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12/20/19 11:35 AM #1690    

 

David Frazer

Susan, enjoy the wonderful AZ Christmas!  Doug, how long have you been married now?  It is fun talking to people about how long my wife has put up with me.  She is so good.  Sainthood?  HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!


12/29/19 12:06 AM #1691    

 

Douglas Kladis

Dave I been maried sisce April 25 1981 how ever long that is, got married in Houston Texas I was an Iron Worker back then. Since January 1975 I did that until some time in 86 shortly I got my 10 plus years in then I moved to Arizona 


12/29/19 05:52 PM #1692    

 

Jessica Aasved

HI everyone!  Wishing all a wonderful New Year!  I was reading back over all the posts I have missed and saw the teasing/question regarding people stopping by for dinner without an invitation.  Made me smile and think about things.  My grandparents came from a small town in ND and a family farm in northern MN; they always had the door open, a pot of coffee, and treats ready to share with visitors.  My Mom, on the other hand was not quite so open; a very generous soul, but a little reserved.  I think living in the "city" made her a bit nervous.  I seem to have inherited the "open door policy" myself.  Being single, however, I don't have the vast stores of coffee and treats; I have that single person's fridge - beer, wine, mustards and a lot of celery for some reason!  Ha!  Dropping by my house guarantees a person a Bud Lite, shot of tequila, water and/or a stalk of celery if you're hungry!  :-)


12/30/19 02:40 PM #1693    

 

Brent Reimnitz

Hey Jessica, "Dropping by my house guarantees a person a Bud Lite, shot of tequila...", just where do we find your house?  You may have more people stopping by than you think.


12/31/19 02:10 PM #1694    

 

John Cavanaugh

Happy New Year Class of 74.  May 2020 be a blessing for all of you.  

By the way, if you are traveling north and find yourself in Cloquet you are always welcome to stop by.  Kora and I would love visiting.  Brent has been here many times and I've never offered him a beer or a shot, but he still comes back.  ( I should be more hospitable) smiley


12/31/19 06:30 PM #1695    

 

Douglas Kladis

 Jessica Aasved I can teach the right was to have drop in or even drop on by without invations, inventions are to in complacated time date whatever, just do it


01/02/20 07:07 AM #1696    

 

Vickie Quiner (Carlson)

Happy New Year! Jessica we are probably close to where your parents grew up ! We are close to Fargo, ND. We are still shoveling out of a foot of snow. Looking forward to a wonderful 2020.


01/03/20 08:02 AM #1697    

 

David Frazer

Awesome picture Vickie!  Take that you warm weather friends!  cool

Jessica, because I lack certain social skills and social understanding, my curiosity was perked.  Did you get the response to your invitation because of your offer to share from your refrigerator, the celery or the mustard?


01/03/20 09:34 AM #1698    

 

Theodore Williams

Happy New Year!   Dave....we saw the Mr Rogers movie....awesome...you must see it.   Jessica...my wife loves celery dipped in peanut butter.   Quite an addicting snack.   You can go thru a lot of Skippy that way.   

 

 

 

 


01/03/20 10:01 PM #1699    

 

Jessica Aasved

Dave, I'm pretty sure it is the offer of celery that is drawing them in!  Who in their right mind would turn down free celery?  cheekywink

Vickie, You're not too far away.  I had cousins in Fargo for awhile.  Most of my family is now scattered in Devils Lake, Grand Forks, or Walhalla (up by the Canadian border).  All lovely places.  I do not, however, envy you the snow and winds that ND seems to do so well!

What did everyone do for New Years?  My day was low key - binging on movies.  Watched "Yesterday" and "Maleficent - Mistress of Evil" - both wonderful and highly recommended.  Maleficent (both movies) show another view of a fairy tale character - similiar to "Wicked" - showing how 'truth' can sometimes appear different from different perspectives.  Makes a peson think.  Also loved "Yesterday" for it's charming turn of events that has a world without the music of the Beatles - as if they never existed.  But the lead character remembers them and the music, and events continue on from there. 

Also watched a number of travel videos (I love travel stories), as well as the quirky "What's New Pussycat" and "Alfie" (I was in the wayback machine!).

While it wasn't the the music & dancing of my younger days, it was still quite satisfying!!

Hope the first days of 2020 are proving to be satisfying ones!

 


01/04/20 11:42 AM #1700    

 

Mary Lou DeForth (Hosler)

Happy New Year to all!  Just want you to see what winter is like in the SW part of this gorgeous country.  This is 4 Peaks mountain range, north of Mesa, AZ.  Gary and I wintered in Gold Canyon, AZ last year, fell in love with the area and ended up buying a home here ... just at the base of the Superstition Mtns.  A beautiful place and way to spend the winter months.


01/05/20 11:17 AM #1701    

Robert Ayre

Beautiful pictures both the winter scenes and the Arizona scene! Thank you all for sharing.
I think those cactus resembles Jessica's celery. Have a great 2020!

