Happy Mother's Day!

Betrothed: Weston & Coni
Photo © Coni Waltzing
Weston & Coni

UPDATE -- Coni & Weston engaged!
by Weston Johnson
Maple Grove, MN

This week's Coni update has a very different subject matter than you are used to reading in this part of The Bulletin. Coni and I are happy to announce that we are engaged! It became official last Saturday, when I proposed to her and she accepted. We have not decided on a specific place or time for the wedding, although we are planning to be married this fall.

Coni would like me to add that she is excited about becoming an official member of the Johnson/ Chap/ Anderson family. And I think I speak for all of us when I say we are equally excited to have her as a member of the family. I know I am!

Thank you, everyone, for your support and we will be sure and keep everyone posted as we plan the details of the wedding.

Gina & Dan Henderson (in sunny Mexico)

UPDATE -- Dan & Gina Henderson
by Gina Henderson
Fargo, ND

Greetings from Fargo! With another school year wrapping up, Dan and I thought we'd send a little update. This past school year flew by; hard to believe we'll be entering our senior year this fall. As you may know, we were fortunate to celebrate our first anniversary in Mexico. We loved our first year of married life!

Dan "enjoyed" a very busy semester of classes. Seems like those engineers love group projects! He'll also be taking one class during the summer. On top of his busy schedule, Dan has amazed me by training for the Fargo 1/2 Marathon for the past few months. The Marathon is coming soon -- on May 20th.

I enjoyed a fun semester of nursing classes: Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Community Health. I loved my clinical rotation on the Family Birthing Center; that's definitely an area that I am considering for the future.

Dan continued his internship at Case/ New Holland Co. during the school year and will work there full time for the summer. I was fortunate to be hired as a Nurse Intern at Fargo's MeritCare hospital for the summer. I'll be working in the Palliative Care unit; it's a small unit (only 8 beds) with a lot of regular patients. If I understand it right, palliative care is similar in some ways to Hospice, with a focus on comfort, not cure. So I'm really looking forward to it. It will definitely be a growing experience.

In April, we moved to the next apartment building down the street from the one we were in -- from our little 1-bedroom to a 3-bedroom apartment. Rachel will be moving in with us as soon as finals are finished. Dan and I are excited about it and I think Rachel is, too!

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Photos © Donna Johnson
Lori & Jolene with food, left; "brides" Sami, Caity, Dorothy, Becky, Rylie, right.

UPDATE -- Bridal shower for Lori
by Donna Johnson
Ashby, MN

Jolene was hostess for a bridal shower for Lori this last weekend. Several friends and family showed up for the shower, to make for a lovely gathering in honor of Lori's coming wedding.

First on the agenda, was to enjoy the lovely lunch Jolene had planned. After everyone had eaten, and enjoyed lots of good visiting while doing so, the next step was to play a bridal shower game. There was a count off, to establish four teams. The object was to dress a chosen member as a "bride." It was a lot of fun watching the various "ensembles" that evolved! Quite a creative group of people, as they had some very lovely "brides" when they were all finished!

After the tissue had been cleared up, Lori received many wonderful gifts. Of course, we passed them around, so all could admire them. Nice gifts!

Thanks to Jolene, it was a very lovely shower! And a big thank you to all of those who helped clean up and those who came to share the day with Lori.

From Lori:

Thank you, Mom, for doing this write up for me! I'm busy with wedding plans (less than two months away) and there's much to do! I want to add a another thank you to all the friends and family that attended my shower last weekend. I appreciate you making the trip and providing me with many wonderful gifts which will help Shawn and me build our home together.

A special thank you to Jolene for being such a fabulous hostess!

Love, Lori

Photo © Donna Johnson
Guests admiring "brides."
In back: Shirley Ostendorf, Whitney Johnson, Kellie Bitz, Donna Thoennes, Shari Larson;
front: Jayce Chap, Lori Chap, Candy Host.

FAMILY UPDATE -- the Browns
by Adriana (Stahlecker) Brown
Granbury, TX

I have really enjoyed the pictures of the tulips in the past few Bulletins ... they are my absolute favorite flowers! I have grown a few here in Texas, but they were not near as beautiful as these have been.

