Happy Birthday Jerry Williams (54): Watertown, SD
Reply from Pam Fassett Faust (’65): Lilburn, GA
Happy Anniversary Gary & Bernadette! Frank and I will celebrate #39 later this month. Thanks again for all you do for the group. We all appreciate it and some have touched base with old friends that would otherwise never happened.
Congratulatoins Pam with 39 years of marriage. Bernadette and I will always be catching up to you guys. Thanks, Gary
Reply from Dick Johnson (’68): Dunseith, ND
Gary and Bernadette,

The years have been kind to you both. Nice looking couple and
great folks! By the way, as the old timer would say—“Gary, you clean
up pretty good.”


Thanks Dick. Kind of like coming in from the hay field and putting on a suit. Most of us guys had to dig way to the back of our closets to get our suits. There is not much need for them over here. The attire for this affair was formal. Being all dressed up, on the way out the door we snapped a few pictures at the house, all of which turned out really bad. Thank god for the facebook postings from all of our friends. Gary
Reply from Dennis Dubois (’63): Minneapolis, MN
Happy anniversary, Gary and Bernadette. I think the best sign of success or happiness is a long marriage. If so, you two are a fine example of that. Hope you have many more.
Thanks Dennis, Gary

August 4, 1973
Martha Lamb (68) Wedding
Previously posted with message 244 on 10/6/2008
I received this article from Neola Kofoid Garbe yesterday, that she sent out to her Bottineau Bunch. This article was published in the Bottineau Courant in 2004. Salem Church is connected more to the Bottineau side, but I know many of you remember and can relate to Salem. Salem Church was our family church in my growing up days. Salem is located about 2 miles into Bottineau County on #43 and 7 or so miles east of Lake Metigoshe. During the summer months, Glen Rude unlocks the church doors, every morning, for the public to view. Arliss Rude Hagen’s parents were Albert & Gladys Rude. They lived a short distance east and on the south side of the road from the church. Glen currently lives on the home place. Their Brother Laverne is Married to Carrole Fauske (66). Arliss is married to Leonard Hagen, originally from Rolette. The Sunday school attendance chart is still hanging on the wall in the back of the church. My name and some of you on this distribution are listed on that chart. Arliss and Leonard did a really fine job restoring the whole church, both inside and out. Feel free to stop in and take a look if you are driving by. If the door is locked, Glen will let you in, if he is home.
Note: This article does not mention that Arliss and Leonard lived in Woodenville/Bellevue, WA and owned & operated Hagen’s construction for nearly 40 years. They are professionals when it comes to building and remodeling.







Joke of the day


The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come take a
look at his bike when the mechanic shouted across the garage, ‘Hey Doc, want
to take a look at this?’

The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was
working on the motorcycle.

The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, ‘So Doc,
look at this engine. I open its heart, take the valves out, repair any
damage, and then put them back in, and when I finish, it works just like

So how come I make $39,675 a year and you get the really big bucks
$1,695,759 when you and I are doing basically the same work?’

The cardiologist paused, smiled and leaned over, then whispered to the

‘ Try doing it with the engine running.