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12/26/18 01:16 PM #106    


Barbara Willey (Silkey)


Merry Christmas to all classmates and Blessings in the New Year 2019.  Praying for JOY for each of you!  It started snowing here about 3 o'clock this morning (Weds) and still snowing buckets on us.  Hoping this stops and driving will not be a problem as eldest son, Tim & Missy, will be coming in from Minnesota on Friday.  Their kids, one  recent college graduate and one college age will not be coming but thats okay--time moves on and we accept that.

Our Christmas was spent both eve and day with middle son, Steve &  Chris, twin grandsons Brett & Kyle, and granddaughter, Rachel.  And 2 labs, granddog Molly and our dog Willow, also a heintz 57 great granddog, Remi , rescued from Texas.  The dogs all exchange presents and get extra from the humans.  Its a ruckus time as they love opening their gifts and their humans spend their time supervising and laughing till it hurts.

We skyped with son David & Uly in California during this time too.  They live in South Lake Tahoo and they were getting lots of snow .  Planning a snowboarding jaunt after we were off skyp.

So our Christmas was wild with the dogs, humans playing board and card games, & eating to much. Today Dick and I rest up for the next gathering of the clan.  And always remembering these are the times to treasure and cherish.


12/27/18 07:21 AM #107    


Sonja Cook (Rudolph)

You had alot going on at your house! Fun to hear how everyone was arriving at different times etc. Hope the next group does not run into bad weather!  Stay safe!




12/28/18 08:04 AM #108    


Sonja Cook (Rudolph)

Our raging winter strom has passed. Sun is shining, but windchill warnings of feeling like 30 below! I may venture out this afternoon to get the mail. The storm left more snow than we have had all year, so everyone is digging out! I am lucky to have such a good landlord who gets out and cleans things off right away!

Let us know how your family makes it or not Barb. It sound like ice in the east. This is why the girls quit coming home at ChristmS. I did go to WA the first part of attend our granddaughters Nutcracker. She is really maturing into a strong dancer! 

Spent Sat with Adele and Christmas with Ralph. 

May you all have a blessed New Year!



12/28/18 01:09 PM #109    


Barbara Willey (Silkey)


Sonja, family is on the way as I write this.  I'll breathe easier when they arrive tonight. 

Jill, thank you for the nice planner book.  It will come in handy even tho, now at this age, I try not to plan to much.  Want to be more of a free spirit----hehe.  Thinking of being a free spirit, started to remember our suppers at each other's house's.  Remember being at your place and all of us were wearing stirrup pants!   We danced all over your frontroom!  We all thought we were the cats pajamas as we were dressed so smart.  Funny how those memories come flooding back at certain times. 


12/29/18 07:46 AM #110    


Sonja Cook (Rudolph)

Good Morning!  Glad to hear your kids are on the way Barb. I know I always am wondering where they are at etc. when our kids are traveling to our house. 

And Jill thanks from me for the planner. I am tracking Ralph's days with mine:)

It is -1 this morning. Plan on going into town today. Hope it is all plowed out. Have a good day all!


12/29/18 01:57 PM #111    


Jill Rogelstad (Wagner)

Hi to all my classmates,

We've had snow in Spokane 4 times but only 2 or 3 inches each time so not to much to shovel. My neightbor came over today and shoveled and caught her out there as was washing clothes and trying to catch up some while niece at work but gets home early on Saturdays around 4:30.,Niece found a house on south hill so said you'd never see me up there in winter. The hills get awful icy after it snows. Ivy thanks for what you send me on e-mail as very interesting. Happy New Year to all and a wonderful 2019. Great nephew getting married July 26th so will try and go back as getting married in Horse out of Fargo. Never been there.. Not sure how I'll go as flying to Louisville July 6th for Eagles Grand Convention and coming home the 12th. Friend will meet me in Branson if I find I can go. Good luck to all of you. Take care each and everyone of you. Jill Wagner

01/05/19 04:34 PM #112    


Russell Kraus

Congradulations, CHS Class of '62 Bison Alums and  Fans ! As usual NDSU Bisons have done an excellant job of representing NDSU / (the AC) and North Dakota. We all need to be Bison Proud !

02/06/19 07:57 AM #113    


Sonja Cook (Rudolph)

My thanks to you two al so! Even though I can't seem to see his face I am sure he is the brother to Dwight Dunn? I think he may have left us, too?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It is a winter wonderland this AM in ND. It makes scheuling appt. really tricky. Because I don't go if it is supposed to blow.. That it will do today!

Hope every one is weel and safe. sonja


08/16/19 03:16 PM #114    


Darlene Hafner (Tennyson)

To all classmates!!!!

There is an all-school reunion planned for Carrington June 18-21, 2020.  The website is all-school reunion Carrington.  Our class hopes to have a get-together one evening.  Hope you can make it.  More info after January when we have a meeting to get ideas.Save the date.

08/27/19 05:03 PM #115    


Darlene Hafner (Tennyson)

Two of our classmates lost brothers on Friday.  Dean Magnuson's brother Rodney died and Roger Schroeder's brother, Lynn, died of cancer.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayersl

09/28/19 07:39 AM #116    


Barbara Willey (Silkey)

Belated Happy Birthday to both Jill and Walt!!!  Hope your day was perfect in everyway and you were able to eat lots of birthday cake.  And your birthday wish came true as you blew out the candles!

Also, Ivy,  I will take on the challenge of counting cousins.  I know there were plenty with my mom being one of 12 children.  May take me a few days to track all down.  Looking forward to the challenge, I'll be buried in genealogy books for awhile.