We are doing well ... Sully is going to be two in August, which is hard to believe! I am working part-time in the ICU at our local hospital.

Michael is still working for the surveying company that does work for the gas well drilling companies around here ... there is a big natural gas boom going on right now, so he is staying very busy!

We are looking forward to a visit from Charlie and Ardis Quick this next weekend ... it will be very nice to see them again!

Photos © Adriana Brown
Sully goes "muddin" after Texas rain, left; enjoys corn on the cob, right.

UPDATE -- Levi & Jazmine get little ducklings in a row
by Janie Anderson
Dwight, ND

Here are a couple of pictures to use in The Bulletin. They were taken when the kids were playing with the ducks in Chahinkapa Park.

Photos © Janie Anderson
Sarah & Levi Steinhauer & duckling, left; Jasmine Hill & duckling, right.

Day to Day R
With Donna Mae
Ashby, MN

Photo © Donna Johnson
Caity loves to play at dressing up, being "grown up," like Mom.

Dressing Up

The girls all love to play "dress-up" -- from Caity (who's now the oldest) down to the youngest, Anissa and Cecilia, with Torin wanting to be in the picture, too. :-)

Photo © Donna Johnson
Dressed up Anissa and Cecilia with Torin.

Photo © Donna Johnson
Jayce (multi-color striped shirt) sings patriotic song with K-3 group.

Ashby K-6 Graders Present Spring Concert

Another concert has come and gone. This year's theme was "America," so there were many songs fitting to that, including: This Land is Your Land, There are Many Flags and This Beautiful Land We Share, by the Kindergarten through Third grade classes. And Caity's group, including the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth grade, sang America the Beautiful and America.

Photo © Donna Johnson
Caity, in printed skirt, awaits cue to sing with Grades 4-6 group.

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

Photo illustration © Virginia McCorkell; photo by Larry McCorkell

Mother's Day 2006
A Tribute to Amy Mellon Dake

As the present Matriarch of the Dake family, I invited you to help us pay tribute to Amy Mellon Dake, the Mother of the Dake Family. Click on the picture or the link to read the tribute on the web. If you receive The Bulletin by e-mail, watch for a second Bulletin e-mail with the tribute.

Who Is This?

Let's Play a Guessing Game: Whenever it is handy to do so we will run a picture of someone of the subscribers or staff members of our e-magazine. Tell us who you think it is -- we will let you know who was the first to guess it right -- and the correct guess -- in the following week's Bulletin.
(Send us some to run; we will line them up in our staging area to take their turn. Thanks to Gert Dake Pettit for sending last week's mystery picture.)

How many can you identify? (People, places and things all count.)

Answers to last week's mystery pictures (click here to review them):

It is so much fun to see pictures of our family and extended family that I have never seen before. I really enjoyed last week's photo and this week another great photo pops up!

They would be Billie, Grandma Amy Dake holding Gertrude and Grandpa Wm. B. Dake. (I remember seeing his name on a letter when I was young and was so impressed with how distinctive it looked!) In front would be my dad, LeRoy, Dorothy, and Blanche.

Thanks to whomever for sharing this photo. I don't think I have seen many ... if any, pictures from this time frame in Grandpa and Grandma's life.

Ginny Dake McCorkell
Blaine, MN

That is the Dake Family ... Billy, "Mom" holding Gert. (I would say she was about 6 months, old which would make the photo date 1932), Leroy (Bubsy), "Dad" Dake, Dorothy, and Blanche. That is in front of the home place where we had many enjoyable times! Thanks for the memories...

Tom Miller
Madera, CA

PS: someone asked about the date of the Miller picture in the previous week's Bulletin and I believe it was taken about June or July of 1950. Coy Nell was working at the Cokato Hospital and I think she was in her nurse's uniform.

