12/5/2012 (1664)

Apologies to Greg Larson and Also to Jerry Williams
Greg Larson: I really pulled a boner posting the picture of another Greg Larson, who also lives in Bismarck, for your birthday wishes yesterday. I am so sorry for that mix up.
Jerry Williams. Your Birthday is actually today, not last Monday the 3rd, as I posted yesterday. Again I am so sorry.
Philippine Typhoon concerns
From Bill Pritchard:  Bottineau, ND
Hoping all is well with the typhoon nipping your area.
We had some heavy rains that lasted for about an hour and the was pretty much the extent of the affects of the typhoon that recently passed throught the Philippines.  We had very little wind too.  We are protected from other Islands all around us. The last major Typhoon that hit Cebu was in 1990. Manila gets hammered every year with Typhoons and other major storms. We live in the banana belt.
Reply to a personal message
From Ivy Eller Robert (’74):  Belcourt, ND

Hi Gary….
    I live just out of Belcourt at my niece’s place. However, I do spend a lot of time with my sister in Bottineau.
   I got GREAT NEWS today from my oncologist in Minot. I am officially in remission. I had a PET Scan last week & the results indicate, that I am indeed in remission……That has to be the second best news I have gotten this year. The first being my grandson Cooper! So now I just have to have a PET Scan  every three months for the next couple of years and then once a year after that!
Ole Olinger Memories
From Vickie Metcalfe (’70): Bottineau, ND

Hello Gary, friends and great responders, Mr. Nagel and Dick,

Mr. Nagel e-mailed yesterday eve, recalling Ole as a bus driver,when he was a substitute driver.   I never knew, Ole drove school bus which was verified by Dick.

Like my dad, who was from the old school.   He’d introduce  older people as Mr. or Mrs.   I am thinking Mrs. Olinger’s maiden name was a prominent sir name of  the Turtle Mountains,   Metis,  highway 43_  and St. John  area.  I believe her first name was Josephine.

I don’t know when the Olinger’s moved to Dunseith.  I believe they are buried together at St. Ann’s in Belcourt.  My brother was a pallbearer for Ole and had met Ole’s family at his funeral.  It was a cold, cold day.  Dad didn’t go.

I have a few stories which I recall about “The Olinger’s “.  They were a couple  I want to remember.  Dog gone it I want to write those stores down!  Before I do, I have a need to research and find factual information.

I do know when Dad was losing his vision, his  old friends and new friends alike treated him with respect and courtesy.  And for that I am grateful.

Many Thanks.


P.S. I wonder?  Do others wonder if Mr. Nagel is thinking I’ve improved on those 40 “words per minute”?  

Reply to Mel Kuhn (’70)
From Dick Johnson (’68): Dunseith, ND
Gary and Friends,

        It was sure nice to see the picture of ‘ol Mel holding his new
grandson way out there in Montana.  The part I found the most
interesting was how much the cute little young’un resembles his
grandpa.  Same hair and–well,  same hair anyway.  Paybacks are
a——you know what paybacks are Mel!  Thanks Gary!