1/24/2014 (1948)

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For the record I did not get a blog posted yesterday.
Happy Birthday Shelly Sime Fossen (’84): Jamestown, ND
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Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Bottineau & Minot, ND
Linda M Amyotte
(November 21, 1957 – January 20, 2014)

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Linda M. Amyotte, age 56 of Dunseith, died on Monday, January 20, 2014 in a Belcourt hospital. Funeral services will be held on Monday January 27, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Dunseith. Burial will be in the St. Louis Cemetery of Dunseith. A wake will be held on Sunday beginning at 6:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. in the church.

Linda M. Amyotte, a daughter of Alex and Stella (Demery) Belgarde, was born on November 21, 1957 at Bottineau. On April 26, 1979 she was married to Norbert Amyotte. He passed away on October 8, 2012.

She is survived by her daughter, Amanda Amyotte of Dunseith; a son, Credence Amyotte of Dunseith, 5 grandchildren, Shayden Davis, Marrissa Enno, Dustin Trottier, Elaina Amyotte and Credence Amyotte Jr.; brothers, James (Smiley) Belgarde and his wife Shirley, Jerry Belgarde and his wife Rosie both of Dunseith; sisters, Melinda and her husband Phillip Belgarde, Margaret and her husband Jimmy Chase, Shirley Mae Belgarde all of Dunseith, and Sharon and her husband Paul Bericer of St. John; many nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Norbert; brothers, Donny Belgarde, Gary Belgarde, Eli Belgarde and Clifford Belgarde; sister, Paulette Vivier and a nephew Paul Bericer III

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Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Bottineau & Minot, ND
Blog posted on February 15, 2008
Vickie Metcalfe’s (70) Memories of  Lorraine Metcalfe Somers: 
Hi Gary,
Vickie  here.  I ‘m listening to my cousin, Lorraine ” Roses and
Thorns”.  Thank You,  Gary for sending this out so more folks can
remember her!
On Boxing Day 2006, I  was fortunate  enough  to spend the day
eating dark chocolate, pumpkin doughnuts and sipping green tea with
Lorraine and her  two dogs at her home on Scotch Annie Island.
Lorraine  was so looking forward to summer, 2007.  She told me she
had  hopeful visions of sitting on Don’s deck with her boys in
Dunseith and visiting with folks who came to call.
I was lucky to spend a couple more times with her sipping tea and
laughing  together at crazy stories before her passing.
Although, Lorraine’s body was being  ravaged by cancer.
Her spirit was the same.
Blessed be the spirit of Lorraine.
My dear  cousin, whom, I will always remember and miss as a  strong
woman.  Lorraine (Metcalfe) Somers the survivor,  who always chose to
keep an optimistic attitude, stuck to her “guns” with her honesty,
chose to maintain her dignity & her ready sense of humor.
I will remember and miss  her as  “my special cousin of the heart”
who embraced and walked through  the” ROSES AND THORNS  OF LIFE”, the
cousin who wrapped around  family  & friends of all walks and colours
with hugs and the exuberance of music & food, and her joyous love of
her dear boys.
Sincerely, Vickie L. Metcalfe 

Vickie L. Metcalfe

Memories of K.C. Sine from  Diane Larson Sjol (70): 
I remember getting up early and asking my mom for money (she was still�
asleep) and she would say “just take the change out of my purse”…she�
had no recollection of telling us that of course and stared at us in�
amazement when she got up and we were all sitting on the floor eating�
our bag of candy….but we would walk the two blocks to KC’s store and�
buy tons of candy.  I especially remember the purple bubble gum…it�
was in a container and you just reached in and grabbed some…they�
were two for a penny.  When you bit into them they just crumbled in�
your mouth with a burst of grape…but if you kept chewing, you got a�
nice wad of bubble gum…..oh those were the days….:)  Diane
Memories of K.C. Sine from Don Lamoureux (75): 
K.C. Sine

I remember as a little kid, I probably had to be 4 to 5, getting a couple cap gun six shooters and a cowboy hat.  So I’m up at  Lamoureux Bros. Garage, and somebody must have thought it would be funny if I went in and held up KC.  I’m sure I wasn’t smart enough at that time to think of it myself, but I remember going into the store and announcing that “this is a stick up”.  KC laughed his ass off, I think he gave  me a banana and some candy and sent me on my way.  With this positive reinforcement, I did think I had it made with this deal, so I went right back in the next day with the same song and dance.  I don’t remember exactly what he said that day, but I distinctly remember it was not funny that day, and beat a hasty retreat to escape the verbal barrage. Guess I learned crime doesn’t always pay.

Don Lamoureux (75