10/16/2013 (1874)

Cebu Earthquake
Reply from Marie Iverson Staub (’60):  Seattle, WA
So glad you and your family survived the earthquake. On the report here in Seattle they said there were 90 people killed. I hope we never get one in the Seattle area. They say we are overdue but I hope they are wrong. Hope you have a better week.
Marie Staub  (Iverson) 1960
The malls, Schools and many businesses were closed here in Cebu today. They are fixing earthquake repairs to the bowling alley today where we bowl, so they moved our day to Friday this week.  Hopefully things will be back to normal in a few days.
Reply from Connie Fauske Monte (’62):  Fort Myers FL
Hey Gary: We lived in Valencia CA when the Northridge Earthquake hit there. It was very frightening. When you showed the pictures of the wine distributor it reminded me of our place. Our wine refrigerator tipped over, everything out of the pantry and cabinets, between the wine, olive oil and vinegar it smelled like a big salad. The only everyday dishes we had were what was in the dishwasher. It was weird though, the hutch was on tile so it slid across the floor and didn’t tip, so all of my crystal and china remained intact. We also had aftershocks for days. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you there. It is not an experience I want to repeat.
Reply from Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND
Thank You  the great belly laugh
i.e. joke of the day !
 Thank you for letting folks here state side  know 
you and yours made it through the earth quake  and can laugh.
Please continue to take care. 
As ever, Vickie
William Chelsie Striker’s Poetry
Posting from Ken Striker:  Dayton OH

Recently at a second hand store I found a neat topographical map of Montana.  It brought to mind poetry of William Chelsie Striker, originally of Kelvin, ND.     See his calling card  “The poet-barber and real estate man.”…  note: haircuts 35c.  Thanks to Gary Metcalfe who sent me the card.  I found “My Montana by William Chelcie Striker on line:
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