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Iowa remembers Fisher

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Dear Editor:We’re pleased to see that Aspen celebrated the Schnickelfritz [Freddie Fisher] birthday. We’re from Freddie’s hometown in Garnavillo, Iowa.Here’s one for you: Freddie was the prize pupil of the local music teacher, Lucia Roggman, a graduate of the Julliard Music Institute in Chicago. She was horrified when Freddie returned to his hometown, Garnavillo, to give a concert for the home-towners with his Schnickelfritz band. His mother cringed in embarrassment when they sang out such words as “Horsey keep your tail up,” etc. She begged him “not to sing like that.” Ms. Roggman could only shake her head.We’re bestowing the Schnickelfritz award this year at the Governor’s Cup Golf Tournament at the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club on Friday, Aug. 6. The Governor’s Cup goes to the winner and the Schnickelfritz award goes to the player who comes in last. We figure Freddie would appreciate the humor and are trying to figure out what he might say about such an award.Incidentally, it’s an open handicap tournament, so if anyone from Aspen would like to play, we’d certainly give them (men and women) VIP treatment. Check our Web site at http://www.iowagovernorscup.com.Barbara LeitgenGarnavillo, Iowa


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