Happy Birthday Doreen Larson Moran (Bottineau HS ’61): Usk, WA & Hazelton, ND
Ruth Peterson/Norma Manning
Reply from Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND

Hi Gary,


I’m finally getting a personal email sent to you to post. :)


First, thanks to everyone who provided information about Corner Service/Corner Garage. Apparently Dad used the two names interchangeably, as we have stationary/ads from the newspaper/gifts Dad gave away at Christmas, key chains, thermometers/etc., where one or the other name was used. About the time I thought I knew which name was correct, I’d find something with the other name on it. It doesn’t really make any difference which was the legal name. :) Also, thanks for the comments about Dad/changing a tire/etc. :) I always enjoy hearing things about Dad. To me, he seemed to be a “character”. I think some of it rubbed off on me! LOL!!


This next part is in reply to Norma Larshus Manning (If I don’t add Larshus, I don’t know who I’m talking about! LOL.).


Norma, thanks so much for the correction. I do know your dad was Norman (I assume you are named after him.), but my dad talked about Victor so much, that’s the name that “sticks” in my head. I don’t think I ever met your dad. I know I met your grandfather/grandmother at least once. When our family (Mom, Dad, my grandfather–Mom’s dad, Andrew Brudwick and I)took a trip to Oregon/Washington state in 1960, we stopped at the camp your grandparents were managing–a short distance west of Post Falls, Idaho. My dad enjoyed stopping to visit people he knew whenever we took a trip, which was rather fun. Also, my grandfather knew your grandparents, and was very happy to see them again. We didn’t see campers; I can’t remember if there were none there at the time, or if they were taking part in activities. I think your grandmother cooked for the campers–what a job! The camp was so peaceful/pretty/beautiful located in the woods. We were at the camp between breakfast/dinner. Naturally, we were offered coffee. :) Your grandparents were VERY nice/friendly/happy to see us/etc. It was a fun visit–probably about an hour, or so.


I hope to see you at Good Sam one of these days, Norma. I see your mom quite often when I visit Mom–also Alice Kuhn.




Norma’s mother Ruth Larshus Peterson. Ruth is also a first cousin to Art Rude.

Note: I don’t have Neola’s corrected Peterson spelling of this photo.

As a teacher, Ruth had a lot of you as students in various schools she taught in.




Gary Johnson/Karen Sanden – Picture

From Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND
Hi Gary,
Being we’re hearing from Vern Sanden, I thought you might be interested in this picture. The queen is Vern’s sister, Karen. The king is Joe/Beatrice Dailly Johnson’s son (Page 516 in Bottineau Centennial Book). As you know, Beatrice is from Dunseith/area. Gary is married to Marsha Woods (Sam’s daughter) from Bottineau. Gary/Karen are members of the Bottineau High School Class of 1962; they are holding their 50 year class reunion this coming summer. Marsha graduated in 1963.
Yes, Gary Johnson’s mother Beatrice Dailly, graduated with the DHS class of 1938. Beatrice is living in the Oak manor apartments in Bottineau. I used to see her at the Senior center with my folks when they were living. Beatrice is a nice friendly gal too. Gary