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Photomontage by Brianna

Douglas & Brianna would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful reception that was given in their honor last Sunday in Alexandria. The food was superb and the company was better. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a special day of celebration and fellowship that we will remember the rest of our lives.

by Patty (Anderson) Henderson
Norwood Young America, MN

I am feeling a bit remiss in that fact that I have been enjoying The Bulletin, but it's been awhile since I've contributed. I hear rumors that Miss Hetty talks to the boss about people like me, and there have been those that have been taken off the subscription list due to "freeloading"!! I'm not sure that it's true, but I don't want to risk it!

I am Patty Henderson, the youngest daughter of Don and Dorothy. My husband Curt and I have three children, but soon to be five, as our sons are to be married SOON!

Ben is our oldest and he is in his senior year at NDSU in Fargo, North Dakota. He will graduate in the spring with his degree in civil engineering. He will be marrying Heather Overby on November 26th, so we're scurrying around a bit to get ready for that. Our next is Dan. He is in his sophomore year at NDSU studying mechanical engineering. He and his fiancée, Gina Edwards, have plans to marry in Maui, Hawaii, on March 15th and they will have a reception back here on April 9th. (Grandma's birthday!)

Our youngest, Rachel, is in her senior year at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. She plans to go join her brothers at NDSU next year.

Curt and I are in the middle of a little project. We are building a home in Minnetrista. We sold our home in Glencoe faster that we thought and so are "camping out" in a townhouse in Norwood Young America. We are hoping the house will be done mid January.

I have changed jobs and am working at the Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. We've had a LOT of change in the past nine months, but seem to be hanging on.

The Curt & Patty Henderson Family
Patty & Rachel in front; Ben, Curt & Dan behind.

by Colette Huseby
Tracy, California

Kids: Erik, 3 years old, and Ashley Huseby, 1 year old

Parents: Tim and Colette Huseby

Grandparents: Byron and Betty Huseby of Apple Valley, Minnesota, and Argyle and Kathly) Anderson of Anchorage, Alaska.

Tim grew up in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Colette grew up in Marietta, Minnesota, then went to college at UMD in Duluth. After college, she moved to the Twin Cities area. Tim and Colette met when Tim was going to college and working at Builder's Square and Colette had a temporary job at Builder's Square.

After they were married, Tim attended air traffic control school and was relocated to California. After one year in Fremont, they settled in Tracy, which is about 65 miles east of San Francisco, in California's Central Valley. Colette worked for United Health Group.

Erik was born a month before their fifth anniversary and Colette returned to work. Twenty-two months later, Ashley was born. When Colette's maternity leave was over, she tried full-time telecommuting for one week before giving notice. Two weeks later, she gratefully became a stay-at-home mom.

Erik is a very busy 3 year old. He loves machines -- trucks, tractors, construction, trains, etc. We usually go the library for story-time and bring huge stacks of books home. He loves to bake cookies with Sherry, who took care of him until Colette quit working. She still comes to get him for a day every now and then, which he loves. He's just becoming interested in learning his letters and numbers. He's also our future golf pro. It's amazing how he can hit a little practice ball with play clubs. He rides his bike often and is looking forward to getting his training wheels off someday. There is never a dull moment with him around.

Ashley is our wild thing and our little sweetheart, too. She is at the age of climbing and, fortunately, finally learning how to get down as well. She's got a larger vocabulary than most of us understand, but "binki" and "candy" are very clear! She enjoys riding Erik's rocking horse and playing in his room, where all the best toys can be found. She tries to keep up with him and is often the instigator for roughhousing. One of these days, she will stop emptying the bookshelves for fun and sit still for story time.

