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06/16/20 08:06 PM #191    

Janice Piatz (Hart)

Up date on Darlene. She is doing rehab at Meadows Nursing Home at 1315 University Drive. Fargo, N. Dak. 58103. 

06/17/20 08:14 AM #192    


Mary Ann Straley

Thank you, Jannice.  I've been wondering how she's doing.  We are all getting old!  Sigh.

06/17/20 11:34 AM #193    


Larry Reisnouer

Mary Ann I prefer to say we are all getting "older".  I hope everyone is staying safe and that Darlene gets out of rehab soon.  

06/17/20 12:54 PM #194    


Mary Ann Straley

That is true, Larry, better choice of words.  But I do remember my dad, who lived to 88, saying in those last years that "getting old is hell."  I've learned he had something there!

06/17/20 01:33 PM #195    


Russell Kraus

Bottom Line, we aren't teen agers anymore and "should" act accordingly ! Everyone stay well !

Remember our 60th is but two years from now. 

06/18/20 11:14 AM #196    


Larry Reisnouer

I think I do act sort of my age.  I haven't let any beer freeze and explode in the trunk of my car for several years.  And I agree with Mary Ann's dad getting old can be hell.  I guess it's all what you make of it.  I have to go fertilize the tomatoes that should tell you something.   

06/18/20 03:54 PM #197    

Janice Piatz (Hart)

Denny is in the hospital again. He is having major heart surgery. His sister will keep me posted. The doctors did not sound hopeful.

06/19/20 07:57 AM #198    


Barbara Willey (Silkey)

Our prayers are being said for Denny as he goes through heart surgery.  We also pray for Darlene as she recovers from her surgery.

We may not realize ourselves that we the class of '62 are aging.  But if we band together, encourage each other, pray for each other miracles do happen.  Right now both Denny and Darlene need those prayers.  So classmates unite and say those prayers for the benefit of those mates from "62.  We all need a little help from our friends now and then.


06/19/20 09:41 AM #199    


Russell Kraus

Prayers for Darlene and Denny and any others from the Class of '62 with health issues that we're not aware of. Please keep your Class mates informed, it's relatively easy using the Class of '62 website. 

06/19/20 11:41 AM #200    


Larry Reisnouer

Geez Ivy it's great to have a little dialogue going here but you could skip the part about chin hair.  Reminds me of my Grandma now she was a character.  I have to take my almost 16 year old to his high school today to pick up his yearbook.  It's a drive through situation.  Since he got all A's he is doing the driving and he got to pick the car.  He is a good driver but his mom and grandma are fairly nervous.  Actually that's part of the fun.  Stay safe everyone.  

06/20/20 01:30 PM #201    


Larry Reisnouer

His choice was between the Corvette or the SSR.  The SSR is actually more unusual but he went with the Corvette.  He had no problem driving  and had a great time going through the line to pick up the yearbook while a bunch of his friends saw him driving.  I am pretty sure I had as much fun as he did.  

My brother-in-law had a small piece of concrete poured this morning so I need to drive out there and have a couple beers and watch the concrete dry for awhile.   Stay safe.    

06/20/20 02:35 PM #202    


Mary Kay Pederson (Hudyma)

I suddenly feel the need to get in on this discussion on aging.  I am a private, independent person but will share some of our aging concerns.  I have struggled wth type 2 diabetes for almost 18 years with no complications so far.  I had a knee replacement in November, 2018 and am very pleased with the results.  The hardest adjustment has been Nick's diagnosis of dementia about eighteen months ago.  He is able to live at home, but is very confused sometimes.  I have had to depend on our son an daughter who live in Dauphin and their families more often than I would like.  Life goes on, good days and not so good, but I realize we all face challenges with aging!  I appreciate this website and Facebook to keep in touch with classmates and high school friends!

06/20/20 02:59 PM #203    


Mary Ann Straley

Nice to hear what all the 70-something year olds are doing!  I am so fortunate to have had excellent health for 75 yrears, certainly not because I was exemplary in my life style, but the Irish (and other) genes must be good.  I am grateful!

Mary Kay, my heart goes out to you in dealing with Nick's dementia.  We have had so many friends go through that.  Please take good care of yourself!  Oftentimes, the caregiver ends up exhausted and not well him or herself.  It can be difficult to know when it's time to go to Plan B in these situations.  Stay well!  And find a copy of "Making Rounds With Oscar" to read.  You'll find it meaninful.

Ivy, I believe that address you have for Denny is their home address.

Everyone, shelter well and take care!  Virtual hugs! 

06/20/20 03:32 PM #204    

Janice Piatz (Hart)

Ivadel, The address you have is correct. Have a great weekend.


06/21/20 11:28 AM #205    


Larry Reisnouer

Mary Kay really sorry to hear of your siituation.  My wife's family has had similar.  It is great to see people using this forum a bit more.  I was hoping we could use it to exchange some memories or jokes or Ivy can tell us how to get rid of aphids by spraying vodka and lemonade on them.   I wonder if that would work.  Stay safe.