Barb (Willey) Silkey



09/29/19 07:14 AM #117    


Barbara Willey (Silkey)

Ivy,  I guess the challenge I was speaking of was the ability to locate and track down all the distant cousins.

Lots were scattered way beyond Dakota.  But I certainly look forward to finding names and locations.  Many have passed away but all will be included.  And I also encourage other classmates to take up the count.

Now back to those genealogy books I've been working on for 30 years.


10/04/19 09:47 AM #118    


Darlene Hafner (Tennyson)

All graduates of Carrington High School should mark your calendars for an all-school reunion which has been booked for June 18-19-20,2020.


A committee has recently been formed and working on events and activities. 

Some events planned include bands, dances each night, fireworks, 5K run, golf tournaments, 

super class competitions, softball tournaments, along with tours of the area including the new elementary school.

The committee will set up a Paypal account through Gate City Bank to handle registration.  Local conacts are Paul Hagel at 650-0737, Dennis Freeman, 307-0432 and Tyler Doelingt 653-5081.

Please let me or Janice know if you are interested in coming.  Darlene, 652-3036, Jan, 285-3355 or on the message forum.



10/05/19 01:16 PM #119    


Barbara Willey (Silkey)

Darlene, sounds like a busy time for the all-class high school reunion.  As of now we do plan to come.  Will let you know for certain when time gets a little closer.  Thanks for informing us of all festivities planned.

Ivy, made the search to discover all cousins and also checked on aunts and uncles.  On my dads side, there were 10 cousins and 4 aunts and uncles.  My mothers family certainly was a different story!  Mother was the youngest of 12 siblings.  There were 57 cousins,  11 aunts and uncles, family gatherings were quite an affair!  So a total of 67 cousins and 15 pairs of aunts and uncles.  Will never forget the joyous noises coming from the kitchen when Mom and her sisters were making lefsa and Norwegian dumplings.  In the early years Mom had Steve come from the grocery store to cook lutefisk for any relatives and neighbors that could come.  Later years, she made it herself but for a much smaller crowd. 

Now I'm sure most of our classmates have similar crazy stories about growing up.  So bring up those memories and lets share our histories.  After all what have we got to lose; it actually makes you feel like a kid again.  Approaching 57 years out of high school, its time to relax, enjoy and feel young again.


10/05/19 02:56 PM #120    


Russell Kraus

Good afternoon all ! 

Another gathering of the Class of '62, and others we attended CHS with. Great ! It's on our calendar and we plan to be there ! Keep us informed of all the plans ! 

If you send me everything you have I'll put it out via our website and through a class email.

Russ & Fran

10/06/19 08:38 AM #121    


Darlene Hafner (Tennyson)

So far this is all I have.  In will let you know after we meet in January where we will get together.

10/10/19 10:03 AM #122    


Darlene Hafner (Tennyson)

Just  heard Karen Randklev had a minor stroke, please keep her in your prayers.

10/17/19 07:18 AM #123    


Darlene Hafner (Tennyson)

Sonja Rudolph lost her husband, Ralph.  Please remember the family in your thoughts and prayers.

10/24/19 10:43 AM #124    


Darlene Hafner (Tennyson)

Class of '62-Thanks for all your kind words and support.  The Willow Tree figurines are so special.

Love, Sonja and family

10/27/19 08:30 AM #125    


Darlene Hafner (Tennyson)

Hope you have a great birthday, Carole, and many,many more.

11/02/19 09:34 AM #126    


Darlene Hafner (Tennyson)

Happy birthday Larry and Roger.  Hope you both have great birthdays and a great 75th year.

11/03/19 10:51 AM #127    


Larry Reisnouer

Thanks Darlene.  I'm glad I don't pay much attention to my birthdays because if I did I would think I am getting older.   

11/03/19 05:31 PM #128    

Ivadell (Ivy) Stokes (Parizek)

Happy Birthday, Larry!

Larry, I like your thinking about birthdays.  My knee joints remind me that I'm aging. . . . especially going up and down the steps.   Darn!  It hurts to grow old.  

We're taking the train to San Juan Island this coming summer for a Stokes' Reunion in Friday Harbor.  We'll step on the train in the Twin Cities and the Dakota families will hop on it in Minot.  Have you ever done the train between Spokane and Rugby?  I don't know if it stops in Devils Lake or not.

This past summer Bruce attended many car shows.  The car that picked up trophies was the ol' 66' Corvair. The '73 Corvette was taken several times, but no trophies for it.  He would like to get the Corvair to CO, but he dreads the long trip without cruise control.  He drove one vehicle from CO to WI that didn't have cruise control and he had to stop several times to walk out the numbness in his leg.


Come Tuesday, Happy Birthday to Roger!  We hired an architect to draw up plans for a new deck with a roof over it.  Bruce liked the neighbor's deck that has the same house floor plan as ours but isn't a walkout.  Amazing how we have to refigure the load bearing and can't use the old posts that are in cement with the cement patio surrounding it. (holes in the patio) The big wooden beams are rotting and that is why we have to replace the deck.  The Trex deck boards are like brand new.....good product.  We don't know when they were added for the deck floor, but Bruce doesn't think it was 20 years ago when the house was built.  Have no idea when the contractors can begin.  If this area has the October weather with snow and cold, the deck may have to wait till next spring. 

Birthday smiles - Ivy




11/08/19 11:13 AM #129    


Darlene Hafner (Tennyson)

Happy Birthday, Russ and many, many more.











11/11/19 11:14 AM #130    

Ivadell (Ivy) Stokes (Parizek)

Salutes to our classmates who served our country!!!!!!!

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