Ashley Huseby Erik Huseby
Ashley Marie Huseby (left); Erik Glen Huseby (right).

by Barb Anderson
Portland, OR

We've gotten busy again at work. We've restructured our teams a little recently. Instead of hiring a new project architect, some of us at my level are taking on more responsibilities. So I'm working on a new fire station for Clackamas County, which keeps me pretty busy. We are still in the design process for that project. We just met with the Fire District yesterday and they approved the floor plan and exterior elevations. I also did a perspective of the building using SketchUp software (new to our office).

We are also starting (or actually continuing) work on a two story office building in Beaverton, Oregon, for a credit union. Currently, that project is in Design Review at the City. Those are my two main projects, but there are always numerous small projects that pop up and need to be taken care of.

My team has another 5-story office building and a police station, but they have two other people as job captains, so my effort on those will just be to help out when they need it. Unfortunately, all of these projects got the green light just in time for the holidays! I will be taking some time to go to North Dakota in December, though.

UPDATE -- Hallowe'en
by Wyatt Johnson
Moorhead, MN

I brought Rylie to get her hair cut last night, and promised we could go get a princess outfit for Hallowe'en if she was good. Well, she was good, and had her princess outfit on until we had to plead to get it off to go to bed.

Princess Rylie, ready for Tricks or Treats >

Princess Rylie

UPDATE -- School Activity
by Donna Johnson
Ashby, MN

Caity brought home a note that told of her 3rd grade class winning the first of the four competitions being held this year. So THANK YOU to all those of you that helped her class to accomplish this! If there are more with labels/box tops or tabs to contribute, please remember she'd appreciate getting more for the coming competitions. Please mail to:

Caitlynn Chap
P.O. Box 96
Ashby, MN 56309

Thanks again for your help! Here is what her note said:


At the end of the First Quarter of Box TOP/Label/tabs -- The Winner from K-8th grades is ... the 3rd Grade Class!! They will celebrate with a class party later this month. Way to go, 3rd Graders!! AND, you will each be able to pick one free book at the book fair next week!

Everyone keep collecting, we are just getting started! We will begin each class at 0 again for the 2nd quarter. Before your Christmas break in December, we will again award the class who collected the most for the quarter with a party. We will also take the total from the 1st & 2nd quarters, add them together and award the class that brought in the MOST for the first half with $50.

The best part of all this is that you have worked together and are providing money and supplies for your school!!

Labels to save for Caity's class fund: 

Box tops saying "Box Tops$ for education," Campbell Soup and all other Campbell related products, Kemps, Tyson, Simple Pleasures and Land O' Lakes. Any local shoppers can save Service Foods or Sunmart receipts. Pop tabs are also collected by the school.

December and May will be the times they collect them, so if you would continue to save for Caity during the year, she would appreciate the help.

Thanks to all who have already sent. Caity was pretty amazed at your contributions!

The Matriarch Speaks W
by Dorothy (Dake) Anderson
Alexandria, MN

The Anderson Clan Meets The Jordets

Doug & Brianna's reception
Party guests enjoying cheesecake tartlets at reception

Clockwise from left: Dorothy Anderson, Donnie Anderson (nearly hidden behind Dorothy), Daniel Jordet, Douglas & Brianna Anderson-Jordet, Don Anderson, Dave O'Brien (back corner), and Mary Jordet. Among the many guests not pictured were Brianna's sister Alysia (mother of baby Stella) and Brianna's twin brother, Antonie.

Wedding Reception: Douglas & Brianna Anderson-Jordet

On Sunday, November 7, 2004, we had a meeting of the clan. Our purpose: to introduce our newest grown up member to all of our family, who were to gather in the Community Room of the Bridgewater Estates. Our youngest son has taken a bride -- and most of you know that I am talking about Douglas and Brianna Anderson-Jordet. (Poor dear, she didn't know just what she was getting into!)

The Jordets all came to see just how many new relatives their daughter had acquired. They may have been overwhelmed, but if so, it didn't show! We had a lovely meal prepared and served by Doug's siblings and eaten with gusto by the rest of us! I must say the kids "did themselves proud" with the eats. The dessert was coffee (for some of us, anyway) and little cheesecake tarts.