01/05/20 03:55 PM #1702    

 

David Frazer

They are great pictures!  Bob, if those are Jessica's celery sticks; Ted tell the Mrs. we need lots of peanut butter.


 


01/07/20 07:51 PM #1703    

Robert Ayre

Dave I think if you add raisins then it is call ants on a log.

01/08/20 08:42 AM #1704    

 

David Frazer

Bob, that brings up my favorite question.  What is the worst thing you or anyone from the class of 1974 have eaten? Ants? I was never able to beat my great uncle's lamb eyeballs (besides being the first Indiana Jones, he was a Monument men).  Adding to the meal was the fact he would have been killed if he did not eat them (for insulting the chief who offered them- a chapter in the book, Quataban and Sheba: exploration of ancient spice routes). My personal worst were health risk(s), i.e., watching unclean-nasty hands in Iraq at a “backyard barbecue” grab cut tomatoes (quarter size) and put the fist-full on my plate.


01/08/20 08:59 PM #1705    

 

Steven Kaufhold

What have I eaten? My daughter kept telling me to try sushi... so I did... eh... my wife and I are on a salmon kick - which is not unusual... and if it's the right sauce, it's great

01/08/20 10:13 PM #1706    

 

Jessica Aasved

Sushi?  I love sushi.  There are some unusual textures, but - other than smoked eel - I have enjoyed all varieties.  
 
Unusual thing to eat?  I have tried Durian (the notoriously fragrant fruit from SE Asia).  In contrast to the aroma, the taste was mild, but with an odd distinct oniony/garlicky aftertaste.  Texture was a creamy custard.  
 

Probably the worst thing I've ever eaten was an unfortunately uncoordinated Junebug that managed to fly into my mouth while riding a bike.  I had to swallow it, and I STILL remember the feel of those scratchy feet going down!!  Ack!  Still makes me shudder!  Ha!

 

 

 


01/14/20 02:19 PM #1707    

 

David Frazer

Steve, I enjoy pronouncing Salmon with the ‘l’ in there; after all, if they went thru all the work to put an ‘L’ there, I am going to say it.  Besides, I enjoy people who feel they have to teach me the “right way” of pronouncing ‘Sallllmon.’

   Jessica, the food you mentioned does sound like unique textures.  My mother would pull the frozen bread out of the freezer (we had six in our family: mom was married at 14 years old, then at 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 25 she had each of us kids).  The bread was half frozen and she would make a sandwich and send me to school with the lunch.  Anything resembling the texture of that wet, soggy bread still makes me gag.

   I wonder about your taste now that you inspired me to look up Durian. wink  “The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage. The persistence of its odour, which may linger for several days, has led to the fruit's banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in southeast Asia.”  Did you undersell the smell because you wanted to trick us into eating it? Thank you both for challenging us!


01/15/20 09:03 PM #1708    

 

Steven Kaufhold

Ah yes, Dave, cherish those soggy memories. And since they went to all the trouble of putting an E on the end of your name, we should pronounce it, Davee

01/16/20 07:49 AM #1709    

 

David Frazer

You might say, Steve, Davee likes Sa'l'mon. But then, if you looked at my girth... what doesn't Davee like? Wet bread.surprise Hope no one is offended by teasing. My male dog Andre has been learning how to tease GiGi by taking her toys. She is troubled and came this morning to put her paw in my hand and to sit downtroddened.


01/18/20 07:01 PM #1710    

 

John Cavanaugh

Just in case our classmates that have moved to warmer climates forgot what winter is like.  Here is a image from Cloquet after our latest winter storm.  Stay warm everybody.


01/19/20 09:00 AM #1711    

 

Becky Dally (Peek)

Thanks for the reminder John!  Reinforces my belief that moving south was the right thing to do.  Today we will be working on getting our garden ready for planting!


01/19/20 11:31 AM #1712    

 

David Frazer

Becky, do they have buried treasure down south? I sometimes wonder how that might look like.  Aaarrrgghh Matey, I love to tell out of staters who have never experienced looking for real buried treasure that I will be looking.  Today was the first clue in the paper.  $ 10,000 dollars is worth taking a vacation to look for buried treasure.  I feel like a pirate. This years button has a light. John, enjoy what storms mean to northerners.... staying home by the fire place, with your love of your life, dogs laying next to you, and reading a good book.
 


01/20/20 08:41 AM #1713    

Robert Ayre

Well Dave while you look for the treasure I will look for the fountain of youth! Ha! I just realized it is right in front of me called snow and frozen tundra. So I freeze and get thawed out looking the same in 5 years for our next reunion.

01/20/20 08:46 AM #1714    

Robert Ayre

Our gardens are called icsicles. Thet grow downward from the roof tops. How many of you used to break them off and eat them or have a sword fight. Stay warm! The abominable snowman!

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