1/3/2014 (1933)

No Blog yesterday

For the record, I did not get a blog posted yesterday.
   Happy birthday Gwendolyn Struck Dumas (DHS ’68): Havre, MT  Struck
Tim Hill (’68) earned Eagle Award from the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce
Message from Rich Campbell (’68):  Minot, ND

Tim Hill (68) recently earned the Eagle Award from the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce for outstanding customer service.  Tim works for SRT Communications.  Congratulations Tim!

Rich Campbell

Long Winters
Reply from Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND
Gary and friends,

I am glad we “got” to wear pants to school back in the day, “winter”.

This cold winter has me thinking of stories about cold, tough, long

Laura Ingall’s Wilder’s  “The Long Winter” where Laura’s Pa relayed
the forecast of an old Indian about the coming winter, which proved to
be  a tough one.

Our High School junior literature class,  Robert Service’s,   “The
Cremation of Sam McGee”.   I think we memorized part of it.

This  brings to my mind, my dad’s favorite story teller/artist
Charlie M.  Russell’s “The Last of the 10,000” .

We are a hardy lot here in Dakota presently cocooned in many multiple
layers of clothing.

But,  I must say I am a bit jealous,as you all  look so comfortable
and content  in the photos of your New Years celebration in the South

Until later, Vickie

NYE 12/31/2013 Cebu Philippines
On our way to the Marco Polo Plaze – 87 degreesStokes 1933

Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Bottineau & Minot, ND

Frank F. Vivier
(April 1, 1943 – December 27, 2013)

Frank F. Vivier, age 79 of Dunseith, died Friday, December 27, 2013 in a Dunseith Nursing home. Memorial services will take place at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

Frank Vivier, a son of Peter and Yvonne (Laverdure) Vivier, was born on April 1, 1934 at Belcourt. Frank became disabled at a young age because of an illness. He lived with his mother in Rolla for a time. They moved to Madison, WI. After her death he moved to California. In 1992 he moved to Dunseith and had resided there since.

He loved to go to the Belcourt casino. Frank also enjoyed weaving thread. He was a member of  St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by brothers, Ralph Vivier and Louis Vivier both of Madison, WI; a sister Isabelle DeCoteau of Dunseith; many nieces and nephews.

2013-ranks-fourth-coldest-december since 1890
Posting from Vickie Metcalfe (’70): Vickie.Metcalfe@sendit.nodak.edu Bottineau, ND
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Haste Ye Back
Vickie L. Metcalfe

Joke of the day
Posted by Don Malaterre (’72):  Sioux Falls, SD

Do you know that when a woman wears a leather dress,
a man’s heart beats quicker, his throat gets dry,

He gets weak in the knees, and he begins to think irrationally. 

Ever wonder why? 

It’s because she smells like a new golf bag

Blog posted on January 29, 2008


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Memories from Bill Hosmer (48): 
    Gary and all the rest.    Just read the neat 180 degree turn by the
band described by Dick Johnson.  It made me believe that Don Johnson
gave more positive stuff to more people than anyone I know.  The last
time I saw him was when he was leading the band down Dunseith’s main
street at one of my visits home during Dunseith Days.  His grin and
wink, when he recognized me, stays with me these many years later.Dave Slyter mentioning his dad, Freddie Hiatt, reminded me about the
last time I saw him in the Rugby hospital.  I had just taken my dad,
Jack Hosmer there for an examination in 1987.  Freddie and I had a
long conversation while waiting for the examination to finish.  He
and I had spent alot of time in friendship over many years.  He was a
Dunseith character I admired for his friendship, loyalty to the
community, and his positive attitude.  He told me his condition,
which was serious, but told it with all the optimism he could gather.
This was  also the last time I saw my dad.  And the beat goes on.

Additionally, I live right near the Birchwood golf course, as a matter
of fact, right next to the nineth fairway.  Sure did not know that
Dave and his dad cleared that land.  In the summer months, during the
end of the day, the setting sun brings shadows across those rolling
hills and the ponds, which I usually take time to observe for its
beauty.  Now when I do it, it will have more significance.  I will
give silent tribute to Freddie, Dave, Uncle Wallace, and the rest of
the family who helped create this little piece of North Dakota beauty.

In parting, it seems to me that the power of prayer by your readers
and contributors had a most positive and miraculous effect on the
medical adventures experienced by one of us, Bev Morinville.  I am
happy to know that she is  recovering way above the expected
schedule.  Probably, the spirit of loyalty and love gave her  and all
of us a huge lesson .  Cheers, Bill Hosmer

Dave Slyter’s (70) reply to Dick Johnson’s (68) message yesterday:
Hey Dick,

Ha Ha   I had forgot all about that little incident.  ha   If I recall I was either way to small or the bass drum was way to big for me to see over the top.   ha  ha    Thanks

From Karen Loeb Mhyre (65): 
Hello Gary and friends,
This is hysterical!!
Happy New Year to everyone!!
Karen Mhyre
————– Forwarded Message: ————–
From: kmhyre@comcast.net
This is funny. Make sure you have the sound on and follow the link below.
Map of the Philippines:
The red star is where I live in this world – Cebu, Philippines.
This is a Map that Bill Grimme (65) sent out to the class of 65 folks a year ago.
For those of you that would like to see this part of the world, you are more than welcome to visit, anytime.
We’d love your company. We have accommodations and you can stay for as long as you wish.  This is a super friendly
country and they truly love Americans.
Gary Stokes