It was a lovely afternoon. We missed Lori, who was home recovering from leg surgery, and also Jessy (who usually comes with Chris). She had a family happening in North Dakota that kept her away. But the rest of us had fun.

We visited. I think we all did get acquainted -- and I think we are mutually pleased with the meeting. I found a very good visitor in Mary (Brianna's mom). And Don and Dan (the two dads) certainly acted like they were getting in a good visit, too.

We met the two babies -- Stella, who is Brianna's niece, is a 7 month old "mover" and "Brook," the new Johnson baby, is a "fight over who gets to carry her around" sleeper! Anyway, I did get to hold both of the two sweethearts -- after all, that is only correct etiquette, for the oldest to meet the youngest!

And then Doug's siblings decided, being they had never paid too much attention to what he told them before -- so why now? And so, in spite of an invitation that said "no gifts please -- your presence is our present," they presented the honored guests with a package about the size of a large stationery box -- gift wrapped with a card on top. After it was all opened, it contained a gift certificate and a catalogue from which they were to choose a gift. So I am sure on their way home Brianna was busy "shopping"!

I hope this is but one of many family events that we all attend together ... and I have a feeling that this may be so.

Starting with Bulletin 124, I plan to run biographical sketches of the members of our staff. When that has been done, I want to run sketches and pictures of each of the readers and subscribers who have not already done introductions. (See Family Introduction & Update by Colette Huseby, above.) Please tell us about yourself. What is your work and what else do you do with your time? How are you related or what friend introduced you into the family? I am hoping that you can share family photos and background sketches. Send all manuscripts and pictures to me at

Introducing The Bulletin's Society Columnist...

Miss Hetty Hooper
by Dorothy (Dake) Anderson
Alexandria, MN

Miss Hetty has caused me a bit of unrest. Because she has a split personality, it is perhaps best I do the introduction. Mayhap Miss Jerrianne may find it helpful to add a bit -- being she works daily with our Miss Hetty. Miss Hetty joined us early in our publication. It happened like this:

One does have to be careful who comes on staff, as the dignity of our position with the reading public must be maintained. We do not want to shock our dear readers! But when Miss Hetty approached me with an idea for a society column, and being she and I attended school together, I really thought I knew her and could trust her. So on September 1 of 2003, I gave her an assignment. She was to be our society columnist... Her first column appeared in Bulletin #59.

So many shocking events followed that I soon wondered just what I had done. There were the shocking columns she wrote about our young ones (our innocent ones!). There was a photo that I felt called on to run to expose the fact that she was seen at the slot machines -- gambling, mind you -- in Fargo -- and with a boyfriend, too. If you don't believe this shocking statement, you might just check Bulletin #70.

Then there was her jealous behavior towards Miss Kitty. (Shocking hardly describes that.) And accusations against Miss Elaine -- what nerve!

The last straw was when she bought a new snowmobile and ran off to some silly race on it ... and the report came back to me that she had eloped. That terminated her society column, which had really become A GOSSIP COLUMN!

But then came the deluge... It appeared that she had a loyal following of people who seemed to like gossip! We got letters! (Two.) So when she came begging for her old job back, I offered her a compromise: she could assist the new photo editor, Miss Jerrianne, and set up and run a special events calender and column, or else move back to Missouri.

Miss Hetty accepted the assignment and began work immediately. (I have noticed that she has reverted to gossip every now and then, but no one has complained, so I guess we will keep her with us!)

Photo Editor's Note: I'd like to put in a good word for Miss Hetty -- even though I was almost as shocked as Miss Kitty the week I joined the staff of The Bulletin. That's when I read in Bulletin #72 that a certain tattletale photo had been supplied by "the newest member of the staff." But I've come to appreciate Miss Hetty. She spurred Miss Kitty into finding her own voice and expressing her opinions directly. I stopped writing The Miss Kitty Letters and type them from her dictation.

