Terry / Tim Martinson Correction.
Reply from Cousin Keith Pladson (’66): Roanoke Rapids, NC
I know it was an unintended oops. But in replying to Allen Richard you said that Terry Martinson had died in 1999 – which I also seem to remember (Terry and I graduated together). Then you went on to say Terry is living in Anchorage, AK. Unless Anchorage is in Heaven, don’t see that as likely. Did you mean Tim is living in Anchorage?
Tim Lives in Anchorage, Alaska. We haven’t heard from Tim now for a long time. Hopefully all is well with him too. For a period of time my messages were being return undeliverable to him. Hopefully that has all been corrected now.
Thank you so much Keith for bringing this to my attention. Yes, it was an oops and I didn’t catch it until you brought it to my attention. We didn’t hear from Tim, so he must not have seen this posting. I will send him a solo copy. Not sure he is getting the group copies of these messages.
Folks, you noticed I addressed Keith as “Cousin Keith”. Keith’s mother and my Dad were First cousins. Keith’s Grandmother was a Stokes.
Message from Vickie Metcalfe: (’70): Bottineau, Nd
Good May Morning.
Thank you LeaRae Espe, for encouraging readers to write.
Lea Rae and her mom contain an abundance of golden Dunseith history memory.
Thanks, Lee Stickland, for sharing positive perspectives from your Evergreen Lock down in Dickinson.
And again, many thanks Gary for the continued centering of Dunseith Alumni community at …long distance.
Everybody, make safe choices, eat some U.S. beef, drink milk, and continue to pray!
May 8, 2020
Coronavirus question for the Philippines.
From Larry Liere (’55): Devils Lake, ND
Do you have any Coronavirus cases close to where you live? So far North Dakota is doing very well on keeping it under control.
Larry, The Philippines is not nearly as affected as the USA with Covid-19. As you can see from the link below, the USA is reporting 244 Coronavirus deaths per million population. The Philippines is reporting 7. Quite a difference. The USA has done a lot more testing than Philippines, so the deaths per million population as a more accurate comparison. Cebu City has a few very heavily populated areas that are affected. In our town of about 150,000 population they several cases is all. Reports are that this virus thrives on Cold dry climates. We are hot and humid year around.
Can you believe that we have been on Quarantine Lock down going on 8 weeks now? We can’t leave our property. One family member from each house is given a pass that allows them to go out two days per week to buy groceries and supplies. Passes are checked at all of the open stores too. Our helper Mirasol has our pass. I can take her in my car, but I am not allowed to get out of the car. I just wait for her in my car while she does the shopping. If anyone is seen in public without a pass, they are politely told to go back home.
Continuous updated Coronavirus status web link for 203 countries