Wednesday, April 20, 2005

April 20, 2005 - Wednesday

04/20/05 WEDNESDAY grp 3.
The current temperature under a clear sky is 44 degrees.
Yesterdays H/L temperature was 62/41
Normal H/L temp for this date is 57/33
Todays Gazette is brought to you , in part, by SELL & TOLLACK ==
hardware, furniture and harness. Phone # 66
"Profanity makes ignorance audible."
L O C A L news & stuff;
Well after several months, "it's in,... and it's out." The vote on
smoking or not smoking, that is. Let there be no mistake about it.
Smoking is not a 'good' thing no-matter where it happens. Let no-one
misunderstand the facts. The facts are, in-haling smoke, from either end
of a cigarette, is detrimental to our health. Another interesting
all-be-it unfortunate fact is. The folks in our wonderful little
community will need to divy up several thousand dollars to pay for an
election that would not have been necessary in the first place.
Least we all run out and rejoice to soon, we should be reminded that
the decision to ban smoking in "most" public places. Will require some
individuals, and, business establishments to incur cost that they may,
ultimately, not be able to bare. Yes it is true that smoking is not
conducive to a healthy life style. The sad fact is, it's unfortunate,
that it required a law to stop folks from doing it in "most" business
My final thought would be, that it is not, for the most part, the
business proprietor that encouraged folks to enter their facilities and
fill them full of smoke. It is their customers. Unfortunately, it will
be the proprietor that will foot the bill.
Oops, I almost forgot to report the results of yesterdays smoke, no
smoke, vote.
239 voters thought they should be able to smoke wherever they want.
(no) While 470 voters think the 239 should stick their butts up one.
(yes) Or so it seems to me. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The first duty of love is to listen.
Speaking of rules and regulations. I understand there is legislation
pending that will make it legal to breast feed, in public. I think I
also heard someone comment that it never really was against the law to
do so. I have also been told by some that there is already "feeding" and
"changing" stations set up in "most" restrooms in the country. I think
that, too, is a law. I guess I don't know much about that either.
I am wondering though, before they actually "pass the bill", if they
shouldn't do a bit of clarifying and confirming. (Anyone out there
remember that term?) I'm thinking like, old can one be, and still
legally breast feed? I'm almost certain you'd get a different response
from the boys than the girls. Would it be against the law for the
"supplier" to run out of supply?
Then of course, would come the issue of volume, one breast or two.
Could it be against the law to "over indulge"? I can even imagine OSHA
getting involved with the sanitization regulations of the "feeding"
station(s). Who should bare (pardon the pun) the primary responsibility
of maintaining clean, disease free, distribution centers? There just
doesn't seem to be an end to the problems that need to be solved. Or so
it seems to me.
I'm not sure what going on at the Wells Fargo Bank downtown. From the
street, it looks like they're cleaning out the hayloft. Or, heating and
cooling stuff.
SPEEEDY-ATE is a new word formulated at Granny's. It means, now that
the vote is over, the refurbishing can begin.
Today is the day our daughter-in-law Denise (Barta) Moe will celebrate
the anniversary of her birth. I won't share the number of candles,
although I'm guessing some days, after chasing the twins around and
taking care of Trevor, it seems like more than they really.
Denise, is not just the mother of our three youngest grandchildren. She
is the "wonderful mother" of our three youngest grandchildren. Happy
birthday Denise, we love you very much. Mom and Dad Moe.
The Gazette works best, when the folks the read it, write it. Or so it
seems to me.
A special thanks to Rod Alme for "sharing" all of his baseball tickets
with me. If there is another Legion member that would be willing to
share a few more with me, I would really appreciate it.

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before it's too late.

