Sid Hartman has been a major voice on the Minnesota sports scene for several decades. He writes a column four days a week, and has a weekly radio program on WCCO830 at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. He also can be heard at 7:40, 8:40 and 9:20 a.m. on weekdays.

A special birthday treat

Posted by: Sid Hartman under Football on TV Updated: March 15, 2012 - 4:17 PM

It made my day when I got a package of birthday cards from a third grade classroom in Rochester.

Brian Krenik's third graders at St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School put together the package and mailed it me at WCCO Radio.

Mr. Krenik wrote: "Many of the students did not hear of you, truly a black mark on their generation. A couple students do know their parents listen to you on Sunday morning, so that made me feel a little better. They did enjoy looking you up on the Star Tribune web site, and think it is cool that you get to write about sports for a living."

Mr. Krenik said his students enjoy writing letters, and I had a chance to read them all and really enjoyed them.

Katherine wrote: "I can't believe you were born in 1920!"

Maggie wrote: "Third grade is very fun because you get to learn multiplication and cursive. Do you remember learning that stuff?" 

Joseph wrote: "If you fish, what do you fish for?" 

Tommy wrote: "Were there cars in 1925?"

Most of the kids wanted to know what my favorite sport was. I always say whatever is in season. When it's football season, I like football. Basketball season, basketball. Baseball season, baseball.

Julio wrote: "Have a good life, Mr. Hartman." Believe me, I have.



more twins blogs

See all similar bloggersFull story


Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters