I was wondering if you would please post for me…
Retirement party for Edna (Susie) Knox Millang.
will be served. Come and join us to celebrate Susie’s
Oh and onion sanwiches! So good with a piece or two of fried
side pork! Yummmmm!
Thanks for all you do Gary!
Julie (Knox) Seier
Susie, Congratulations on retirement. From where are you retiring? Gary
Vickie, Bread and cream with lots of sugar made for a mighty fine meal. It was such a treat when we were able to use cream. Most of the time at our house it was bread and skim milk. We had to sell the cream. I had my share of Bread and Milk & Bread and Cream meals over at Norris and Arleen’s too, when I worked for them in the summer months. Gary
Neola, Eileen & Mike: I know a lot of our readers from the hills remember Gerald. We are so sorry to hear of his passing, but he is now with Delores. The real loss is with his family. Our condolences are with all of you with his passing. Gary
I am trying to remember who wore a garlic necklace in grade school, McCoy or McKay, Bill or Jim? Never saw garlic at the Gottbreht table. Mom was a marvel at home cooking but now wonder how she managed to make everything taste so good without garlic. Grandma Evelyn Gaudet Gottbreht used fresh cloves in her chili. When visiting the Shens home where the aroma of saute garlic would permeate the house every evening, mom would call out from her easy chair “Now go easy with that garlic.”
Be well, Sharron
Speaking of onion sandwiches,my mom was a full-blooded Norwegian and my dad, Jim Metcalfe , loved anything Norwegian. We always had good beef and pork (roasts) that we raised on the farm, and we always put lots of good (raw) onions, mustard, catsup on homemade bread sandwiches, along with wonderful gravy. SO GOOD! We complained that we didn’t get “boughten bread” like the kids in town did; of course, Herman Martinson’s bread was a special treat if they did buy bread. We thought that was really “stylin it” in rare cases where Mom didn’t get a chance to bake. Larry, so fun to read your stories; you were much younger than I, but I remember your family so well from Hilltop.
Geri Metcalfe Munro ’59 Fargo, ND
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In my airport letter yesterday the 150,000 figure should be 150 million . Gary Metcalfe
Hello everyone, The occasion this weekend was the opening of Branson Airport. The first privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the United States, $150,000 airport. The fire chief, Ted Marten fulfilled a life long dream as he was selected for a one hour ride aboard a Thunderbird F16. Does Lt. Col. Derek Routt ring a bell with you Bill Hosmer? I guess the Thunderbirds stole the show, but don’t sell the single engine planes short, they did a night show that was fantabulous, along with the parachute crew. The Stealth Bomber made a very short appearance. I guess they did it alright as they were around for four days. Gary Metcalfe
Dad both loved onion sandwiches and also radish sandwiches – just butter and bread- and they were not German! Good Scotsmen apparently had the same favorites! Re” Joe Vanorny” – – when we moved here in the Wellington in Minot, one of the first couples we met wer Russ and Jeanne Vanorny….Virgil’s brother. They are our “table mates” at our delicious meals here every day. Russ is a big man and both he and Alan have hearing problems so guess who does most of the talking? Jeanne just celebrated her 90th birthday but doesn’t look it. The family had a big party for her in the dining room a couple of Sundays ago and Jay and Lola were there so we got to say hello to them! Enjoy those daily blogs,Gary, and congratulate you on doing your tireless (and tiring??) job.
Sharon, Now that you mention it, that sure looks like Mary Bott (62) to me too. What are the comments from some of the rest of you? Yes Sharon, Mary was always a very pretty girl. Mary does not have email. She lives in Linton, ND. Bobby Bott, what do think, is this your sister? Gary
Kerry and I shared a common interest in Boucher/Casavant family history and genealogy. Kerry’s mom, Alice Fassett Boucher, wife of Albert, also loved family history and she gave us much encouragement. We corresponded often, all by snail mail. I would search the extensive records of the St. Louis City Library and Fur Trader Records and she the Bismarck Archives. We made time at every visit to exchange and copy files. Like myself, Kerry was a nurse anesthetist. When we met at national meetings, I would deplore her very lean physique – she was so strict with her management of diabetes. Smart gal, she was an inspiration.
If I remember correctly, Peggy and I received some parental words of reprimand that day. Grandma Margaret Casavant Boucher was grandpa Victor Boucher’s second wife – she is center top. The next row left to right would be Sharron Gottbreht, LuAnne Brunsell, Joel Boucher, little Gary Boucher, Jerry Boucher, Peggy Boucher standing. Across the bottom: Barb Boucher, Ronnald Tennancour, Jeff Boucher, George Gottbreht, Evie Gottbreht, Carol Jean Boucher, Kerry Boucher and another brother, Jim Boucher. EJ and Carmen were there I’m sure, but already adult enough  for other amusements.
Thank you Gary. Sharron
Picture L to R:Center top: Grandma Margaret Casavant BoucherCenter:Sharron Gottbreht, LuAnne Brunsell, Joel Boucher, little Gary Boucher, Jerry Boucher,Peggy Boucher standingBottom: Barb Boucher, Ronnald Tennancour, Jeff Boucher, George Gottbreht, Evie Gottbreht,Carol Jean Boucher, Kerry Boucher and another brother, Jim Boucher
Yes, I am back to remind everyone to not only remember our Veterans but to send their donation to the cemetery association where these veterans and our ancestors are buried. If everyone would send $10 or MORE dollars to Little Prairie,Ackworth, Riverside,etc. It would help pay, to keep our little country cemeteries clean and neat. Remember the people who died so that we all can live and do all this reminiscing. Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day (and maybe go to a ceremony instead of fishing)…just a thought . Thanks again Gary. Crystal Fassett Andersen Here is a picture of the Fassett’s on Memorial Day 1960 Bill,Susan,Paula & Crystal Fassett and one of my grandparents and parents
Dunseith & Turtle mountain Cemeteries
Points of Contact for donations
1. Riverside: ————————–Rod Medrud (701) 244-5829 – Work (701) 244-5438
Make Donations out to “Riverside Cemetery”
PO Box 194 A,Dunseith,ND58329
2. Little Prairie: ———————Joan Salmonson (701) 263-4613 – Work (701) 244-5438
RR1 Box 130
, Dunseith ND 58329
3. Rendahl: —————————Pat Pladson (701) 228-3943
9540 Hwy 60, Bottineau ND, 58318
4. St Louis & St Mary’s Catholic:Floyd Dion (701) 244-5764PO Box 186 Dunseith, ND 58329
5. Ackworth: ————————-Martin Peterson (701) 263-4061
RR 1 Box 86, Dunseith, ND 58329
6. Saint John’s Lutheran: ———Darrel Abrahamson (701) 244-5151
HCRBox 20,Saint John,ND58369
Thank you Crystal for this reminder. I have had it in the back of my mind to mail my contribution to Ackworth, but just have not gotten around to it yet. With this reminder, my check will be in the mail tomorrow.I have posted the points of contacts above for sending donations to. Folks, please let me know if this list needs any updating.Gary