Friday, April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005 - Friday

04/15/05 FRIDAY
The current temperature is 55 degrees under a partly cloudy sky.
Yesterdays H/L temperature was 64/35
Normal H/L temp for this date is 53/31
"Profanity makes ignorance audible."
L O C A L news & stuff
Yesterdays question about "our" schools athletic name, and the first
four words of the teams "fight song" renewed a pile of memories, several
notes and even generated a few phone calls.
Alice (Sevigny) Lessard wrote; >>>
When I was going to high school in Grafton, The first four words of the
school song was. Grafton High School
Warriors. I don't know about the Grey
Devils. <<< Thanks for caring and sharing Alice.
Harley Kingsbury was able to shed the following light on the question.
And, I might add, recognize the value of the Legion Ball team at the
same time. He wrote; >>> Gary: I played football for the Grafton
Greydevils way back in the years of 27-28-29. It is a fact that we were
the Grafton Greydevils. I don't know when or how the name was adopted.
Casey Finnegan was the coach in 27 but the years of 28 & 29 Bub Nelson
coached. Bub was a Grafton native who starred for NDU. Casey also had
Grafton ties as he was married to Bill DePuys sister. Casey left Grafton
and went to NDSU to coach football. In 27 we had a running back, Joe
Selliken, who followed Casey to NDSU where he starred for three years.
He was named to the all conference team for 2 of those years.
Now,... about the baseball tickets. Please get a book for me. I
will mail you a check for them. We are still in Az. but hope to be home
about the 27th, so just keep the book for me. Thanks a lot.
Harley Kingsbury <<< Thanks Harley, for caring and sharing. For shedding
a bit of the "Greydevil" years with those of us to young to have been
there. Thanks also for remembering the Grafton Legion Baseball program
and helping it be as good as it can be.
Speaking of Legion Baseball. Alice & Dan sent the following; >>>HI
Thanks again Alice, I'll tell Jack today, to put one
aside for you.
I received a call from Eleanor Iverson last night about our "school
song". It seems while doing a bit of spring cleaning she found a copy of
"The Grafton Rouser", which, I must add, also has our "school song" in
it. I hope the young folks are ready for this. The first four words of
"our" school song was in fact, Grafton High School Warriors. So,... now,
we know what the first four words were,... then.<<Eleanor, for helping us better understand our "Heritage" (pardon the
Jean (Suda) Jiskra sent the following information. Which I should add,
is from a much younger prospective. Jean wrote;
>>>You were right Gary. The first four words of the school song are
"Grafton High School Spoilers......."
Wondering if you've noticed the Country Realty sign in your
neighborhood yet? I just listed 1473 Dogwood Ave. which was previously
owned by Mark Demers and before him it belonged to our grandparents. I'm
thinking that home would be great for a young family or even a retired
couple looking to move to Grafton. It's a great location!!!
Jean<<< Thanks Jean, for agreeing with my more "youthful" rendition of
the song. As so often happens, there can be more than one right answer
to the same question.
As for the house at 1473 Dogwood, We are always sorry to see anyone
leave. However, we can now look forward to another new neighbor. It
might just be the neighborhood and the kind of house the Rud's are
looking for.
Speaking of houses and stuff. Rumor has it the Torkelson house on
McHugh Ave. will soon have new owners. That same "rumor" indicates
Bernie Burley can pull his "house for sale" sign down as well.
Holy Smokers,.. Grafton is "on the grow again". Isn't there a song that
goes something like that? Aren't rumors fun?
Blessed are those who give without remembering and receive without
forgetting. (Thanks Dane)
I'm not sure if I understood the latest news from the "Brits"
correctly or not. I think I heard them say they were going to rename
Camilla "The Duchess of Cornball",.... or something like that.
Speaking of Grafton "on the grow". It looks like Wally's is pouring
cement and adding shade and permanence to their part time spring flower
operation. That too, will add significant dollars to Graftons tax base.
In a small town, everything helps.
Which brings me to another small town issue. One I became aware of in
just the past few days.
That being the issue of ariel spraying for Skeeters. It is my
understanding "we" don't want to support "our" local ariel applicator
because one from another area submitted a lower bid. I find that
interesting. The fact that the "lowest bid" comes from an outfit that
pays a fraction of the taxes "our" applicator pays, (zero to Grafton)
may well be one reason he can submit the lowest bid. The fact that the
lowest bidder may or may not be able to spray "our" skeeters the day we
want, but rather when it best fits their schedule, could also be
another. Some may even remember last year, during our annual
celebration, the low bidder couldn't get here til late evening, when the
town was already full of people. Hence, he actually missed spraying the
part of town everyone was outside trying to visit in.
The lowest bid is "not always the best bid". As a matter of fact, if
one would consider the total revenue leaving our community. The lowest
bid could well become the highest. If saving "our" citizens money is the
criteria, and I believe it certainly should be, sending our citizens
money out of town requires more than simply looking at the lowest dollar
bid. I have also been lead to believe some may have even been confused
on what the actually dollar bid entailed.
The old folks would best describe it as "biting the hand that feeds
you." I am hoping the Skeeter spray issue isn't a done deal, and, that
the process gets another review. Or so it seems to me.
I would be happy to hear from anyone in regard to the spraying issue.
Just about the time I think we've run out of new subscribers, a new one
appears. Evidently, Sonia and Nels Midgarden feel they can tolerate a
bit more Bologna.
She wrote; >>>Hi Gary, I hear your daily gazette is very
interesting. Would you put us on your mailing list?
Thanks!! Sonia
Thanks for sharing your interest Sonia and welcome to the Gazette
family. Please feel free, from time to time, to share a part of your
world with us.
I already have to scare up a few more Grafton Legion Calendar Draw
books anyway. Why not have me get one for you? Simply let me know and
PUFF, could be a lucky winner, and, contribute to a wonderful
cause besides. Gary

