Reply From Gary Metcalfe (57):

One thing for sure Gary Stokes, what you are doing is worthwhile. It is so important to share and “record” memories from all generations.
Minnie Mary it seems to me that your sister Myra was also a rural teacher?
Does anybody remember any stories about Bud Myer or Elaine Watkins? They were around Dunseith in the 50’s. Janice and Bonnie, I figure you two knew everybody.
Jerry Williams, you are even older than I am. I remember you as one of the good guys, I appreciated your video. I have a Frank Bass story along the same line. a man with two wooden legs and more heart than a whole township of people may have. He was a neighbor to Hans Johnson and a relative of Glen Weaver.
I am looking for more stories from rural school teachers like the day Clara Weaver ran over one of the Kelly kids. She taught Hilltop School and drove the old grey belly Ford tractor. Of course, she had a least three or four Kelly kids hitching a ride home. Thank goodness there were lots of ruts and mud!
Gary Metcalfe

From Sybil Johnson:
In reply to the Social Security issue: I’m allowed to receive part of my ex’s (Augie) Social Security, because we
were married for 30 yrs. I will be 62 in July, but haven’t been up to the Social Security Office, yet. He had to
retire early, because of the derailment in Minot. The fumes from that derailment came over the house and he was
affected by it. This was by court order, during our divorce proceedings.
The weather here in Cheyenne, is now like yours in ND. We received about 10 inches of snow, cold and now very windy. Yesterday, it was down to -5 below. I know that isnt like your temp, but we had been so spoiled earlier, that this is an eye opener, for most. Sybil Johnson
Sybil, I’ll be 62 in July also. What day is your birthday? Mine is 7/21/47. Gary
Reply from Don Aird (Carroll Carlson’s nephew):
I remember going down the Lake Metagoshe (sp?) road with Uncle Carroll. We always stopped at the Little Prairie Cemetery to see the Carlson graves. Then I ‘d take Carroll to the Lake. He would talk about who lived at the various farms. One of the farms he pointed out was Bernice Seim. I knew her brother Art and his wife Eva as we got our drinking water from their well.
Don, Bernice Seim Metcalfe was married to Elmer Lindberg. She was first married to Archie Metcalfe. He passed away years ago out in Washington state. Years later she married to Elmer Lindberg. Elmer was is sister to Alice McKay. The Lindberg farm is located about a half mile into Bottineau county on #43. Kristy Hagen, daughter of Orville & Gloria Hagen, purchased the Lindberg farm and is currently living there. Gary
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