8/8/2012 (1591)

Fundraiser for Laurel Hiatt (’63)
Saturday, September 22nd
Posted by Dale Evans:  Algona, WA

Hi Gary – didn’t know if you have heard, there is an Auction / Fundraiser for Laurel Hiatt – Saturday 22nd, at Midway, proceeds to cover his medical expenses, etc.

Would you mind posting something on your blog – you reach more people than I ever could.
For laurel Hiatt, Fighting cancer all proceeds from ticket sales and auctions will go to help defray medical costs, please come, please donate what ever you can, we will have food, door prizes and you can by tickets to win at the drawing for two hand made beautiful quilts, this man has been an honorable person in the community for his whole life, its time we helped show our appreciation!

Thanks Gary!

Condolences to Susan and Terry Fugere
From Lois Tweten:   Helena, Mt
My deepest sympathy goes out to you Terry Fugere and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son! I just can’t imagine how hurrful it would be to loose a child.
Lois Tweten,  Helena MT
Condolences to Susan and Terry Fugere
From Jeanie Took Berger (’75):    Mandan, ND
My deepest sympathy goes out to Terry Fugere and family,I am so sorry to hear about your loss
Jeanie (Tooke) Berger
Shepherd’s Hill at Crossroad’s, St. John:  quilt, craft Culinary Arts Acution and Open House
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Bottineau & Minot, ND
Hi Gary,
Is this something you can include in tonight’s newsletter?  Crossroads is a Missouri Synod Camp near St. John.  They can use the publicity.
Quilt, Craft and Culinary Arts Auction and Open House
September 8, 2012
The Open House starts at 1 pm and the Auction begins at 2 pm. Join us for a fun day of fellowship and helping the camp to continue to exist. That’s right – it’s a fund-raiser and we need you to come help us out. People from all around the State have donated quilts, craft items and delectable baked goods to be auctioned off. We don’t look for bargains at this auction – we come to make a major donation and get to take some awesome items home as a result. Shop for that special wedding coming up – or that new grandchild – or buy some goodies to share with the neighbors and help a camp for kids in the process.
                                      Floyd and Carmen Richard
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Minot & Bottineau, ND
Joke of the day
Posted by Bernice Belgard (’72):  Bemidji, MN
 Shown below, is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by an 86 year old woman.

 The Bank Manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times.

Dear Sir:

 I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month.

 By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it..

 I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.

 You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.

 My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways. I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and letters, — when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.

 From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person.

 My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.

 Be aware that it is an OFFENSE under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope.

 Please find attached an Application Contact which I require your chosen employee to complete.

 I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

 Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.

 In due course, at MY convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me.

 I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone bank service.

 As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

 Let me level the playing field even further.

 When you call me, press buttons as follows:


 #1. To make an appointment to see me

 #2. To query a missing payment.

 #3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.

 #4 To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping.

 #5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.

 #6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home.

 #7. To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer is required.

 Password will be communicated to you at a later date to that Authorized Contact mentioned earlier.

 #8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through 7.

 #9. To make a general complaint or inquiry.

 The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.

 #10. This is a second reminder to press* for English.

 While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of the call.

 Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.

 May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous New Year?

 Your Humble Client

 And remember: Don’t make old People mad.

 We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to piss us off.