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Friday, April 08, 2005

April 8, 2005

04/08/05 FRIDAY grp. 3
The current temperature is 40 degrees under a fair sky.
Today we might expect record high temperatures, and the wind,...will be
to high to fly a kite. (Gusts to 40 MPH)
"Profanity makes ignorance audible."
L O C A L news & stuff;
Graftons GMU spring cleanup crews are busier than a bull calf sticking
his tongue in his nose. The "big" lot in front of Pamida has been swept,
and, with a minor streak of luck, the sweeper didn't get hung up in the
reinforcing rods sticking out of the cement by Granny's.
Gil Clairmont might be interested in knowing, someone is filling up
his old Bridgemen Creamery building with Mexican food, baby cribs, toys
and a bed.
Maybe there is something to the rumor that we will be getting a new
Mexican food outlet in town.
Wendy responded to the note Holly sent yesterday. She wrote; >>>Good
Morning Daddy. Just thought I would share with you that Jeni came home
from being gone to Wahpeton for three days. She was thrilled with the
kids she met there, and immediately told us that Holly was there with
her kids from GF, and, that she (Holly) was given the 100% participation
award. Jeni's comment was "I got to talk to Holly everyday, she is so
nice mom I just love her." Now I don't know EXACTLY what that award
means but Jen said it's good and we all know what Holly is like, so I
knew she worked hard for it.. Jeni loves being a part of VICA and her
advisor, Karen (Lunde) Hills, was the main reason. Jeni at least once a
day talks about how much she enjoys and even more so loves this
teacher...So again I say, we may be a small town with a small school
system, but look who they employ...Home town teachers that bring more to
our (mine specifically) children then the required knowledge just to
graduate. They spend the time, and, care to TEACH them life is also
about people and befriending children... she truly admires Karen and
would do anything for her... thanks Dad for sharing Holly's note and
making me smile before I leave for work.

Thanks for caring and sharing Wendy. Aren't wonderful people,... wonderful?

