From Bill Grimme (65): Birmingham, AL




I had a great pleasure today with a visit from John and Margaret Bedard. They stopped in Birmingham today and spent about six hours in the Magic City. They were great company for me! They are on the way back to ND from some extensive cruising and a winter in South Carolina.



July 12, 2007
Front: John Awalt & John Bedard – Back: Ernie Gottbreht & Cheryl Bailey


From Lee (Leland) Stickland (64): Dickinson, ND




With Dad’s passing and a ‘few’ ensuing things to do and my buying a new printer, I find it more timely to send this by mail. Call it a step toward closure, if YOU choose ? I was with Dad for most days for 7 years so there is a bit of adjustment to follow.


Remember, there once was a box near the road that was consistently visited M-Sa to put stuff into and to take things from.


I got to assist in that 6 day a week tour of duty, occasionally. I can only imagine, 30 years of that schedule with snow and mud not relenting, much. One more day per week than the NORMAL 5 days a week job is 20% more, wow.


Anyway, found this HWY 43 info Dad’s things and I am not a ‘stuff ‘ fan.


All is good here, as far as I know and that is just far enough.



Lee, how well I remember your dad delivering our mail. I will always remember how he’d sit way over towards the right of the front seat so as to be able to put the mail in the boxes. That in it self must have added discomfort to his job with the driving of his car. He was very consistent, delivering our mail the same time everyday. He put a lot of miles on his car everyday. I remember his relief man, for vacations, was your uncle Bill Peterson. I also remember in either 1993 or 94 your dad purchased a brand new car. I’m not sure if he used it for delivering mail or not. I remember well sitting in the back seat of this brand new car with a bunch of other folks, with you driving. This would have been during lunch time on a school day, because we were seldom in town outside of the school day. That’s one memory that has stuck in my mind all these years.



Debbie Morinville Marmon’s (70) address from Bev Morinville Azure (72):Duneith, ND


Colette, Here is Debbies addy again Debbie Marmon…..1911 north Merriam ….Miles City MT 59301. ALSO AS SOON AS I CAN FIND SOME TIME I WILL BE SENDING YOUR PICTURES OK BEV




From Shonda Azure Campbell (94): Minot, ND


Gary here is my aunts address as requested I just wanted to say thanks to all that have prayed and thought about my Aunt Debbie since her stroke we as a family all are very thankful for the good thoughts Shonda Campbell (Azure)

May no soldier go unloved.
May no soldier walk alone.
May no soldier be forgotten,
Until they all come home.

Shonda, I don’t have your address, but I think you are living in Minot? Please correct me if I’m wrong.
I have listed Debbie’s address with your mothers message below. Gary
Reply from Diane Larson Sjol (70): Minot, ND
Lillian Houle and my mom, Verdellis (Richard) Larson were first
cousins. She was just like the Richards, full of spunk and wit and
always ready with a laugh….My mom also passed away six years
ago…it is hard to say goodbye to this generation who provided us
with so many memories growing up. The sense of family they gave us is
very special. We had so much fun at family reunions. About Lorraine
Vandal, she also was a first cousin of my mom’s. She divorced and
remarried and am not sure where she is living but my dad would know.
She is one entertaining and funny gal.

Diane Sjol

Request from Diane Larson Sjol (70): Minot, ND
Hey Gary,
I would also like a copy of the CD Tickled Pink.
Diane Sjol
Diane, Bill Grimme is posting 6 songs a week on his WEB site from the “Tickle Pick” Album for folks to either listen to on line or down load if they so choose. He has posted the 2nd group of 6 songs, below, with today’s email. If you missed the first six songs posted last week, please let me know and I will send them to you with an individual message. Gary
Week two of the “Tickle Pink” postings with 6 new songs From Bill Grimme:

Tickled pink




To be delighted.




The tickling here isn’t the light stroking of the skin – it’s the figurative sense of the word that means ‘to give pleasure or gratify’. The tickling pink concept is of enjoyment great enough to make the recipient glow with pleasure – (see also in the pink).


That meaning of tickling has found its way into several phrases relating to pleasure, dating back to the early 17th century.


– Samuel Hieron, Works, 1617: “Well might they haue their eares ticled with some pleasing noise.”

– Rollin’s Ancient History, 1734: “Eating in Egypt

was designed not to tickle the palate but to satisfy the cravings of nature.”



– Nathaniel Hawthone’s Passages from the French and Italian note-books, 1864: “Something that thrilled and tickled my heart with a feeling partly sensuous and partly spiritual.”

St. Nicholas (magazine for boys and girls), 1907: “I’m tickled to death to find some one with what they call human emotions.”

and, finally, in 1910, in an Illinois

‘ newspaper – The Daily Review, in a piece titled ‘Lauder Tickled at Change’, we have:



“Grover Laudermilk was tickled pink over Kinsella’s move in buying him from St. Louis




The inclusion of the term in a newspaper, without any explanation of meaning, indicates that the writer expected readers would already be familiar with it. It seems that that phrase didn’t originate much before 1910 though. There are many references to it in print soon after that date, but I can find none earlier.


To download and play the tracks, walk through the following:



Using your browser, navigate to http://webpages.charter.net/wgrimme


You should see a page that looks like this:



If you place the mouse on a track and click the left button, the selection will play using Quicktime, but you will not download the track with this method. To download, place the mouse cursor on the track, click the right mouse button and you will see a pop-up menu. Select “Save Target as….” and you will be taken through the download process to put the track on your computer. From that point, you can play the track with about any music program, such as Windows Media Player, iTunes, etc.



Let me know if you have any trouble.





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