Hi Gary and All:
Happy birthdays, December people…….today is my sister Crystal’s AND her son Aaron’s birthdays…….Aaron’s daughter Erika turned 10 yesterday – Susan’s grandson Evan turns 10 tomorrow……Brenda (Hill) Mueller is joined in celebrating a December birthday w/her son Matthew, her sister Joanne and I THINK Diane also…..and maybe a few more Hills……hard to keep track!
In reading Walter Decoteau’s obituary, I see his sister Caroline Deschamp listed as living here in Minnesota somewhere. I’m wondering if anyone has any contact information for Caroline. She was one of my classmates that I haven’t seen or heard of since we graduated in 1971. She was quite a personality – happy and fun-loving. I would like to get in touch with her if possible.
I mentioned to Dennis Dubois one time that it would be fun to have a gathering here in the Twin Cities of Dunseith people that live here and/or in the area…..as long as someone else organizes it – ha!
Happy Holidays to everyone.
Sorry I haven’t had the time to respond although I have read with pleasure
every e-mail you send.
This is quite a service you are providing for all of us; hope
you realize how MUCH I appreciate all that you do.
We have moved into our new school and though it was tons of work to move
and get everything organized and put away, I am adjusting to my new room.
I am right across from the elevator which is nice since I am on second
floor with a beautiful view! I just got new students yesterday….second
semester. Only 2 more semesters to go until retirement and I’m thinking
that will be great!
I just read this email and notice Arn Wenstad and Darlene in the news clips. As you know, we are from the family of the 24 kids, “Cousins by the Dozens” as know by some of our cousins. We lived on the county line, Don Boppre to the south and Bob Bott was to the north. I have emailed Ann Marie and she is living on the home place now.
We went to Beaver Damn school and my dad transferred us out of there when I was in grade 4; 1/2 way though the year. That was very difficult for us kids as we did not have very good schooling at Beaver Damn. we were so far behind in every aspect of reading, writing. etc. I went back to retake my grade 4 because Mrs. Conroy took the time to help me catch up. It was a struggle but I was the only one of the 13 that completed high school.
Carl Melgaard put me work during the Winters of 63-64 and 64-65 also.
Really, I think he and his wife, Shirley (Knutson), just liked to have
someone around – there sure wasn’t that much work to do in the Winter
other than milking cows. They’re both exceptionally “good people.” I
remember dances at what I think was called Peterson’s Hall just South of
Kelvin but have no recollection of who played the music – probably Ole
Bersinger for one. I couldn’t have been more than 7 to 10 years old.
Somewhat later came the music and dancing at Kelvin – Gary Olson always
played there but again the memory is fading. Those were good times with
good ways to unwind at the end of a week!