Monday, May 2, 2011

Snoopy on Grand

Being a Minnesota newbie imagine my delight when I kept seeing big Snoopy statues around St. Paul--each a little different in artist's style and theme, one from another. Turns out, since Charles Schultz was born in St. Paul, he produced 101 different statues in 2000 as part of Snoopy on Parade. This decidedly 'red' version of Snoopy atop his dog house sits on Grand Avenue in St. Paul and honors the late hometown U of M Coach Herb Brooks and his 1980 United States Men's Olympic Hockey Team. Remember, they won the Olympic gold in Lake Placid by first beating the Soviet Union team 4-3 & then Finland. It has become a tradition for us to watch Miracle, Disney's film about the event at least once a year so Dave can relive watching the final game on television.

Both sides of the doghouse lists names of the entire winning team.And then there's that whole Zamboni thing. . . More fun red at Mary's Meme, Ruby Tuesday.


Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is absolutely adorable and I did not know he was born in St. Paul. I've loved Snoopy all my life so this is a treat.

Ralph said...

I still hear Al Michaels shouting with glee "Do you believe in Miracles!!!" Indeed, the truly amateur team was competing with the USSR 'amateurs' - 1980, the better team (with a MN coach) won!

I have loved Snoopy for five decades, especially in his aerial exploits against the Red Baron classic. His sleeping on top of his house is the reward for entertaining us so well!

Ms. Burrito said...

Very pretty!

My Ruby Tuesday, would love it if you can visit.

Mel Cole said...

Fantastic capture. Would love you to visit my Ruby Tuesday page here.

Daryl said...

Love Snoopy, I had a penny bank that looked like that .. now I wonder where it is .. .ummmmm

Donna said...

That game was...AWESOME!!!

Louise said...

I grew up with Snoopy, and remember as a kid having a few knick-knacks in my bedroom. x

PS. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog.