Reply from Dorothy Eurich Strietzel’s (75) Daughter:
Wendy Strietzel: Minot, ND
Hey Gary! My folks wanted me to send you a note to let everyone know how much they enjoyed the Frozen Fingers concerts yesterday. They also wanted to let Dick and Brenda Johnson know what a great job they did. Both mom and dad have been commenting on how well the Fauske’s did. As a matter of fact, we are listening to their CD right now and it is great.
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! It’s my son’s 10th Birthday today as well. Take Care!
Reply from Janice LaCroix Kester (59): Fargo, ND.
Enjoyed the 2 pictures of the girl’s basketball team! I found it amazing how Bonnie came up with so many names! It stirred up memories of grade school, and how much I’d admired the gals who played. I don’t think girls’ basketball was offered when I started high school. Thanks, Gary!
746 Elm St. N.
Fargo, ND 58102
Reply from Audrey Hanson Aitchison: Bottineau, ND.
I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day and hope your day is special. It is nice there are so many people on this blog so we can keep in contact each other. I wanted to explain a little more about the Hope for Humanity that I have worked with for about 20 years. Another name for it is: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). It Many times they get there before the Red Cross does. 100% of the money collected goes to help millions around the world who are hurting. Overhead expenses are covered from other funds. It is over 100 years old. It is located at :
Hope for Humanity 12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904. Thanks. Have a great day!
Memories/Picture from Gwen Grimme Eltz (68): Spokane, WA.
I thought you might be interested in a picture of the Commercial Hotel since it’s been mentioned a few times in the blog. Our family moved into the hotel in the fall of 1956 and lived there until 1978. During that time, several elderly men (“boarders”) stayed there long-term; and our mother (Kathleen Fassett Grimme) cooked three meals a day–seven days a week for them, did their weekly laundry every Monday morning, and cleaned their rooms daily. I have a lot of memories of ironing men’s shirts and pressing white sheets and pillowcases using a mangle. Some of the men who lived many years with our family were Bill Sharrett, Ovila Lamoureaux, Charlie Anderson, Ray Anderson, Fred Lamoureaux, among others. The hotel had a front lobby, but in the evenings it was commonplace for the boarders and other hotel guests to join our family in our living room to watch TV and visit.
Always enjoy reading the Dunseith blog, Gary! Thanks for all that you do!
Frozen Fingers Reply:
From Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND.
Nancy Hosmer/friend attended the Hostfest today. She said, “I know you”, or something to that effect. I didn’t recognize her, so I asked her name. It was great to meet her. I had met her daughter a couple of years ago when my aunt, Alvina Christianson, was in St. Andrew’s Hospital in Bottineau. I had not seen her daughter for awhile. She said she is now working in Minot. It was fun seeing Nancy’s daughter again and meeting Nancy.
Dick, Brenda and Ron sounded great again–as usual.
Tomorrow, Brenda and I sell tickets for one shift. I sell tickets from 1:00 until closing. The other ticket seller sells for 2 hours. Today, I Tina Bullinger and I worked one shift together.
Speaking of Tina, Florence was at Frozen Fingers today! She uses a walker, but I understand she can walk around the house without her walker. Talk about a miracle. She looks great.
Tomorrow, “Just Us” performs in the afternoon. If you recall, “Just Us” is comprised of Tina Pladson Bullinger, Don Boardman and Dave Mettler. More good music?
The weather really cut into the attendance at Frozen Fingers today. When Wally/I went to Sleep Inn (We live behind the Job Corps.), it was “blustery” and getting slippery. Out of town was bad. Later in the day, the snow quit falling.
I’d better get to bed, as I’m selling tickets again tomorrow. Thank goodness, I don’t need to be there until 1:00. As you know, I don’t “do” mornings.
Nancy (Hosmer) Baldwin (62)
with her fiance, Keith Kontzie