The mystery picture this week is the Bill and Amy Dake family ... Bill and Amy with their children (oldest to youngest) Billie, Blanche, Dorothy, LeRoy and Gertrude. I'm amazed at the family resemblance of my brother Stan (Bill) as well as my son Eric to my Dad (Billie/Bill) ... the oldest of the Dake children, who is on the far left in this picture.

Carol Dake Printz
Sidney, NE

Editor's Note: I do so agree ... the Dake stamp -- but perhaps a little Mellon. (I can see resemblance to Uncle Everett.) Certainly, they all strongly resemble one another!

Our guess is ... from left to right: Billy, Grandma Dake, Gert, Grandpa Dake, Blanche; front row: LeRoy and Dorothy.

Shari Miller Larson
Bradenton, FL
& Kristi Indermark
Portage, WI

LTD Storybrooke

No LTD Storybrooke this week.

$  A Long Time Ago   !

We're out of space for this week, but I plan to put together a few more photos of inlaid wood work by Edward W. Miller. --Jerrianne

Travelogue t

Greg and Sonja Dake left Durham, North Carolina, for Shanghai, China, on January 6th and returned January 28th. It was a business trip for Greg and Sonja went along. They took extra time for sightseeing while they were there.

Photo © Greg & Sonja Dake
View from van window, terraced fields in foreground, near Lijiang.

Traveling to Yunnan Province
(posted by Sonja)

Our flight from Shanghai to Lijiang included a stopover at the airport in Chunming. We didn't change planes, but we got off the plane and waited in the airport for half an hour or so, then got back on the same plane to continue. The plane was pretty much full both legs of the trip. We had seats fairly near the front of the plane -- row 6, the aisle and middle seat in rows of three. We were, I'm pretty sure, the only Caucasians on the plane.

The first leg of the flight was a little less than three hours long. We were served beverages and snacks, the snacks being completely Chinese food. Most notably, a small sealed package of what on first glance, looked to be labeled as "Squids Lice." It turned out to be an oddity of spacing (which is not uncommon in Chinese-to-English translations, because Chinese symbols are whole words instead of individual letters combined into words. Figuring out where one word ends and another begins is pretty difficult for that, I suspect.) Upon closer inspection, including reading the back, it was "Squid Slice."

And that is exactly what it was, small slivers of dried squid flavored with salt, sugar and spicy red pepper powder. Seeing as how I love calamari, I gamely gave it a try. Greg had already done so with his while I was reading the packaging. His opinion was, it wasn't bad but too fishy-tasting for his taste. I took a bite and was undecided at first. The second bite convinced me it was delicious, and could be addictive. After the fifth bite, I didn't want any more, then or any time soon. Hard to explain, but it was like my body said, "Okay, it's good but you don't need any more, stop eating it." It was very, very rich, as in pure protein, so maybe that was it. My diet was pretty protein-poor most of the two preceding weeks.

The rest of the snack box was a package with some tofu slices with one tiny shrimp pressed into the top piece, a package of two shortbread-like cookies, and a roll. Not very filling but it was presented as a snack and not a meal.

The stopover in Chunming was short, and upon re-boarding the plane looked like almost the same people as had gotten off. The guy that was in the window seat of our row was the same, for sure.

Once we were back on the plane, it was a very short hop to the airport at Lijiang. We landed on a very short, but smooth-surfaced runway. We got off the plane and went to get our luggage. There was only one baggage belt, and it was only about 10 feet away from the door to the outside. As we were waiting for our luggage, we spotted our local guide waiting outside with a sign with Greg's name on it. We waved at her and pointed at the luggage beltway. Once we had our luggage, we had a bobble because we didn't realize the slips we had been given when we checked our luggage were required to leave with it. So we had to dig out our ticket folder and show those to the airport employees at the exit.

Once we got outside, the guide introduced herself with her English name of Chelsea. We never called her by name and she never referred to herself that way again after the initial introduction. She referred to herself as "local guide" thereafter. She helped us with our luggage and led us to a mini-van sized Toyota van with three rows of seats. We were to spend quite a few hours in that van over the next five days!