I've enjoyed Miss Hetty's Celebrations and Observances column and have found her birthday and anniversary cards more uplifting than her snooping was. And she likes pictures! What's not to like about that? Miss Hetty and Miss Kitty get along pretty well now ... as long as they are both treated like princesses ... and equally! Otherwise, they are equally capable of posting "catty" remarks.

And I've appreciated Miss Hetty's help with the archiving. To put back issues up on the web, the original e-mails must be completely deconstructed and then re-assembled and tested. It's a big job and it's good to have someone checking for errors and omissions, etc. I do appreciate help on that.

Miss Hetty's a good hearted gal, looks good in a red hat, and I think the biggest problem was just too much time on her hands. Believe me, that's never a problem for anyone on The Bulletin staff!

(Miss) Jerrianne

Day to Day R
With Donna Mae
Ashby, MN

Thank you to Peggy and Dave, for taking over my day care for the days that Becky and I went to Maple Grove. I took Lori for her knee surgery and stayed with her one additional day afterwards. Peggy and Dave did a good job while we were gone. Thanks to both of you! (Becky is still with Lori, helping her out, as needed.)

Peggy bottle feeding babies
Peggy feeding little Torin, while Cecilia has her bottle at the same time.
(Photo by David O'Brien)

LTD Storybrooke

Shepherd's Play and Zucchini Squash Sheep
by Larry Dake

On warm summer days, my cousin Donnie, our dogs, and I battled blizzards and hurricanes as we tended our imaginary flocks of sheep. Afternoons were full of fording streams, swollen beyond their banks.

It seems a curious thing, why, when other kids were playing cops and robbers, or cowboys and Indians -- we were herding sheep.

In fact we had to keep a sharp eye out for cowboys, Indians, and robbers! Slaying marauding bears with our pocket knives, before mom tucked us into bed, was just part of the job.

In the morning, we would rise and shine with the sun to see who could eat the most pancakes and peanut butter. Then we'd rush out the door to do emergency surgery on an overgrown zucchini squash sheep that, overnight, had taken desperately ill in the garden.

Many a summer's day we defended the sheep as we grazed them on the dreamy pastures and fields of our Minnesota childhood.

Little did I know, these imaginary adventures were a foreshadowing of my coming days as a shepherd of real sheep.

Travelogue t

The Bolivian Beat
By Kjirsten Swenson

Editor's Note: Kjirsten has returned to Bolivia for a second year of independent study in Morochata, prior to enrollment in medical school at Baylor University in Houston, in 2005. She spent several weeks trekking around Bolivia before returning to the hospital in Morochata.

Hotel Presidente, Cordillera Real
Cooking in the "Hotel Presidente"

This is where we camped on the last and most trying day of the trek between Sorata and Tuni. As we finally arrived, near sunset, my guide announced to me, "Welcome to the Hotel Presidente. I'll take a tent site and the views over a real hotel any day.

Kjirsten Goes Backpacking

Sister Erika and I fly to Santa Cruz this evening! There's a huge fair there right now and this is the last weekend.. Should be fun. I'm not sure exactly what it involves, except that there will be concerts tomorrow evening. We plan to return to Cochabamba Monday, hopefully on last-minute flights that would cost 1/2 the normal fare. Otherwise, we'll take the bus and be back by Tuesday morning. I'll go to Morochata, most likely, Wednesday.

The festival in Cliza with Dentist Karina was great fun! The parade began after dinner and music started around 10. I was pretty exhausted from the overnight trip to La Paz and my body still thought 7 p.m. was bedtime, but even so, I managed to listen to the great folklore groups in the plaza until the last one left around 5 a.m. the next morning.

We crashed in her room for less than two hours of sleep and then returned to Cochabamba so she could go to class and I could go to bed. I didn't do much that day, apart from sleep. Now I've recovered and have enjoyed hanging out in the SIT office and am trying to catch up on e-mail with my friends. I've also added a bunch of photos to my webshots page. The last few days of trekking are on a different chip, so won't be up for a long time, but check out the rest.

