Stokes Twins: Our New identical Twin Grand sons with different Birthdays
Brydon Stokes born on Sept 2nd 11:56 pm and Bryce Stokes Born on Sept 3rd 12:10 am.
Both boys look nice and are very healthy. Bernadette and I went to the hospital yesterday to see them. They are Bernie’s first children too. This is something he has been wanting for, for a long time. At the age of 44 he got his wish. He is so excited to see them. He will have to wait though until they go back to America hopefully within the next couple of months.
Bernie’s Face Book posting with pictures
Today, I received one of the most intense emotional news of happiness. At around midnight my wife gave birth to our first twin son “Brydon” on Sept 2nd at 11:56pm, and our second son “Bryce” on Sept 3rd at 12:10 both about 5.4 lbs. Identical twins but born on two different days, how awesome is that? And one even shares the same birthdate as our Grandpa Stokes. Wow, what are the odds for these two events to have happened?
Blog (341) posted on January 17, 2009
Posted on January 17, 2009
Request from Pam Wenstad Lane (78):
My name is Pam Wenstad Lane. I graduated in “78″. My parents are Elberta and Oscar Wenstad. I think you might have graduated with either Donnie or Connie. I was to young to remember. Also Debbie Slyter is my sister.
I went to school with Dellorie Enno, Shelly Hagel, Keith Berg,David Fugere.
Pam Wenstad Lane
Pam, I remember your family well from the Willow Lake area. Our families were back and forth a lot in my younger and your a lot younger days. I’m closer to your brother Arlan’s age. He is a year older than me and I’m 61. Thank you so much for this request to be added. Gary
From Bev Morinville Azure (72):
Gary this is to Dwight . first of all I would like to say I am sorry about you having cancer.It is a very scary thing to hear the Dr say those words. I to had the same fun news a year ago on the 9th of jan 2008 I had cancer on my tongue and they removed 50% that was cancerous and then on to 36 treatments of radaition ( which was the hardest part of this whole thing) BUT with that being said today a year later I am cancer free so far Praise the Lord. My Dr told me my attitude had alot to do with my recovery. Radaition on the mouth is the hardest type of radiation a person can have. Dwight my point is Keep up your spirit and it is amazing how your body heals. I am praying hard for you and for the others I know that have cancer. stand up against this awful illness YOU CAN WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GOD BLESS YOU …………BEV
From Ginger (LaRocque) Poitra (65):
I noticed no one sent any pictures of the snow, around our area, maybe I
The weather is HOT! today it’s 9 degrees below here in Belcourt this morning.
It is supposed to rain today?? and get into the 20′s and 30′s this
Ginger (LaRocque) Poitra (65)
Reply from Gary Metcalfe (57) to Sharron Gottbreht Shen (59):
Sharron, I am convinced #333 has Herman and Olard Boucher. Compare #329, the way Olard holds his arems and parts his hair. Why do I think he was killed in the war? Was he Elmer Boucher’s brother? I think so. Gary Metcalfe
Neola Kofoid Garbe’s reply to Monte Espe’s (68) message posted below:
Thanks for much for the email/prayers. People’s prayers are sure working; I’m feeling fine. I have a doctor’s (surgeon) appointment on Monday, so I’m headed back to Minot as soon as I get ready. I’ll try to respond more thoroughly to this at a later date, as there are a few things I’d like to mention–naturally! Ha! My appointment with the oncologist is Feb. 9, so I’m assuming sometime after that, I’ll be starting radiation. I take a day at a time/don’t worry about any of it/have no pain unless I accidentally bump my breast. I have a hard time remembering not to lift over 10 lbs. with my right arm, as it feels “fit”, and even though I’m basically left-handed, I do reach for/carry many things with my right hand/arm.
Thanks again for the email. Thanks to you, too, Gary.
Note – Bonnie, Alvin & Viola Berg’s daughter, from Bottineau, is Monte’s wife. Alvin’s sister, Helga, was married to my dad’s brother Nels. Gary
Gary and Neola, Yes, Peggy is Bonnie’s youngest sister. She
Dickinson,nd 58601. Neola, you also have the information right
Diane Schneider Sedlack, I remember you well. I used to see you up at Fauske’s and also at the many community and Hiatt functions that we both attended when we were kids. I remember your dad well too, working all those years in the Creamery. You have many relatives on both your parents sides in our distribution. You aunt Florence Hiatt Dahl, from Alaska, is also on our distribution. It is my pleasure to add you to our daily Blog. Gary
Message/pictures from Julie Hiatt Bonebrake (81):
Here are some pictures of my husband Billy and our neighbor down the street. They some how managed to get the snow blower on the roof of our house, and attempted (key word attempted) to blow the snow off. They were having some trouble keeping the blower from sliding down the roof. It was pretty comical. We have so much snow in Minot. Just in January I believe we have received over 20 inches and I think most of it is in our back yard. I will try to send more pictures. Please share these with the rest of the world. Thank you so much.
Julie (Hiatt) Bonebrake
Julies’s second reply: Her pictures did not come thru the first time. Gary
Reply from Neola Kofoid Garbe:
I just had a fun visit with Judith Bailey Foley. From info provided by Mona Dionne Johnson & Bonnie Awalt Houle, I located an address/phone number for Judith (white pages on the net) and called her. I’ll be mailing her picture to her soon.
Also, thanks to Judy Azure, Rita Gable’s picture is ready to mail.
I’m packing/getting ready to return to Minot (I’m going a day earlier than I had planned to go.), so I’ll either mail the pictures on my way out of town, or I’ll have my husband mail them after I get to Minot–He makes daily trips to the mall and other places; I prefer to stay home and work on “projects”. I’m taking the last pictures I’ve sent, with me to Minot, and will get them sent from there.
There are others (Gailord Peltier/Debby Champagne, etc.)who have helped with addresses/identifying people in the last few days and before. Thanks to all of you, too! I appreciate any/all help!