9/24/2012 (1603)

Donnie Wenstad (’66) is scheduled to have open heart Surgery
Message from Pam Wenstad Pipitone (’78):  Dunseith, ND
Hi Gary,
      I would like to let everyone know that our brother Donnie is sheduled to have open heart surgery on Monday. He has been in the Minot hospital over the weekend because he has a pump to help his heart beat as only half of his heart is working. They call this heart  condition ” the widow maker”.
     Donnie and Debbie are the back bone of our family. When I moved back to the area it  was they that were my support system. Donnie was always there to help.
     Growing up it was Donnie I went to with my problems. He has always been the strong one. I am asking that everyone send prayers to him at his and our time of need. It would be greatly appreciated.  Thank You All,
Birthday Reply
From LaVerne Rude (BHS ’63):  Vancouver, WA
Hi and thanks. You are 100% on the initials and I guess the age is no secret either, 67.  LaVerne
You were up kind of early on your birthday too. I received your message at 4:42 AM your time.  I’ll bet you just wanted to have a very full day of your birthday.  Did Carrole take you out for breakfast? Denny’s has a great Grand Slam that I like any day of the year. Looking at your slim fit profile, I don’t think you consume many Grand Slam’s.
DuWayne Lang
Spelling Error correction.
I do know the correct spelling of Lang, but spelled DuWayne Lang’s name wrong with an added “e” on the end, not once but twice. So sorry DuWayne for that error
Folks, please don’t hesitate to point out these errors that I make of which I know are many.
Endeavour cruising majestically over Santa Barbara yesterday, Friday, September 21st.
Picture posted by Evie Gottbreht Pilkington (’65): Irvine, CA
Hi Gary
A friend took these in Santa Barbara but the Grand kids saw the fly over from our neighborhood school.

Subject: Last flight of the Soace Shuttle Endeavour, low and slow!   From a friend of mine
This picture, taken at our monthly Cebu Expat dinner last Thursday, is just too nice not to share. I suggested that they frame this one.
Conchita spent many years of her life in the USA. Her husband passed away several years ago. Emelyn’s partner Steve, an American, is currently back in the states on a business trip.  
                      Conchita and Emelyn (Peach)
Joke of the day
Posted by our good Cebu Irish friend, Michael Kenny, from Ireland and England
Retired Drinker

Four old retired guys are walking down a street in London . They turn a corner and see a sign that says, “Old Timers Bar – ALL drinks 10p.”
They look at each other and then go in thinking this is too good to  be true. The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the
room, “Come on in and let me pour one for you! What’ll it be, gentlemen?”

There’s a fully stocked bar, so each of the men orders a martini.  In no time the bartender serves up four iced martinis—shaken, not
 stirred—and says, “That’ll be 10p each, please.”

 The four guys stare at the bartender for a moment, then at each other. They can’t believe their good luck. They pay the 40p, finish their
  martinis, and order another round.

   Again, four excellent martinis are produced, with the bartender again  saying, “That’s 40p, please.” They pay the 40p, but their
   curiosity  gets the better of them. They’ve each had two martinis and haven’t even spent a £1 yet.

  Finally one of them says, “How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a 10p a piece?”

  “I’m a retired tailor,” the bartender says, “and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery Jackpot for £25 million and
   decided to open this place. Every drink costs 10p. wine, liquor,  beer,  it’s all the same – but it’s only open to retired people.”

    “Wow! That’s some story!” one of the men says.

    As the four of them sip at their martinis, they can’t help noticing seven other people at the end of the bar who don’t have any drinks
    in front of them and haven’t ordered anything the whole time they’ve  been  there. Nodding at the seven at the end of the bar, one of the men
     asks  the bartender, “What’s with them?”

    The bartender says, “They’re retired people from Scotland. They’re waiting for Happy Hour when drinks are half price !