We were the only "guests" this tour, so we had the van, driver and guide to ourselves. There was enough room for nine people plus driver and guide, as long as nobody had too much luggage. We had room to spread out, though, and move from one side to the other to take pictures out the windows, etc.

to be continued

Photo Editor's Note: We are serializing Sonja and Greg's web log and illustrating it with the photos they are posting, but there is far more photo material available than we will be able to fit in The Bulletin, so we also provide the links to the blog, for those who are interested:

Web Log: http://sonjas-travels.blogspot.com/

Skinny Recipes  6
from Donnie Anderson
Isanti, MN

This very tasty, low-fat, stew recipe was sent to me by my sister, Donna. I made a few changes to improve the nutritional content (lower fat, lower sodium). By the way, I take requests. If anybody has a recipe that they need the nutritional info on, or an old favorite that they would like streamlined, send them to me and I'll see what I can do. Don Jr. dopaerza@netzero.net

Cuban Shrimp Stew

3 Tbsp. lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. cumin
1 lb. shrimp, large, R-T-C (Ready To Cook), peeled and de-veined
2 tsp. olive oil
2 cups onions, chopped
1/3 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/3 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/3 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
1 cup celery rib, coarsely chopped

1 can diced tomatoes
2 tsp. garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 whole bay leaf
6 oz. tomato paste
1-1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth, fat free
1-1/2 cups water
1/8 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
4 Tbsp. parsley, fresh, chopped

1. Combine shrimp with first 4 ingredients in a large zip-lock bag and let marinate in refrigerator while you prepare the rest of the recipe (about 1 hour).

2. Heat oil in a large Dutch Oven. Add the next 5 ingredients (through celery). Sauté for about 8 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

3. Stir in the next 8 ingredients (through Worcestershire sauce). Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

4. Add shrimp mixture and cook uncovered until shrimp are cooked (about 3 minutes).

5. Add salt and pepper, garnish with parsley, and serve.

Yield: 4 servings; 227 Calories, 4 W.W. points per serving.

Photo © Donald L. Anderson
Cuban Shrimp Stew
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Celebrations & Observances
From the Files of
Hetty Hooper

This Week's Special Days
May 14---Mother's Day
Thanks, Mom

This Week's Birthdays
May 14---Ernie Dake
May 14---Tyler James Indermark (1 year)
May 16---Angelique Ann Freesemann
May 17---Dwight Anderson
May 19---Ryan Hellevang
Happy Birthday!

This Week's Anniversaries
May 14---Roddy and Alisha McNeill (1 year)
May 16---Nathan and Brenda Anderson Hill (10 years)

More May Birthdays
May 1---Frans de Been
May 4---Beau Birkholz
May 7---Ben Johnson
May 7---Kim Mellon (Tim's wife)
May 10---Curt Henderson
May 12---James Dake

May 22---Dan Henderson
May 23---Don Pettit
May 25---Amy Ellen Dake
May 26---Rick Anderson
May 27---Tracer Scott Roberson (8 years)
May 28---Jazmine Jane Hill (3 years)
May 28---Jason Hunt
May 29---Kristi Kay Larson Indermark
May 31---Mavis Anderson Morgan

More May Anniversaries
May 27---Dwight and Janie Anderson (35 years)
May 31---Tom and Mavis Anderson Morgan (49 years)

May Special Days
May 1---May Day (hanging May baskets day)
May 8---VE Day (Victory in Europe)
May 14---Mother's Day
May 20---Armed Forces Day
May 29---Memorial Day (observed)

Miss Hetty's Mailbox:

Photo © Donna Johnson
Lori Chap, at bridal shower, gets help from Rylie Johnson & Jayce Chap.

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


Click here to review last week's Bulletin

So many issues of The Bulletin come ... and go ... and I don't get around to commenting on all the things that are worthy of praise. It is really incredible how so many interesting things pop up every week.

Gert, I have really enjoyed your contributions in past issues. I sure hope you will find time to write more!

Love the tulip photos this week ... and the little cowboys made me smile ... they are so charming!

Those tables of Edward Miller's are absolutely incredible! I hope they have been carefully cared for over the years.