I guess I mentioned Trevor yesterday. His mother (and I) wanted to add
the following. >>>Hi! Trev is up to 12lbs 12.5 oz and is 23" long. In
the 97% for height and 95% for weight. Proportioned just right! We're
going to have a big boy! All is good with him... thank the Lord.
D<<correct Trev's date of birth in yesterdays Gazette. I believe I wrote
March 2. That of course was 20 minutes after Trevor arrived. March 2 was
his grandma's birthday and I thought it would be fun for her to see it
in print, one time anyway.
Life is not a plate to be emptied. It is a bowl to be filled. (Thanks
Loren Lundberg felt the need to comment on our recent rash of
wonderful weather. He wrote: >>>Gazette, 4/7/05 "70 plus degree
temperature" - Not only have you cancelled the fifth season - flood -
but it appears that you have done away with spring, scheduled summer for
a week in April and Fall for May. Makes for a very extended winter.
Alert the people in charge - they can call the reunions as part of
"Fallfest".<<< Thanks for caring and sharing Loren. Rest assured, the
people in charge,..are.
The other day I mention Bailey, the giant St. Bernard puppy stopped by
Denise & Brads house to visit "the kids". Lisa sent the following note
indicating Bailey's on the road again. Lisa also wanted to clarify the
cookie stats. >>>Hi Gary,
Just an update on Girl Scout Cookies. They will arrive in Grafton on
Tuesday the 12th. I was extremely short on the number of boxes sold.
There will be 244 cases delivered which is the equivalent to right
around 3000 boxes. Thanks again to all who support the Girl Scouts.
A note from Bailey the St. Bernard. Now that it is nice out the
walks are becoming longer and more frequent. He always likes making
new friends as he did last night with Tom, Harry and Eleanor, Gary and
Claire and the entire Fox Family (John, Melissa, Dane, Brett, and
Sam). Soon his social life will be greater than most of ours.
Lisa Barnes<<< Thanks a million for caring and sharing Lisa. You notes
with us, and Bailey with the rest of the community.
As Promised in yesterdays Gazette. Alvin Mohagen and Steve Kittelson
obituaries are attached:
Alvin G. Mohagen, age 95 of Grafton, ND passed away on Tuesday, April
5, 2005 at the Altru Hospital of Grand Forks, ND. Alvin G. Mohagen was
born December 25, 1909 in Grafton, ND the son of the late Hans H. and
Elvina (Evans) Mohagen. He attended rural schools near Grafton.
Following his education he worked as a ranch hand in Butte, ND and later
worked in the rodeo. He returned to Grafton where he worked for Carl
Hvidsten as a bulk fuel transport driver during the war. He married Opal
Lunde on November 6, 1937 in Grafton. He then worked as a Standard
Oil Bulk Agent and Skelly Bulk Agent. Alvin then started working as a
carpenter in the Grafton area with Harry Ness, Ray Anderson and his son
Keith, building over 18 new homes in Grafton During the
construction of the Missile Sites in North Dakota he worked as the
Building Superintendent throughout North Dakota.
He was a member of the Grafton Lutheran Church, a life member of the
Sons of Norway, the Grafton Masonic Lodge and Odd Fellows.
He is survived by his wife Opal of Grafton, ND; son Keith (Shirley)
Mohagen of Fullerton, CA; grandchildren: Cheri, Lori and Randy, five
great grandchildren and sisters: Mabel Johnson of Grafton, ND and
Lillian Evans of Roseau, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents,
brothers: Lawrence, Helmer and Ralph and sister Edna.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 11th at 10:00 A.M. at the Grafton
Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 PM at the Tollefson
Funeral Home of Grafton and Monday for one hour prior to the service at
the church. Interment will be at the Grafton Lutheran Cemetery of
Grafton, ND.
The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.
Steven M. Kittelson, age 51 of Harwood, ND and formerly of Grafton,
passed away on Tuesday, April 5th at his home in Harwood. Steven M.
Kittelson was born August 10, 1953 in Grafton, ND the son of Marlyn and
Georgene (Tanke) Kittelson. He graduated from Grafton High School in
1971 and then attended Dakota Aero Tech in Fargo. Following his
education he moved to Lynwood, CA where he worked for Douglas Aircraft
Corp. in Long Beach, CA. He later moved to Portland, Oregon where he was
part owner of the A-1 Auto Clinic. In 1980 he returned to Grafton where
he worked for area farmers. He married Melody Kilmer on May 3, 1996. In
1997 the couple moved to Harwood, ND. He was currently working as the
Service Manager for Northern Grain Equipment in West Fargo, ND.
He was a member of the Zion English Lutheran Church of Grafton and the
Fair Oaks Golf Club in Grafton.
He is survived by his wife Melody of Harwood, ND; his mother Georgene
Kittelson of Grafton, ND; siblings: Gregory (Sally) Kittelson of Downey,
CA; Guy (Diane) Kittelson of Praire Rose, ND; Kristy (William) Dahl of
Grafton, ND; Bonnie (Kevin) Lein of Fargo, ND; Kay (Ross) Keller of
Hillsboro, ND; Brett Kittelson of Grafton, ND; David Kittelson of
Hillsboro, ND; Kerri (Wayne) Stegman of Drayton, ND; Troy (Sally)
Kittelson of Hoople, ND and Shane Anderson of Middle River, MN; step
children: Cory (Tracey) Burns of Grafton, ND; Joshua Langowski of Grand
Forks, ND; Ashley Langowski of Harwood, ND; grandchildren: Stephanie and
Lindsey. He was preceded in death by his father Marlyn.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. at the
Zion English Lutheran Church of Grafton, ND. Visitation will be Friday
from 5-7 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton, ND with a prayer
service Friday evening at 7:00 PM. Friends may also call at the church
on Saturday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the
Grafton Lutheran Cemetery.
The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.