06/21/20 12:01 PM #206    


Sonja Cook (Rudolph)

Hi Mary Kay, My husband had dimenyia and Parkinsons so I know this is not easy for you! It is hard to deal with someone who csnnot reason! or comprehend. He went to the Nursing Home when I broke my femer. So it was like the Lord stepped in and took over because he knew I could not take care of Ralph anymore! Make sure  you take time for yourself and go for coffee with frineds just to talk and be away from it for awhile:)

06/22/20 11:31 AM #207    


Larry Reisnouer

Ivy that wouldn't work for me I don't like lemonade.

06/22/20 09:19 PM #208    


Mary Kay Pederson (Hudyma)

Thank you for the responses of understanding and encouragement!  Hearing from others who have had friends and family members who have dealt with dementia is comforting!


07/01/20 11:12 PM #209    


Larry Reisnouer

You may have noticed I changed my photo.   I thought it was time since my other photo was 10 years old.  I was planning to use the other one for my obit but I think I out lived it.    Stay safe.    Larry

07/03/20 11:34 AM #210    


Larry Reisnouer

It's the glasses didn't you notice the glasses.  Have a great 4th everyone.  Stay safe.  

07/05/20 01:10 PM #211    

Ivadell (Ivy) Stokes (Parizek)

Just got off the phone with Denny Land.  

He feels a lot better today after a double by-pass after his last heart attack.  Has to stay in quarantine at a rehab and might be out in a couple of weeks. 

He chalked up 800,000 miles while driving truck.  Oregon was his favorite state of the 48 he drove in. 

He'll be back on his bike after recovery time and looking forward to our next reunion.



07/11/20 01:27 PM #212    


Larry Reisnouer

Glad to hear that Denny is doing well.  I put a couple hundred thousand on 18 wheelers myself before starting to have kidney issues. I really liked driving.  Anyway on another subject yesterday I waxed my truck (SSR) got up this morning and I'm so stiff I can hardly walk.  I used to wax a truck, then go dancing then .......well.  Anyway getting older can be a challenge.   Stay safe.

07/11/20 05:33 PM #213    

Ivadell (Ivy) Stokes (Parizek)

I can imagine truck drivers can write a book of what they see, hear, and experience while driving their trucks.

Just as regular travelers, Bruce and I have seen scary or odd events on the highways.

Just the medians that give space or barriers of oncoming traffic have been interesting.  Traveling on Interstate 10 that has telephones every mile in case there's an accident or disabled vehicle are there to move the vehicles off the interstate so as not to block traffic.  I'm sure cell phones have replaced them.  Interstate 10 goes over swamps for miles on end with very few turnoffs.  Tall cement barriers are used as medians. During one of our drives from TX to Lafayette, LA to visit our older daughter, from the other side of the barrier, a tire rolled up and over the barrier and was wheeling towards us.  Luckily, we slowed down enough to give the tire time to reach the cement barriers on our right side.  Yes, Interstate 10 has barriers on the outer sides instead of shoulders because it is pretty much a very long bridge going over the swampy area.

Another trip leaving LA, we were still south of St. Louis returning to Columbia, MO with bumper to bumper Sunday evening traffic, when all of a sudden........traffic on our side disappeared.  Traffic going south was slowing down.  A mile further and we came upon the problem.  On top of the cement median was a small red pickup.  Right smack in the middle of the truck with the front & back wheels on one side of the barrier; and the other front & back wheels on the other side.  How did it ever get to that position?  Traveling was great going north to St. Louis, but the 6 lane highway leaving St. Louis was bumper to bumper with a traffic jam.  Solid head lights on the south lanes till we turned west on I-70.

In the hills of Pennsylvania where the semi's pass you going down the hill and then we pass them going up the hills.  After we passed this semi and was returning to our right lane, I turned to see how the girls were doing in the back seat.  The semi that we just passed was going into the left and we were on flat land.  Semi kept going right into the median.  He must have had a blow out that took his truck off the highway.  Good grief!  To think that we had just passed him.

We've all traveled and have come across some interesting events along the way.  Share them with us.  Larry - I'm sure you have a FEW.


07/13/20 01:02 PM #214    


Sonja Cook (Rudolph)

Wow you have had  very interesting travels!  Fun to hear!   Sonja


07/14/20 11:42 AM #215    


Larry Reisnouer

Well I can tell you one of the more embarrassing things I did during my driving days.  I was single then, the truck was mostly home I kept my car at a truck stop in Devils Lake because that is where the truck was based out of and my parents lived there.  I had a load out of Minneapolis to Havre, Mt in the early spring, when I got to Fargo it was storming sort of a rain/snow mix and freezing.  I drove from Fargo to Devils Lake about 35 mph got to the truck stop and called my parents.  Mom answered and I told her I was coming out to spend the night her reply was be carful driving the roads are icey.  I will let you imagine my reply.  It was about 10-11 at night and my parents lived north of town about 8 miles on a gravel road.  My car was a 64 Pontiac GTO a bit over powered for a gravel road that was solid ice.  I put it in a ditch about 2 miles from my parents, left there and walked the rest of the way.  I told my mom she was sure right about the roads.   Your turn Denny.   Stay safe.

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