And did you see that Masterpiece from Capt. Jack? Maybe we will have to let him hang around after all! {Who says we can't fix his pictures? I am quite sure this isn't quite the result that Jack was hoping for, but ... Hey ... I make my own rules to play by!}

I can't wait til next week...

Ginny McCorkell
Blaine, MN

Photo illustration © Virginia McCorkell
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"? Or Capt. Jack Adair? {Or Rufus?}

It was nice to meet you and more of your family at Lori's shower. A great group! But I also have to write to make sure "Captain Jack" gets a big standing ovation on his clever poem about The Bulletin! LOVED IT!

Also, thanks to Frans and the pictures of his tulips in Holland -- beautiful -- a perfect addition to this spring issue. What are the flowers that are the purple "tufts" in the background of the garden?

Fun to read it all ... but that is what stood out for me in this Saturday's posting. Thanks to all who contribute!

Barb Dewey
Ashby, MN

Photo Editor's Note: The "purple tufts" are little purple pansies (or violas) with yellow centers.

Greetings again from the Valley of the 98 degree SUN! Summer is finally here! We in Arizona really appreciate these nice temperatures -- after many chilly months! 100 is predicted soon! All seems well around here otherwise.

Lots of the cacti are blooming -- very lovely -- and of course those in the north are writing so proud of their tulips, lilacs, etc. -- but those can't grow in this area -- winter doesn't get cold enough. Some lilacs can grow in Flagstaff -- there is winter there -- but they are very puny looking, supposed-to-be lilacs. That is one thing I miss from Minnesota -- the lilacs!

Enjoyed the last BULLETIN as usual -- and I am really "hooked" now. It gets better every issue. I'd like to comment on each item -- but then it would be hard to find a stopping place.

I didn't send in my guess on the Miller picture in #203. I knew Henry and Lenore, Anita's [my sister-in-law's] parents, and was sure about Blanche. I know that Robert and Jeannette live in Great Falls, Montana, and we plan to be up there in June. I will have to ask them about the picture -- when it was taken, etc. I will be writing Judy (Miller) Riesenberg, their daughter, who lives in Great Falls also, so I will ask if she knows of The Bulletin. I will take this issue along -- and the one with their picture.

I really enjoy the news about the Breezy Point residents. When Vern (my late husband) and I would be at our cabin on Lake Edna, just out of Nisswa, it was always a treat to drive around the resorts. I always liked Breezy Point!

We spent weekends on Lake Edna through the summers in the late '60s. It is very special memories -- enjoying being at the Jack Pine Farm -- when Ginny's grandparents and parents were living. Last summer I showed Ken all around the area -- and did find our little cabin. (We called it "SWANSON'S CHALET.") It has been remodeled and enlarged -- with our little cabin in the center and now built all around it.

It seems that what I enjoy the most about The Bulletin are the bringing back of memories I have of the "olden days" that have been. And also it is nice getting acquainted with the younger generations!

Ruth (Weiland) Kitto
Apache Junction, AZ

Those tables are amazing. I always admired the things he made that were around the house when I was growing up. I saved my money in one of the banks. I have a small bowl that we always used as a candy dish back then. I had forgotten which uncle made it, but it must have been him.

Richard Johnson
Lowell, OR

Aunt Dorothy,

I truly apologize for not being more responsible with staying in touch. I am truly thankful for your efforts as our Matriarch. You also mean so much to me and the Dake family here in Texas. I miss and love all of my Dad's family more than you will probably ever realize. I promise to try and do better and get some of the "homework" done that you have assigned.

Stan Dake
McGregor, TX

Just an update. I have my first chemo treatment today, Friday the 12th, at 1:30. Then, tomorrow, if everything falls into place, a few of us will go up to the cabin to work on packing, emptying sheds and moving everything we can in one trip.

To start with, I'll have chemo every Friday for who knows how long. I hope everyone is well and life treating you well.

Love to all.......

