Our Grandson Tyler’s 13th birthday
Today, February 18th, is our grandson, Tyler’s 13th birthday. Tyler was nearly 6 years old when we came the PI. He spent a good portion of the first 6 years of his life with us. He was with me when we dropped Bernadette off at the airport to come over here. She came 6 months ahead of me. Tyler cried all the way back home. He was so heart broken. For those 6 months, he spent half time with me. I’d take him up to Bernadette’s half sisters house before I went to work. He was and continues to be a very special boy in our eyes.
Bernadette & Tyler
Sharon Zorn Gerdes (62):
Memories from Mary Eurich Knutson (62): Dunseith, ND
Hi Gary
Just a quick note – Almost everyday there’s items on the blog that bring
up lots of memories. Yesterday one I drew off was Marlys Zorn’s comments
on Sharon. How right she is. Zorn’s lived abnout 3 miles south of us
during the yrs they lived in the Dunseith area. Sharon would ride
horseback up to our place or I think sometime we’d meet in-between
places. She had a nice little black horse and we’d meet and trade
horses. Her little black had a bad habiat of going into a nice gallop
and them hop sideways. Left me sitting on the ground quite a few times.
When I thought I had mastered the hop – she started making two hops –
got me anyway. Anyway Marlys said it all.
More later.
Reply from Marlys Hiatt (71): Dunseith, ND
Wonderful stories Gary – I really enjoyed them. It was just like I was
there. I remeber wonderful Homemaker Christmas parties at you home.

Marlys Hiatt

Marlys, The “Kelvin Homemakers Club” was one of the main social clubs of the area in our day. They had many parties inclusive of family members. More often than not, a lot of the parties that I remember were at Mary Ann (Clarence) Hagen’s. They rotated their monthly meetings among the homes of the members. I remember being at Dorothy (Floyd) Lamb’s for a few of those parties too. Yes, mom had a few of their parties at our house too. They are still an active club today. Gary
Demery Family Photo posted with message 1065:
Reply from Ginger LaRocque Poitra (65): Belcourt, ND
Gary, I deleted Sat. e-mail lto soon, the picture, is of Demerys who
live in Belcourt. The lady standing on the left is Doris (Demery)
McCloud, she worked at Turtle Mountain Community School.


Thanks Ginger, Judy Allery Poitra (65): identified the Demery family too, posted with message 1065. Gary

Marlene Plante Henderson, Rolla, Passed away
Obituary posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND



I just read today’s obituaries. I was/am stunned to read Marlene Plante Henderson passed away. Marlene was married to Alfred/Fritz Henderson, whom I’ve know since I was in high school. He brought Marlene to my parents’ home before they were married so Marlene/I could meet each other. We lost touch over the years, but about ten years/maybe more, we got in touch again, and since then Fritz/Marlene/I have exchanged many forwards/some personal emails. I’m just shocked at the news.


Gary, I’m sure you remember/know Marlene is in your newsletter list.


I’m going to visit Mom about three, so I should finish getting ready.


I got this message from Marlene’s Daughter Karrie several days ago. She sent the message using her mother, Marlene’s email address. I read it in a hurry thinking it was Marlene’s mother that had passed away. It wasn’t until now when you sent her obituary that I realized it was Marlene that had passed away. Yes I am shocked. Marlene frequently contributed to our daily blog. We exchanged a number of personal email messages too. I never met her in person, but she seem like a very nice lady indeed. I know this has to be shock to her family. Our condolences are with them with her passing.
From Karrie Henderson: Rolla, ND

Some of you may already know that Mom passed away on Saturday. For those of you not aware, I am so sorry to inform you in this way.


The visitation will be held at Elicks Funeral Home in Rolla Wednesday night from 6-7pm.


The funeral will be Thursday at the Catholic Church in Rolla at 11AM.


If you need to reach us the phone number is 701-477-3366.


She is so missed,

He daughter Karrie

Horse Story

Reply from Trish Larson Wild (73): FORT COLLINS, CO
Hi Gary,
My cousin Linda had a photo of J.Dees Joy. I thought your readers might like to put a photo to my story. Isn’t she gorgeous? In my story, she’s the one who bit me, but now I think it was a different horse. This horse came later, and when I was in high school I used to watch her run, that blonde mane and tail flying. She was the prettiest horse Jake ever had.

Now I guess I don’t remember the name of the horse that bit me when I was a kid. Maybe I could figure it out once I have a look at the photo album that Linda keeps. But the story still works. Poetic license?

Trish Wild

The Equine Nomad

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From: “Linda Gardner” Date: January 18, 2011 2:35:55 AM PST
To: “Trish Clayburgh”
Subject: J Dee’s Joy

Hi Trish – Read your contribution to Gary’s blog this AM and thought you might enjoy seeing the attached. BTW, I have Jake and Agnes’ album from all of the races. Hez had taken it after Agnes died and Dottie passed it on to me after Hez’s death. I don’t know of anyone that may want it when my turn comes to pass it on?