From Vickie Metcalfe (70): Bottineau, ND

Gary, My niece, Justene Rae Metcalfe is a senior at Moorhead State University. Her parents are Shanon Clifford Metcalfe ,DHS class of 1982 and Debbie (Salmonson) Metcalfe. Justene is a young women with a broad depth of character traits. Justene is one of those college students that stayed behind to help sandbag Fargo this past week. Auntie Vickie wanted her to come home to the hills to be dry. Quoting her; “Justene said, she feels like it’s a cop-out to leave when you don’t need to and so many other people need your help… ” Her mom Deb said,” gotta be proud of her, even though we would really rather have her at home”.

Gary, If you please, I’d like to share a bit of Justene’s poetry (2008) with all your Dunseith readers. Many Thanks.
From Lee Stickland (64): Dickinson, ND
Gary and Bernadette,
Per our phone call last nite, here and on Sat of YOUR am, I learned that it was 91 degrees.
Sounds good to me; as long as the air conditioner is workingm, faithfully and steadily.
Gary, as always, a pleasure to visit with YOU.
Yes, the cost of airfare for YOU to Manila is quite bearable.
I have not looked at the current cost of ticket DIK to SEATAC, last check was $660 RT, ea
I wanted to send on a few records of the latest meandrous quirks of my thought process.
(please see subject line, above) – Subject line Re:conjurings of my mild meager mind
It is funny and fearful what can be located in OUR minds when we are quiet;
when we THINK.
“Some folks do not THINK, cannot THINK, will not THINK and never THINK of THINKING.”
“Men, like rivers. become crooked when they follow the path of least resistance.”
” If YOU don’t know where YOU are going, YOU will never know where YOU are when
YOU get there”.
by lee
The horrors of reality need no out-shout the quiet voice of reason.
Talk with a man, listen to his soul
and YOU may see
that what YOU thought to be,
just ain’t so.
(The reference from TALK to SEE is certainly oxymoronic but that is part
of the point; misconstrued interpretations.)
Honest men are not swayed by ‘what if ‘ or ‘maybe’; they determine correctness based
on the best and most-accurate information NOW available and move on.
No time for senate committee hearing schedules to permit voluminous discourse.
Lines 12, 13, 14, and 15 are not my originals but from memory; of which there may be bit left remaining.
Dick Johnson,
When will YOU begin writing which book about the real story that surrounds Dunseith. I am not well-healed enough to offer a cash advance and have no publishing company.
Dad and I spent many hours “mentally touring’ the Turtle Mountains.
There would be a good possibility of a successful compilation of facts from the pioneers that are yet alive and able to contribute. I like to read personal accounts and to not read about longitude and latitude, i.e. where are we going and how did we get here?
Good talkin’ to YA, tanks fer yer earz Lee
Dunseith Journal News posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND
Dunseith Journal/December 31, 1953/Shell Valley News