12/27/2017 (2586)

10 Year Anniversary of our Dunseith Alumni Blog.


The first Dunseith Alumni blog was posted on December 21, 2007. We are now into year 11 doing this. It’s been a fun 10 years for me. I’ve learned to know so many of you that were only familiar names in the past and others too that I didn’t know at all. I think the same is true for others too. There have also been a lot of reunions made of past friendships too, Several as long as 70 years. Those were heartwarming. The reunions of past 30 to 50 year friendships have been numerous too and in many cases stronger now than ever before.

There has been a lot of history revealed and stories told that are all recorded in our 2,586 blog postings. Today’s blog is number 2,586. Each and every one of these blogs are posted in our Dunseith Alumni Web site.  http://dunseith.net/blog/?m=200712

There is a nice search feature too, located on the upper right side of the first page in our Website.


Examples of searchs . Dale Gottbreht, Gottbreht-2 Gottbreht-1 without quotes, will find every Dale and every Gottbreht name in all 2,586 postings. “Dale Gottbreht”, with quotes, will only find all the Dale Gottbreht’s exactly as listed between the quotes.


Blog (660) posted on December 22, 2009


Folk, Several of you have mentioned pictures that you are going to send me for posting. Please send me any pictures that you’d like posted. I have an FPO address, listed below, that you can send mail to using regular US postage. I will scan, post and return original pictures for any that are sent to me.
With today being our bowling day and with some folks that just arrived to put some window grills in, I am making this a bit shorter today. Gary
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Replies from Bill Grimme (65): Birmingham, AL.
Couple of thoughts to share.
My mother was born in Thorne! I guess your mother and my mother were neighbors, for sure. They would have been close to the same age, also.
After reading your story about the Daisy Red Ryder bb gun, I went down to the basement to get mine (Daisy Red Ryder with the wooden stock, just like you described), loaded it up with about 200 or 300 bb’s and plinked away on Sunday afternoon, thinking about all my old range riding buddies who carried those things back in Dunseith over 50 years ago. I am very familiar with the “lever pinch” and I decided not to relive that! Nice way to reminisce!
Hartley & Boundary Lakes:
Folks, When I checked the Homen township map in the 1984 Bottineau Centennial book on page 188, I noticed that they have what I think is Boundary Lake labeled Hartley. I believe Harley is the lake to the east of Boundary? Checking the Willow Lake township map in the 1982 Dunseith centennial book on page 228, they have the tip of the lake in the NW corner of the map labeled Hartley. I believe that is correct. I remember the north end of Hartley Lake going slightly into Canada. As I remember the firebreak road went around the north end of Hartley Lake into Canada. Rab Lake is not as far east as I thought either. It’s only about 1/4 mile or so east of where the Willow lake road would end, through several fields, on the Canadian line.
Brenda Hoffman’s (68) Website: http://www.lifetapestrycreations.com/index.htm
Folks, Brenda and I have exchanged a number of personal messages the past several weeks or so. Several days ago she told me about her Website and sent me the link. I was impressed with her sight and what she has. Brenda is a beautiful writer and has written some very interesting BLOG’s. She has also published several books. Brenda must think, write and type with the speed of lightening. Everything she has in her Website, including the books, has been produced in the past 10 months or so. Please check out Brenda’s site, with her beautiful picture, by clicking on the Website above. Gary