Happy fall! Of course it's spring here, and though Cochabamba is always springy, it's even more so now. My neighborhood is blooming and permeated with the sweet smell of flowers. Watermelon is in season, and it seems there's a cholita on every corner with a wheelbarrow loaded, selling 10 cent slices.

I'm off to pack,


Pass, Cordillera Real Inca Road, Isla del Sol
Pass, Cordillera Real, left; Inca Road, Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, right.

More of Kjirsten's trekking photos may be seen in her Webshots Bolivia Trekking album here:

Click Here for a larger version of Otto's Scrapbook, Page 1
(The larger captions on the web page will be easier to read.)

Beaver, Donna, Weston and Lori visited Washington, D.C., in September and have provided a series of interesting reports. Here is another...

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum
By Weston Johnson

On Saturday, our third full day in D.C., we decided that the guys and gals would go our separate ways, since there were certain sights each of us was more interested in seeing. My dad and I decided to spend the day visiting the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, part of the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. The Center just opened last December and holds the exhibits that are too large for the existing museum, including several full size aircraft of various ages, types and sizes.

Unlike the other Smithsonian museums, which are all located within walking distance on the Mall, the Udvar-Hazy Center is located near Dulles Airport, about a 45-minute bus ride from the main Air and Space Museum. Dad and I each plunked down $7 for the round trip bus tour, which allowed us to spend two hours viewing the museum at our own pace.

The Center was quite a sight to behold. The main hangar is 103 feet high, 986 feet long and 248 feet wide (I measured). In other words, it is 10 stories high and the length of three football fields. Within the hangar are over 80 aircraft and 60 large space artifacts. Eventually, the totals will be 200 aircraft and 135 space artifacts, but not all of the displays have been put in place yet. Most of the planes on display are on the ground level, but several are suspended from the ceiling. Catwalks run around and through the hangar, allowing for bird's-eye views of the planes on the floor and close up views of the suspended planes.

There is something about airplanes that seems to capture everyone's imagination. Men and women of all ages, races and nationalities could be seen staring up in wonder at the aircraft on display. Among the big ticket items of interest were a Concorde that had made trans-Atlantic flights for 27 years and the SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest airplane ever built. The Enola Gay, which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, had been restored and hung in the middle of the hangar. A catwalk ran so near to its nose you could almost reach out and touch it. It was amazing to be so close to a plane I had read about in history books, and to think about what its mission had been.

Along with all of the aircraft in the main hanger, the space shuttle Enterprise was housed in an attached wing of the Center. The Enterprise never flew a space mission, but was used as a test vehicle for the astronauts, and was exactly like the actual space shuttles on the outside. That particular part of the Center was not yet open, as the Enterprise was still being refurbished, but even viewed from a distance its size was imposing, and it was hard to imagine the power that must be needed to blast such a huge object into space.

One of the aircraft on display that I found particularly interesting was a Grumman F6-3 Hellcat, a fighter plane that was used extensively in the Pacific during WWII. My dad informed me that Bing Olson, a life-long Ashby resident, flew a Hellcat in the war. I had known Bing had been a fighter pilot, but seeing a plane similar to what he had flown sort of brought it to life for me.

The plane itself was relatively tiny, with room for just one pilot. It must have been a scary feeling climbing into the cockpit, not knowing what you would see, or whether you would return. My dad told me that Bing had once said that the scariest part of flying his missions was not knowing whether the aircraft carrier would still be there when you got back. As if it wasn't bad enough trying to avoid being shot down, he had to worry about whether he'd have a place to land when he finished his mission!