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Monday, April 04, 2005

April 4, 2005

04/04/05 MONDAY grp. 3
The current temperature is 56 degrees with calm winds under a partly
clear sky.
There is a chance we could get to 62 degrees today, with almost the
same chance it will rain.
Yesterdays H/L temperature was 60/25
Normal H/L temp for this date is 46/25
It's getting harder and harder to find any snowbanks around. However,
If your looking for something easy to find. Try looking for cigarette
butts, they're piled up around many doorsteps.
"Profanity makes ignorance audible."
L O C A L news & stuff
The Park River is still running thru Leistikow Park, and not over it.
If we don't receive a heavy rain within the next few days, the park and
campgrounds should be ready earlier this year than last.
Although it's simply an observation, it does appear that many of
Grafton Squares old customers have found solace in other petro peddlers.
Always remember that strength is attained by meeting resistance.
I was so pleased to receive word today from Cathy (Thompson) Sando of
her father Trueman. Cathy wrote. >>>>
Good morning, Gary...I read your gazette this a.m. and noticed a note
from someone that said they suspected that I never would have written
you if you hadn't mentioned the helicopter story. I would like to tell
you and all the Granny's gang what actually triggered my response to be
sent. When I was in dad's room visiting one morning, I mentioned to him
that I noticed a note in your news about him, and that all of you were
thinking of him and wishing him well...he got tears in his eyes and I
could tell how much that note meant to him and what a big part of his
life you all are. I guess what triggered me to write this note today is
that many of us spend our lives not always saying all that we should,
and I wanted to make sure that all of you know the reason for my initial
note. Thank you for being such wonderful friends to my dad. It is Monday
morning, and he had a better day yesterday. He was up for a short walk
in the hall, and has started to eat a little more. He still has oxygen
on, and still has a couple of IV's in, but is slowly but surely getting
through this, and we are guessing that he may be able to get back home
some time this week! Cathy<

Thanks a million Cathy, for caring and
sharing. It's a fare statement to say, that Trueman is on everyones
mind, and that we all look forward to his speedy recovery and return.
Please continue to keep us informed of "dads" progress. Gary
Bill Holt sent the following note regarding "stories" of Billy
DeSautels younger years. He wrote; >>>Hi Gary,
I figured you would get lots of stories about Bill Desautel but Nip
Lykken is right, most of them were X rated. I can remember one
Halloween when he came out to our farm when I was out in the barn with
my dad, milking, and he pulled the switch to turn off all the
electricity and all the milking machines dropped off the cows.
After Dad figured out what happened, he actually thought it was kind of
funny. There was another incident involving a team of work
horses getting out and making it all way to the Red River but Dad only
had his suspicions about that one. Bill Holt<<< Thanks a million
Bill, for caring and sharing. I keep hearing stories of Billy D. filling
someones house up with chickens one night but I don't have all the
particulars on that event,...yet. I guess it must be true, Billy was a
regular "little bigger". Or so I'm told anyway.
If the next note is correct, and I think it is. Beverly Demers caught
her folks spending their kids inheritance. Bev wrote; >>>> Hi
Mom and Dad decided to take a trip out to Bakersfield, CA to visit with
my sister Denise and her family. On the way, they stopped and visited
with Edgar and Maxine Collette and Alan and Susan Collette. They had a
great time and were very impressed with Alan and Susan's winter home.
They made it back in time to spend Easter at Mark and Coralee's home in
Moorhead. I think retirement is agreeing with them! They've spent quite
a bit of time traveling this winter to see their grandkids in Moorhead,
Oshkosh, Minneapolis and Bakersfield.
Have a great week!
Bev <<wondering who Mom and Dad is. They are Ronald and Cyrilla Demers from
Oakwood, a wonderful little community just a few miles east of Grafton.
It's Girl Scout Cookie time of the year again. Lisa Barnes sent out
the following "reminder" of the Scout cookie program.
Hi Gary,
Just a note to let you and all others that Girl Scout Cookies will be
arriving in Grafton sometime next week. The girls are eager to deliver
about 1500 boxes that were ordered. If there is anyone who would
still like some, extras were ordered for those customers missed. Thanks
to all who supported the girls this year as Troop #7 (3rd graders) are
working toward a trip to Disney in Florida. They are about 1/2 way
there. Lisa Barnes <<<< Thanks for caring and sharing Lisa. If
anyone is in need of additional cookies, call a scout with a skirt on,
or, maybe even Lisa would be happy to help fill your cookie jar.
The Gazette works best, when the folks that read it, write it. Or so it
seems to me.
I received word this morning, that Al Sabourin, age 101 died on March
4th. I was told that Al would have celebrated the 102 anniversary of his
birth this July 2nd.