Diana Martin
Coon Rapids, MN

Last Week's Bulletin Review JKL
by Betty Droel
MoundsView, MN

There is something about a surprise package that is so exhilarating and you can't wait to open it to see what's in it!

Somehow, that is the feeling we get about 9 o'clock every Saturday morning. We have never been disappointed in what we found inside the cover (pages) of every single Bulletin, and each one is so different and individual -- it becomes a keepsake when loved ones show up within the pages.

#203 was no different. We couldn't wait for time to pass until the expected hour, and then there was hangup about it getting sent out from the Editor's Juno, which delayed it, making it that much more of a thrill to finally see it there in the incoming e-mails.

That first picture, setting the tone for the whole issue, was a welcome sign of SPRING -- which we were all needing here in Minnesota. Jerrianne, our photo editor, has a store of the most beautiful pictures she has taken of things that would be of great interest to us all. Especially, the close ups of the flowers. Yes, there must be flowers in Alaska. This picture was of tulips in the Netherlands. How we loved seeing genuine Holland Tulips that we have heard about all our lives.

On the other side of the coin were the updates of our Coni and Diana. We are interested, to be sure!

Colette, those flowers look like Bluebells, but that's as close a guess as I'd be able to give, also no guess regarding the GUESS pictures this week. The man resembles the Dake forehead ... surely not Bill and Amy, though -- or is it?

So it will be a girl for the Robersons, but we have to wait until the last of June for that picture. Hope you can get a picture of the boys and their first look at their baby sister.

After the pictures Steve and Marian sent quite a while ago of their home after Wilma, we were glad for this update from them now. Seems a natural disaster can renew itself in time, to be even more beautiful than before. We trust our Creator!

"The Daycare Center" is a good name! I could not even begin to imagine what a complicated business plan that would be, with licenses and beginning costs. We wish you well, and to a young person it all seems possible, I'm sure. A catchy logo would certainly enhance the name. Maybe a picture of a bunny and its babies all close beside it. Wish I were an artist. Keep us informed, Kristi.

OK, Anita, you may send us each a sample of these wonderful sounding muffins. I have seen and tasted Anita's baking, and it is a next generation of her mother, Lenore (Miller) Pfingsten, who always provided healthy, natural meals for her big family.

I am looking forward to the tribute to our Amy Dake that should be in the next issue.

Larry, THANK YOU for the next chapter in your story of the ranch. We were so glad to see this, knowing you might not have been feeling up to writing it, but you did.

Beaver, too, wrote another interesting tale from Air Force days. We laughed at that one. I can see where that was unforgettable and easy to write about for us in this #203.

We can only imagine what intricate, nerve-taxing work it would be to create one of the inlaid and overlaid pieces described in the A Long Time Ago story. He said it was restful, even in the infinite patience and accuracy it took to make that. Hmmm.

It's so easy to feel you're right there beside Greg and Sonja in China the way she has written. I'm glad it's to be continued, and that Sonja keeps inspired to share it.

The Pork Stew with Olives and Fennel is a interesting change from the norm. I never use Fennel, but I know that will be one recipe I will try when Roy agrees.

I always look eagerly to find the Miss Hetty letters. The one with Kurt and his birthday cake was a follow up of the wedding pictures we had in The Bulletin -- and now we see them getting on with their lives and wish him and Jeni another great year.

You might know Cap'n Jack wouldn't settle for just an ordinary LTTE, but a very special BULLETIN poem/ story/ letter/ contribution.

Yes, we will all agree with Doug that it was good to have Larry back in circulation. It was good to have Doug back, too. I've been afraid the Troll got 'im.

Has Miss Kitty recovered from her third birthday celebration yet? Or is it Miss Jerrianne that is recovering?

That CHUCKLES was really cute. We haven't gotten to the "just sits" stage yet.

Humility is thinking of yourself less -- that was very good. VERY GOOD.

Once again, we must send you our thanks for another very fine Bulletin that reached to the heart, the funny bone, the intellect, and the empathy mode.

Roy and Betty Droel


Photo illustration © Virginia McCorkell
Ginn & Capt. Jack Adair & Puddy

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