Happy Birthday Kathy (Barbara) Kalk Lopez (65): Inver Grove Heights, MN
Barbara (Kathy), a little bird in the sky told me you have birthday today, March 2nd. I understand that you are 62 years old today. I’ll catch up to you in July. You realize that the majority of us from the class of 65 will be eligible for Social Security benefits this year. I hope you had an enjoyable birthday. It’s still your birthday in the states as I’m writing this, but it’s nearly noon on March 3rd here in the PI. If you have a chance, please fill us in with things in your life. Gary
Reply from Cheri Metcalfe Evans (74): Dunseith, ND
Hello Gary-
I was lucky enough to have been part of the Tickle Pink band. It was so fun. I was always amazed (and thankful) for the support we received from the community-It was always great when Dunseith folks would show up, even if we were in Cando or somewhere outside the area. Kathy was a great singer and guitar player. She also took care of the bookings-pointed us in the right direction each week end-and took care of the finances-making sure the bank and individuals who helped us get started were repaid. Elaine had a beautiful voice-she was our “cheerleader” She was always telling us to “get bubbly!” I had never played bass before and with her incredible patience, she taught me enough to get by! “Bert” was a great drummer, Shelley had such a sweet voice-I always think of her when I hear “paper Roses”-Janice was so good on the keyboard and could harmonize to anything (even the ten o’clock whistle-right Bev!) ANYWAY-I remember when we were deciding whether or not to try getting the band going, we decided we would rather “do it and wish we hadn’t, than not do it and wish we had. Great memories I wouldn’t trade for anything!! Thanks for the kind words. As far as permission about the CD’s-Please go ahead (I guess I can only speak for myself though)
Trish-I do remember those songs about rats and bats!!! Mary Margeret Truman etc.-swingin on the outhouse door!
Also-George Gottbreht asked me to see if anyone has any pictures of some of the old businesses in Dunseith. He has matted and framed some and has them in the cafe. He mentioned Snow White Bakery, Joe Morinville’s store.
Thanks for everything you do Gary-like everyone else, I’m hooked!!
Cheri (Metcalfe) Evans ’74
Reply from Ramona Thiefoe LaVallie (66): Dunseith, ND
I would sure like a copy of the Tickle Pink CD when it becomes available
Reply to Gary from Art Rude (71): Bismarck, ND
When I called my Dad the other morning, I thought he had a pretty good one. I usually call him on the way to work, and when I did the other morning it was about zero with a 20 mile and hour wind. When I asked Dad how the weather was, he said, “Well the air is a little fresh, but there are no mosquitoes”.
I’m glad his sense of humor is still intact, it sure brought a laugh and a smile to my face.

Peace and Power, Art Thanks for checking out Art Rude Productions, webpage address: www.artrude.com call and leave a message anytime at 800-XRT-RUDE

Art, most everyone knows your dad, so I wanted to share this. We are glad to hear that your dad is doing well. He was sure going strong in 2007 when we were there. He manages to keep up with all the community events. It’s wonderful. Gary
Reply from Bob Lykins (Mid 60’s HS teacher): Germany & Hutto, TX
“Tickled Pink” sounded great. They would be a hit in the clubs on 6th Street here in Austin.

Margaret Metcalf Leonard retiring? Impossible! She’s too young. It seems like just yesterday she was in my typing class.

Bob Lykins

Reply from Brenda Hoffman (68): Greenville, SC

Thank you so much. How in the world did you know that? What a lovely surprise. By the way, Paulette LaCroix Chisholm celebrated her birthday on February 26th.


Gary, you provide such a wonderful service for all of us who have reserved a very special piece of our heart for Dunseith, San Haven and the surrounding areas. Thank you.


Greenville, SC had its first, and I hope, only snowfall of the year last night. Five inches were predicted, but it looks like an inch or two. My husband Dave and I were not impressed – we’ve only lived here since last July, so would still rather look at winter photos than actually experience it – unlike neighbors who were in awe at the unusual event.


Brenda, a little bird in the sky tells me all this stuff. Isn’t it nice? Gary



Reply from Shirley Olson Warcup (49): Ivans, UT



You asked about my husband’s uncle who played with the Lawrence Welk orchestra–His name was Clifton Warcup. He was born and raised on a farm near Larimore, ND. He was the youngest of 4 boys. He played saxophone & clarinet. During WWII, he was in the navy and played with the Great Lakes Naval Band that broadcast nationally every Sunday. After his playing days were over, he retired to Corpus Christi and worked in a music store. He died several years ago in Corpus Christi.

Ron and his brother Alan went there to make funeral arrangements because he had no children and his wife preceded him in death. Ron said Clifton played for another nationally known band before he went into the Navy, but he can’t remember which one. He had also been married once before to the lead vocalist of that band. They were later divorced. I’m sorry to say Clifton is the one Uncle I never met.

Shirley Olson Warcup






1928 Post card from Sharon Gottbreht Shen (1959): Everett, WA


Interesting Penny 1928 Post Card. I Remember the Sisters across the street from us had a Model T!



Sharron, This is really interesting. Chester Bjorngaard’s history is listed on Page 256 of the Bottineau Centennial book. Gary