Reply from Lloyd Awalt (44): Bottineau, ND

Reply to Phyllis McKay,
Roy Anderson was Fred Anderson’s son who was a brother to my Granddad Bill. Myrtle
Anderson my Grandma could write a book about her. She was one great lady , I think
she was a Grandma & every one in Dunseith,when they moved to town in 42 they lived
down by the cross roads which is just North of town. They would walk up town about 10
in the morning & all the business places worker would go out on the street & look for them to come. The reason was Grandpa 6’4″ tall Grandma 4’2″ tall they would say here comes Mutt & Jeff. McKay’s only lived about a mile or two from Anderson’s, we visited alot together. Phyllis your mother & Grandma were very close friends. Lloyd
Reply from Sharon Longie Dana (73): MIssoula MT
I too own “Cindy and the Turtle Mountain Boys”. I remember when my Grandpa Pete Longie bought it. We played it every Sunday afternoon, it sounded good then and it sounds good now. Actually my brother Roger but it on a cd because I wanted one for my car. And it sounds great!! They wer all awesome singers and musicians!!!! It wa alwasys more fun to go somewhere when you knew the Poitras were gonna play!!!! Families and friends all gathered and had wonderful times together listening to there music!! Thanks Alan for bringing up such great memories!!!
Reply from Sharron Gottbreht Shen (59): Everett, WA
Bill Hosmer is right, postcard emailed by friends in Grand Forks. Time to look up that family! The Alaska cruise was the best Shen family holiday ever. Saw big blues leaping and slaming their tail fins; many Orca groups. Cannot express the beauty of the Misty Fiords visited on return trip. Sharron
Reply from Tom Hagen (51): Mesa, AZ
I got Dot from the hospital at 7
tonight. She spent 2 nights in the hospital. She is doing fine and will
not go to rehab or therapy but will do some home exercises. We willdo
them 3 times a day and then she must walk, walk, walk. Got in an out
of the van with no problem and up the 3 steps, no problem. She can’t
run any races yet but can maneuver pretty well with her walker. Thank
you for the many letters and prayers you have sent and we want you to
know it was very much appreciated and welcomed.

We love E-mail letters, Love Tom and Dot




Picture from Mark Schimetz (70): Rolette, ND


Gary I decided to edit this photo and perhaps it may be more recognizable to some one. So, to save some time. It was found in Ester (Bakken) Schimetz’s memoirs.

The Bakken’s had a farm about 3 miles south of Yellow Corners. Two of My Uncles, John and Mike married Bakken sisters. Ester and Molly respectively. No one in the family is able to identify they 3 people. The Little one may be a girl.

To Ardis Bakken Horner (Teacher) and Marsha Getzlaff Bakken (74): Is this Bakken Family related to your family? Gary