The biggest impression I got from visiting the Center was the rapid advancements made in flight technology over the past century. The Center had aircraft from all eras on display, from early 1900's models that were little more than wood, canvas and a rudimentary motor, to biplanes used to fight in World War I less than 20 years after the original Wright brothers' flight. Another 20 years brought the development of huge World War II bombers like the Enola Gay. Twenty years after that, we were launching men into space, and in another 20 years, we had space shuttles capable of making multiple space flights. Seeing the advancements made in the 100 years since the Wright brothers' flight made me wonder what is in store for us in the next 100 years.

Steven F.
Udvar-Hazy Center

The Hangar
Main Page Link

Space Shuttle
Live Web Cameras Link

The Gardener's Network
Information, Content, Community

Autumn is a great time to garden, to plan your leafing trip, to begin planning a yard full of beautiful spring-flowering bulbs, including garlic, to bird-watch and even get ready for Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie. (The Pumpkin Nook is a necessary click!) There's a wealth of information found on The Gardener's Network on just about any subject dealing with gardening.

Additionally, the Gardening Notes provide interesting tidbits. Did you know that if deer are invading your garden, a trip to the barbershop for discarded human hair will ward them off? With a resource like this one, you have no excuse for not developing your green thumb!

This and That
by Elaine Wold
Wahpeton, ND

Many of us can remember during World War II days, when fabric was hard to get and clothing was in short supply, so we did not have a very large wardrobe. One of the ways to get fabric was through buying chicken feed and flour in colorful sacks, which could then be used for sewing material. Florence Renfrow from western North Dakota has written several books of poems and I have enjoyed this one this week.

Flour Sacks and Feed Bags
By Florence Renfrow

When Pa would go to buy his seed
Or a supply of chicken feed,
We'd wait for him excitedly,
And hope he'd come back speedily
With sacks and sacks of lovely hues,
That we'd be free to pick and choose
For Ma to sew and stitch and use
To cover us from head to shoes.

For feed sacks were a way that she
Could stretch her budget easily
Yards and yards of printed "goods"
Clothed kids in all the neighborhoods
A dress required more than one
So we would search and it was fun
When two or three, bright as the sun,
Would signal that our quest was done.

Many a maiden blushed with shame
When she revealed the miller's name
Across the bottom when her dress
Blew up in answer to wind stress,
Pillow cases, towels on racks,
Scarves and clothes in tidy stacks
Bedquilts, curtains, held by tacks
We surely used those printed sacks!

Celebrations & Observances
From the Files of
Hetty Hooper

A Wedding Reception
Doug & Brianna Anderson-Jordet
Sunday, November 7, 2004

Patty H. brought cheesecake tartlets;
Patty A. styled them as a tiered "Wedding Cake."

This Week's Birthdays:

November 17---Zach Myron
November 17---Mark Johnson (12 years old)
November 19---Tyler Swenson

Happy Birthday!

This Week's Anniversaries

November 16---Argyle and Kathlyn (Johnson) Anderson (41 years)


More November Birthdays:
November 2---Gert (Dake) Pettit
November 2---Brianna Susan Lehtola (3 years old)
November 7---Tom Mellon
November 10---Argyle Anderson
November 11---Allison Aydelotte (7 years old)
November 12---Patty (Anderson) Henderson

November 26---DeLoris Anderson
November 30---Aaron Stahlecker

More November Anniversaries:
 November 26---Ben Henderson and Heather Overby (next year!)

November Holidays & Observances
November 11---Veterans Day
(Remembrance Day in Canada)
November 25---Thanksgiving Day
November 26---Heather Overby & Ben Henderson's Wedding
Miss Hetty's Mailbox:

Dear Miss Hetty:

Here is a collage of Sunday. I have my family's names (Mary, Daniel, Antonie, Alysia and Stella), at the top. We had a great time yesterday!


Miss Hetty Says

Thanks for all the good news and photos this week. I really liked those photomontages that Brianna did ... as usual, the editors said they needed them elsewhere, so I didn't get to run them in my column. But I bargained for the picture of the "wedding cake" that the two Pattys created -- and won. Nice work, everyone. Please keep those cards and letters coming!

