10/30/2012 (1632)

No Blog yesterday
For the record I did not get a blog posted yesterday.
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Bottineau & Minot, ND.
From Dale Pritchard (’63): Leesville, LA



You have probably seen this before.  If not, it was my folk’s first home after getting married.  My Dad built the front log section during the Winter of 1933/34.  I suspect the back addition was put on when they ran out of room.  I have always heard that we moved from there to the farm where I grew up when I was four years old.  This put 2 adults and 6 kids in that little place.  Carol came along in the Fall after we moved.  We had no electricity at either place.  That came in later after we moved.  We did have running water (in the Spring when the snow melted).  Joking aside, I have no memories of living there.  My Dad burned the place down after one of our livestock got in through the front door, fell through the floor into the cellar and died before he was found. 

What I’m doing is converting about 800 40 to 50 year old slides into my computer system.  They bring back a lot of memories.  However, I need some help.  At 100megs each, they are about to run me out of hard drive space.  Is there anyone out there who can tell me how to reduce the size of the pictures so that more than 5 or 6 can be put on a disc?  I would very greatly appreciate it.

Dale Pritchard


I always knew and heard all the talk about your family living in a log house in the woods east of where you lived in my growing up days. I never did see the location though. As I have always vision in my mind it was about a half mile or so NE of your last family home.
That looks like an “H” International Tractor in this picture
Picture from Larry Hackman (’66):  Bismarck, ND
My youngest Grandson, Isaiah (2) delivers helmet to my oldest Grandson, Nathan (17)
on the gridiron in Hazen last Saturday.  Hazen defeated Heart River 41 to 14.
Nathan scored two touchdowns.
Joke of Day
Posted by my good Cebu Irish friend Michael Kenny
An old Irishman was asked, “At your ripe age, what would you prefer to getParkinson’s or Alzheimer’s?”
The Irishman answered, “Definitely Parkinson’s.
Better to spill half an ounce of Rum than to forget where you keep the bottle