Reply from Doreen Bailey (Vance’s wife):
Gary, To answer your question: Yes Judith Bailey Foley is related to Vance
Bailey, they are cousins. Judy’s father Harvey Bailey was, Vance’s father,
Virgil Bailey’s Brother. Virgil and Harvey were sons Mahlon Bailey and
Frances Anderson they had the farm on the Hill north of Dunseith . Harvey
worked for the Rolla Turtle Mountain Star from 1928 to 1980, Judy went to
school in Rolla. Doreen Bailey

Bonnie Awalt Houle (56):
Dear Gary,
Vance Bailey and Judy Bailey are cousins. Vance’s Father, Virgil Bailey is the Brother of Judy’s Father, Harvey Bailey. Judy is also an author, she writes short stories and poems. We should get her signed up on your Blog.
Certainly enjoyed the snow pictures from ND. they have more snow then Minnesota but we aren’t jealous, THEY CAN KEEP IT!!!!
Bonnie Awalt Houle (56)
Reply from Mona Dionne Johnson (48):
As I remember when Vance & Wayne stayed with us at Lake Metigoshe, we
used to comment on both sharing an uncle, Uncle
Harvey Bailey which was Judy’s dad. So, I guess that would make them
first cousins.
Mona Dionne Johnson
Neola Kofoid Garbe’s reply to the Bailey wedding picture posted in #266:
I mailed just the one of Judith to Judith. I had a nice visit with Judith yesterday before I left Bottineau. I still have this picture. Judith mentioned her sister who married a Martinez and one who married a Perrin, so I was going to keep an eye out for them. Here it is!! WOW! Judith has email, but would rather not give it out; she would rather I send pictures to Marlene Henderson and have her forward them to her.
Lloyd Awalt called a few minutes ago and said he recognized Judith. She is a cousin of Vance Bailey, and so is Lloyd. Mothers were Andersons, I think. I told Lloyd I had a nice visit with Judith yesterday, and I was sure she would enjoy hearing from him. I just sent Judith’s phone number/mailing address to him. From Bonnie Awalt Houle’s info, I was able to locate both.
I’ll look at this picture a little closer later, just wanted to let you know the latest the Judith/Lloyd. I’ll definitely send this picture (and another one I found) to Judith/her sister. Now that I know Judith is in this picture, it isn’t difficult to recognize her.
Thanks, Gary.
Judith Bailey Foley
Reply from Bill Hosmer (48):
Gary and ND Friends. I’m catching up on my reading of your blog notes. I was glad to hear that my pal Pete Gillis gifted his family with his presence, and I’m hoping he’ll gift us next summer with that splendid draw he traces through the air on the Dunseith Golf Course. Also, I’m sorry to read that Shelly Azure has a heavy diagnosis. Thoughts and prayers are with them, and my other golfing buddy, Dwight Lang. That’s tough news about too many of our lot. Bill Hosmer
From Bev Morinville Azure (72):
Neola, Hope this is finding you well I love your additude .Your going to beat this I can feel it .I just wanted to let you know you are on my prayer list. Keep looking up . He is listening. I talk to my sister Debbie and she is improving please keep her in your prayers everyone. Thanks again Gary for all you do .Its amazing .
Vidio from Cecile Gouin Craig (61):
Folks, the Seattle area and Washington have had their share of snow and flooding this winter too. The following Video was sent to Cecile by her daughter Barb. She lives in Fall City, located, I think, about 30 or so miles North East of Seattle. The featured video is from King 5 news, one of the main TV stations in the Seattle and Puget Sound areas. Gary
Cecile’s Daughter Barb’s message:
About half way thru the video you see Brad and my gray head standing next to sink hole on our main road to town (we’re in the bottom right corner next to the K5). My trip to the post office just got a lot longer. :)

Cecile’s note:
Where they are standing You could see the Post Office. But now it’s a 21 mile trip to go get the mail. (Barb is my daughter). Cecile

From Sharron Gottbreht Shen (59):
Gary Metcalfe

Olard Boucher was the twin of Adelard Boucher, older brothers of Elmer. Olard died on one of the Pacific Islands his first day of battle, Elmer could tell us more. I believe his boot camp was also in Louisiana so reasonable that they would have met. I see the resemblance. I am sure it is not Dary Ryan. This would indicate that my picture of Herman did take place at bootcamp as you previously suggested. I will compare to picture posted by Gary of Olard – Olard and Herman were 1st cousins once removed. Victor Boucher, Herman’s dad, was uncle to Olards dad. Thanks Gary.



Pictures posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:


Thanks for the info, Gailord Peltier. :)


Bonita Parisien & Alfred Henry