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Sunday, April 03, 2005

April 3, 2005 - Sunday

04/03/05 SUNDAY grp. 3
The current temperature is 52 degrees (above) with a calm winds under a
partly cloudy sky.
Yesterdays H/L temperature was 58/31
Normal H/L temp for this date is 45/25
If you forgot to set your clocks ahead, your reading this an hour later
than you should.
"Profanity makes ignorance audible."
L O C A L news & stuff
The ice has broken up on the Park River and water is going down the
river without a problem. Water levels will have to go up several inches
before coving Ruby Nappers Lawn. That is, of course, when it was Ruby
Nappers lawn.
Joleen and Keith Bjorneby returned home Friday night. It's sure great
having Keith back for coffee in the morning. Unfortunately, somewhere
between Florida and home, he forgot how to loose at dice.
For the past several days I have been closing by suggesting that the
Gazette works better when the folks that read it, write it. Often I
receive notes from folks that are wondering, "whats going on with other
members of the Gazette family."
Often, I find myself asking, myself, the same question. Once in a while
I do hear things, -- like Dorothy having same day surgery so she can go
to Japan this fall. I haven't heard how the surgery went, nor anything
about the trip,... yet.
I suppose everyone is so dad-burn-busy (Thats a Larry Jensen
expression) they don't have time, or care to share.
Once in a while though, I do get notes like the following from Ralph.
He wrote;
Saturday you wrote that the Gazette is best when written by those that
read it. It may be true that getting information on Trueman from his
daughter was important to all of us. However, it is often your comments
that elicit those responses. I suspect Cathy never would have written to
you if first you had not told the helicopter story. The vehicle you have
created is something special to our community. It is too bad other towns
don't have a Gary Moe. -----Thanks for the kind words Ralph. As a matter
of fact, I was hoping for another update on Trueman.
Real love begins when nothing is expected in return. (Thanks Dane)
Speaking of returning home, Trueman, Rain, nice weather and Billy D.
Norman Lykken sent the following. >>>
Dear Gary,
Thanks so much for the Gazette and keeping us updated on all
the news from Grafton. We have just migrated back to Wash. from
AZ. Soon as we got back it starts raining which it hasn't all winter.
Gary when Trueman Thompson gets back to Granny's, tell him he better
practice up and get back in shape because I intend to come back in June
and shake him for breakfast and I always look forward to the win. It is
great to hear that Trueman is on the road to recovery.
I have been trying to come up with some more history on Billy Desautel
as you requested Gary, but most of the stuff I remember, is too XX
rated to report here. He was quite a kid.
Say hello to all the gang and thanks again for the Gazette.
NIP <<forward to your visit this summer, and contributing to the caloric
intake of the Granny's crew.
I'm not real sure if I have the story straight, but it had something to
do with Billy, nip, and a Stark girl.
Aunt Alice sent the following note, in the form of a request.
Thanks a million Alice. We would be pleased to add Julie to the Gazette
family. I checked with the subscription department and according to our
records. A cheaper rate would mean we would have to pay you. Wanna guess
what I think about that?
Welcome back to the group Jean. We're pleased you decided to renew
your subscription after your recent move. We hope your settled in and
comfortable in your new surroundings.
That reminds me, I have to remember to put Connie and Lewie on
vacation rate tomorrow.
================================== The Gazette works best when the
folks that read it, write it. Or so it seems to me.
If someone should see a retired North Dakota farmer walking around a
swimming pool in Arizona, with a box of cookies or brownies and a sweet
little lady on his arm. Tell him "Hi" from the guys at Granny's, and me.
Or, If you happen to see a white Cadillac on the side of the road with
the hood up, that too could be Uncle Norman. Tell him "Hi" and we

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