The archives passed the half way mark last week, and Bulletins 68-73 are now on line. The newest additions will be searchable in a week or two, but they are available for reading at any time. There were a couple of additions to the collections, as well.

Keep Us Posted!

Please drop Miss Hetty a line and tell us who, and what, we've missed. And how about a report (photos welcome) of YOUR special celebration?

'Many Thankse

Miss Hetty


What a wonderful Bulletin! I loved how it all fit into a Veterans Day theme.

I was so glad that Melanie wrote. I was wondering when we'd have an update from her. She sure can be proud of her family.

I enjoyed what Beaver wrote about Arlington National Cemetery and those who guard the tomb.

Thanks to Larry for writing another well written story for all of us. We're very spoiled.

I AM wondering when Doug's going to write again, though.

Marlene (Anderson) Johnson
Long Lake, MN

Just read The Bulletin. What an interesting issue! It's so nice to include patriotism and respect for the military during the Veterans Day week. We need more of that respect for those who serve (or served).

I noticed some repeat articles, which is a very good idea. Many did not receive The Bulletin a while back, and there are so many good articles worth repeating. Lots of good writers in your family. You do a great job. Keep it up!

Elaine (Anderson) Wold
Wahpeton, ND

I really enjoyed the Veterans Day coverage. It reminded me of this information that I have in my collection of early day papers.

From November 14, 1918, GLOBE GAZETTE Wahpeton, North Dakota:

Draft canceled; fine trip spoiled. No more men called for service, 120 men returned from "Cali" Monday morning at 5:30 while the bells and whistles were announcing the signing of the armistice, the train bearing 120 Richland County men pulled out of first leg of a long journey to California.

When the train got to New Rockford, it was ordered to return the men. They arrived back in Wahpeton at 6:30 Monday evening to go home. No California sunshine for the men. The war was over!

Harry Anderson, who became our father, was one of the men on this trip.

Donald Anderson
Alexandria, MN

Today is Veterans Day. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Brian and Beau, for their service to our country -- and I would like to thank their loved ones who proudly support them!

It's a day to remember our debt to brave Americans like these. Without their sacrifices, liberty and freedom would cease to exist!

Larry Dake
Brooks-Oklee, MN

We both had a wonderful time this weekend and were glad that we could come. :-) Even though it was only for a short time, a short time with family is always better than no time at all.

Eric has a new e-mail address. He tried sending it out to people, but he's been having a hard time with it. Marlene has also had trouble e-mailing him. I forwarded your e-mail to him. His new e-mail address is:

The old e-mail address was just filling up all the time with spam. It wasn't worth it anymore, so he just got a new one about a week ago or so. And I'd like to start receiving The Bulletins again. I get them every once and awhile, but it seems like I miss out on stories sometimes (since Eric doesn't bother to tell me about them, oh well).

Leona Anderson
Brooklyn Park, MN

Editor's answer: Your name is now on the mailing list. Let me know if you miss them -- and remember, you can read them in the archives:

Sorry for my hotmail account being so stubborn. I think it would be better if you sent them to this email address: (That's my work email and it can handle most any size of emails.)

*I usually go by Barb now, but there are still some who refer to me as "Barbie" and I don't really mind. I actually don't like "Barbara" too much! Although I don't disown people who call me that! :)

Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for your efforts on The Bulletin!

Barb Anderson
Portland, OR

* Editor's note: I noticed that someone had referred to her as Barb, so I wanted to clear it with her as to her preference... and so from now on she is Barb!

Thanks for keeping me updated with your families' Bulletins. I absolutely love them. Actually, I know more about your relatives than my own.

Anita (Oliva) Wolbrink
Bloomington, MN


Dear Grandma,

I'm sorry I forgot your birthday last week. It would serve me right if you forgot mine next Tuesday.

With love,

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