11/30/2012 (1660)

Bernadette Stokes is in the Hospital
Bernadette has been experiencing off and on problems with hand and arm movements for a few months now. She would drop things and also had problems with the placement of things with her hands. About a month ago we noticed her speech was a little slurred too. These conditions would come and go. She has been getting medical attention and they have been unable to pin point the problem. This problem has been getting increasingly worse and was affecting her whole body. Wednesday night she had a very restless night. Thursday morning (Yesterday), she was at the point of needing assistance for virtually everything. She needed assistance to walk. She had been resisting going to the hospital, but at that point we got her there. After 5 hours in The ER they could not pin point the problem. He doctor thought maybe it could be a drug reaction to one of her meds, so she took her off it and they admitted her to the hospital. Last night when I left the hospital she was doing better and could entertain visitors. Our two helpers, Tata and Gaga are staying with her full time in the hospital. This morning Bernadette called me from the hospital and said she if feeling much better and is pretty much back to normal. That was good news. At this point it appears to have been a reaction to her meds.
With Bernadette being in the hospital, I may miss a few blogs, but I will catch up when time permits.
Donna Sunderland Leonard’s obituary/service information
Message from Bob Leonard: Dunseith, ND
Dear Gary:
Attached you will find the above.
It there is any interest, people can go to Nero Funeral Home Web Site, www.nerofuneralhome.net, for guest book and information about the service.
Thanks very much.
Christmas Greetings
From Erling Landsverk (’44): King, WI.
Hi Gary and Everyone:
It is my sincere hope that all had a great Thanksgiving dinner!  I want to be one of the earliest to wish you and all the Dunseith Alumni a very Merry Christmas, and the Best in the coming yeaar.  It would be difficult to send everyone a card, so instead, I am attaching a reasonably funny joke of the day.  At least I thought it was.   
Erling Landsverk

From Erling – Joke of the day


Yesterday I was at my local Wal-Mart buying a large bag of Purina

dog chow for my loyal pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog and was in the

> check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.


, What did she think I had,  an elephant?


So because I’m retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her

 that no, I didn’t have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn’t, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I’d lost 50 pounds before I awakened

 in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.  I told her that it was essentially a Perfect Diet and that the way

that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets

 and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry.

 The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going

 to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone

 in line was now enthralled with my story.)


 Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care, because the

 dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stopped to pee on a Fire

Hydrant and a car hit me.


 I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he

was Laughing so hard. Wal-Mart won’t let me shop there anymore. Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in the World to think of

 crazy things to say.

Condolences to the Hoffman Family
From Jean Nicholas Miller (’66):  Glendale, AZ
My condolences to Brenda Hoffman and her siblings on the death of their mother Alice Hoffman. I remember her and Harvey well from San Haven. They were nice to me when I would go to Brenda’s house. You have wonderful memories I know.

Condolences to the Leonard family
From Allen Richard (’65):  Midland, MI

My sympathy too.  Donna was special with a sense of humor we all could envy.