Greetings from Brazil
From Flavia Moraes (’73): São Paulo, Brazil

Dear all

May God bless you always.

Best Wishes from Brazil

Stone House
Reply form Cheryl Larson Dakin (71): Bedford, TX.

In reply to Alan Richard’s post…I remember visiting the old stone house and walking around the outside with my mom years ago, hearing stories about the family. She said it had been sold as a hunting lodge but didn’t know who had bought it. I would have loved to have seen it in its original state when it was the family home.

Cheryl Larson Dakin


John Carlson’s Repsonse to the “Hooligan North Lodge”. (Stone House)
Posted by Allen Richard (65): Midland, MI.

This follows up on the exchange between Aggie Casavant and me. This is John Carlson’s response–and frankly this is the first I’ve know about our family inter connection.
Allen Richard
Hi Allen;


You’re too kind! Thank you!

I am married to Brenda Ouellette, who’s father Lavern Ouellette is the grandson of Emma Richard Ouellette. Emma was a daughter of Alex Richard, who homesteaded near St. Benedict, ND (South of Fargo) in 1878 and is the grand patriarch of the Richard family in ND. Alex helped his nephew, Hyacinthe Richard homestead near Willow City in the late 1890’s. Hyacinthe is the grandfather of Floyd Richard and he owned the stone house that we now caretake as the “Hooligan North Lodge”. The house is presently owned by Joseph Duff of Tucson, AZ and we have it under a 75 year easement, which we are 30 years into. There are 4 principles in the lodge who for the most part are or were members of the ND Air National Guard (The “Happy Hooligans”).

It has been a labor of love made all the more personal due to family connections. We spend two weekends a year (Spring & Fall) in performing clean-up/fix-up routines at the lodge and enjoy hunting there as much as we can in the fall. We have built good relationships with the local folks and feel like it is our home away from home now. Attached are some pictures form this past falls hunting.



December 2011 Dunseith Alumni Web site activity
For general interest I thought I’d post our Web site activity for this month. I post each of these daily messages on this site. When I get time I need to go in and post the rest of the 2008 years postings.
Please note that I do not post email addresses and personal info on this site.
Joke of the day
Posted by Larry Hackman (66): Bismarck, ND

Kinda brings a tear to the eye!

A married couple had been out shopping at the mall for most of the afternoon, suddenly, the wife realized that her husband had “disappeared”.

The somewhat irate spouse called her mate’s cell phone and demanded: Where are you?
Husband: Darling you remember that Jewelery shop where you saw the Diamond Necklace and totally fell in love with it and I didn’t have money that time and said Baby it’ll be yours one day.
Wife, with a smile blushing: Yes, I remember that my Love.
Husband: Well, I’m in the barnext to that shop.