11/23/2012 (1654)

Thanksgiving message
From Dennis Dubois (’73):  Minneapolis, MN.
It’s Thanksgiving day and oh so much to be thankful today. It would take so many pages to list all of my gratefuls. I hope that I can do for others just a little bit of what has been given to me. I am truly blessed to have the life I have. I hope the rest of you have just some of what I have been given and had done for me in this life. Thanks Mom and Dad. Thanks to my teachers. Thanks to all of te people from Dunseith, who set such a fine example (I didn’t always follow it) for me to live by. Oh, heck, I could go on and on, but you get the point. Let me not forget, thank you God. 

Allard Photo
Hopefully I have this labeled correctly. If not please let me know.  Gary
Ackworth School
Thanksgiving in Cebu, Philippines
We had a fabulous Thanksgiving last night at our good friend, Marina’s, restaurant. She prepared a genuine Thanksgiving dinner just for our group of friends. There were 72 of us in all that attended. She had four turkeys and lots and lots of pies all of which was very delicious. For those of us American’s living  in the Philippines, this was such a treat. 
Following the dinner, the gals and a few guys too, enjoyed some dancing.
Joke of the day
Posted by Art Hagen (’72):  Bottineau, ND and Cebu, Philippines
Makes me proud to be from ND!!!!
 His name was OleHis name was Ole, he was from North Dakota … And he needed a loan.

So… He walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the loan Officer.

He told the loan officer that he was going to Paris for an International
redneck festival for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that he was
not a depositor of the bank.

The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security
for the loan, so the Redneck handed over the keys to a new Ferrari.  The
car was parked on the street in front of the bank.

The Redneck produced the title and everything checked out.

The loan officer agreed to hold the car as collateral for the loan and
apologized for having to charge 12% interest.

Later, the bank’s president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at
the Redneck from ND for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a
$5,000 loan.

An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank’s private
underground garage and parked it.

Two weeks later, the Redneck returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest
of $23.07.

The loan officer said, “Sir, we are very happy to have had your business,
and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little

While you were away, we checked you out on Dunn & Bradstreet and found
that you are a Distinguished Alumni from The University of North Dakota, a
highly sophisticated investor and Multi-Millionaire with real estate and
financial interests all over the world.

Your investments include a large number of oil wells around Williston, ND.

What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”

The good ‘ole boy replied, “Where else in New York City can I park my car
for two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to be there when I return?”

His name was Ole… .