1/6/2012 (1688)

Happy Birthday Bernice Belgarde (DHS ’72): Bemidji, MN
To the Wenstad Family
From Lynn Halvorson Otto (’75):  Boonton, NJ
Thanks Donna for updating us on Debbie’s condition.  Our prayers are still flowing your way and hers.  I know my sister Gail was hoping to see her but being in ICU she is not allowed in.  She also sends her prayers.  Gail works there.�
God Bless you all.�
Red Kester memories
Request from Cheryl Kester Gaugler (’69):  North Brunswick, NJ
Hi Gary,
Wanted to wish you, your family and everyone on the blog a happy & healthy 2013. 
I’d like to ask for a favor from the blog readers:  My dad, Red Kester, has been gone for 25 years now.  I was wondering if anyone had any stories they’d like to share about him.  Anything they would be willing to share would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for all you do,
Cheryl (’69)
How well so many of us remember your dad. He was a familiar name to many that barely knew him too. I remember well he delivering gas to my folks farm. Dad had a 300 gal tank.
As I have mentioned before, the last time I saw your dad and your mother too, was when they attended Ernest and Lucille Dailly’s 50th Wedding aniversary in Bremerton, WA. in the summer of 1987.  I remember your dad passing a few short months later that same year. At the age of 73, he was a young man when he departed this earth. He was a remarkable man, so well known and respected in the whole community. Next year we can celebrate his centennial birthday.
Dunseith Guy driving tractor in the Rose Parade
Posting from Eldon Berg (BHS ’66):  Kenmore, WA
I saw in your blog a week or so ago there was going to be someone from Dunseith driving a tractor in the Rose Parade on Jan 1. 

Here is a link to a YouTube video which someone made.  It starts with the tractors.  Maybe someone will recognize him.


Eldon Berg
When viewing this clipping I couldn’t recognize the Dunseith man, hopefully some of you can? I am assuming he is currently living in Dunseith too, so someone should recognize him? I hope.
Thanks Eldon,
Art Rude Farm
FB Posting from Susan Fassett Martin 
Joke of the day
Posted by Mel Kuhn (’70): St. John, ND
Men Do Remember

A woman awakes  during the night to find that her husband is not in bed. She puts on her robe  and goes downstairs to look for him. She finds him  sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee in front of  him.
He appears to be  in deep thought, just staring at the wall. She watches as he wipes a tear from  his eye and takes a sip of his coffee.
‘What’s the  matter, dear?’ she whispers as she steps into the room, ‘Why are you down here at this time of night?
The husband looks up from his coffee, ‘It’s the 20th Anniversary of the day we  met’.
She can’t  believe he has remembered and starts to tear up.
The husband  continues, ‘Do you remember 20 years ago when we started dating? I was 18 and you were only 16,’ he says solemnly.
Once again, the wife is touched to tears. ‘Yes, I do’ she replies.
The husband pauses The words were not coming easily. ‘Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car?’
‘Yes, I remember’ said the wife, lowering herself into the chair beside him.
The husband continued. ‘Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in my face and said, “Either you marry my daughter or I will send you to prison for 20 years?’
‘I remember that, too’ she replied softly.
He wiped another tear from his cheek and said “I would have gotten out today.”