9/1/2012 (1585)

Oscar and Alberta Wenstad
Reply from Dale Pritchard (’63): Leesville, LA

Gary and Debbie,  Oscar and Alberta were on my folk’s unwritten list of really good people.  We visited them off and on also.  Arlan looks an awful lot like your Dad.  I hate to admit it, Debbie, but Arlan is the only one of you I remember as kids.  Mainly, I guess, because we have kept in contact since high school and I normally tried to visit with them at least once on every trip back to Bottineau.  I have known his wife, Darlene Thompson, since she and I were just little kids.  Then they moved, I think, to Landa and I lost contact until after I finished high school.  I’ll always remember that one time when I was in Germany (69 I believe), they came by from where Arlan was stationed, picked me up, and we spent the day together.  Those were good days!    

Dale Pritchard (63)

Cheryl Kester Gaugler is moving to Cairo, Egypt
Message fromo Cheryl Kester Gaugler (’69):   North Brunswick, NJ

Hi Gary,

Hope this finds you and family doing well. 

Can you change my email address from  to 

Randy and I are moving to Cairo, Egypt for 8 months, starting October 23.  I enjoy reading the blog, would hate to miss 8 months worth.  And, it will feel like a little bit of home while we’re so far away!

Thank you,

Cheryl Kester Gaugler

How exciting Cheryl. I am assuming this move is job related? Enjoy your time in Cairo.  Gary

Michael Forest
Reply from Larry Hackman (‘66):  Bismarck, ND
Hope this note finds you and your family well.
The article on Michael Forest was in the Bismarck Tribune
on Sunday 8/26/12.  The story was written by the guy pictured
on the article.  But anyone can GOOGLE “Michael Forest” like I did to get his picture
and even get more information on this fellow.
Sorry, for neglecting to supply this information.
Have a Happy Day, or two, or more,
Face Book pictures taken at Dale’s – Posted by Donna LaCroix Allard (’64)
Thank you Donna for posting these nice pictures. Your mother is looking great too as are you and Jerome.
I’ll bet you are in town for Stubby and Elwood’s 70th anniversary tomorrow.  We want to see lots of pictures too.
Ralph & Luella Boardman (49) Bjornseth Restore Tractor
Picture taken by Vickie Metcalfe (’70)
Posted by Karen Larson (Bottineau Spectrum):  Bottineau, ND
Hello Gary,  Vickie took these to send to you.  It is Luella and Ralph
Bjornseth with his restored Farmall.  He bought this from the golf
course in deplorable condition and did all the restoration himself.
Luella put the decals on.  It runs like a “Farmall”! Luella says it’s a
work horse – not a “toy”.
Ralph and Luella,
What a wonderful job you guys have done with the restoration of this old Model “B”. My guess is that this is an early 50’s model, maybe even as early as the 40’s? This may be a work horse, but what a shame it would be to use it as one now. It is a show case, not a work horse.
Terry Espe (DHS ’64)
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: neol Bottineau & Minot, ND
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Bottineau & Minot, ND
Posting of the day
Posted by Eileen Brudwick: Fargo, ND