afraid, it looks like a bad haircut that’s just going to have to grow out on its own. After a week that has gone from shivering cold to sweltering heat in a matter of hours, the dandelions have finally decided it was safe to come out and have been pushing their little yellow heads up from the dirt. They’re either really tough buggers this year or the weed killer I bought last summer has lost considerable potency because one spray ain’t cuttin’ it.
I’ve really been clomping down nostalgia lane lately as Keloland Television approaches its 60th anniversary May 19th.
I’ve done a couple interviews with Angela Kennecke recalling memories of my 32 years working there. I’ve always felt a bit guilty using that term because being part of Keloland TV has never been what I think of as “work.” When I sacked oat hulls at Cotton Elevator in Volga or picked rocks on my Uncle Johnny’s farm; that was work. For the most part, employment at Keloland was more of a joy than a job.
Anyway, the Keloland News and Production departments have really been busy digging through the archives rounding up fascinating images; photos, films and video tapes..some of which you’ve been seeing recently during newscasts and on Keloland.com. It all comes together for an ambitious hour-long special on Monday May 20th at 6:30 pm.
In 8 years of doing the Lund at Large blog, I’ve shared a lot of personal memories posting, at one time or another, most every picture and plaque I have from my career in TV.
So, some of these included below have been here before but am sharing again for those who may not have seen them, don’t mind seeing them again or simply enjoy watching the physical deterioration of an anchorman through the ages.
Once in Huron, we’d stroll around the fairgrounds handing out Keloland program schedules.
And, what a treat it is to STILL be part of the Keloland team as the Voice of Keloland. Here’s a quick look at what my current duties entail.
At home, I have loads of reminders about my long association with Keloland Television on the walls of our basement and my man cave.
It’s as cliche as can be but it really does seem like yesterday when it was me spending the better part of a year assembling photographs, films and interviews after being assigned to produce Keloland TV’s 25th anniversary special. It wound up running two hours during prime time in May of 1978. And now..look here..we’re still around and taking part in the 60th! The “60 Years In Keloland” hour long special can be seen Monday evening, May 20th at 5:30 pm Central time. Don’t you dare miss it.