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07/19/20 12:24 PM #1792    


Mark Jarvis

Hey Dave ... I understand.  No worries!   One thought ... I am not sure what ad you saw on the site ... because everybody sees a different ad ... based on their own browsing history ... because of personalized cookies that are placed on your computer for targeted marketing from the sites you visit and things you search online.  If you've got a teenager in the house using your computer ... you might see some "interesting" ads from time to time.  ;)  

And thanks for the appreciation on the classmate research ... it's sort of fun amateur detective work ... sometthing to keep the brain exercised ... but also a bit scary to see all that information about us in databases!

07/19/20 07:04 PM #1793    


John Cavanaugh

Wow Mark, thanks for the quick responce.  I'll follow up on your clues and let everyone know if I find out any thing.  Bob and I sat together in homeroom we had lots of good times together.  I knew the middle name would be important as you mentioned there are a lot of Christensens in Minnesota. If you get a chance, read the "In Memory" I posted on Bob on this website.  Thanks again.

07/20/20 12:59 PM #1794    


Mark Jarvis

Hey John C ... you are welcome! I am eager to hear "the rest of the story" as you discover it.  And thanks for pointing me to your post on Bob's "In Memory" page ... it is a very sweet experience that you shared.



07/26/20 12:26 PM #1795    


Steven Kaufhold

Hey guys, the Pioneer Press has Charley Walters mentioning Granny Smith in his article today - page 2c

07/30/20 11:35 AM #1796    


David Frazer

Steve, I missed the article about Granny; I was out of town. Was the article a good one? How is the summer folks? One third to go until September's snow storm. :)

08/03/20 09:03 AM #1797    


Steven Kaufhold

From Charley Walters in Pioneer Press, July 25... "Granville (Granny) Smith, the hall of famePark High baseball coach whose teams won 14 conference championships, passed away at age 98 the other day in Cottage Grove."

08/06/20 09:52 AM #1798    


David Frazer

Thanks Steve! Looked at my bike and wondered if you and Deb are hitting the pavement with your bikes? Great weather!

08/06/20 03:51 PM #1799    


Mark Jarvis

Here's a link to a short video from 2014 about the Park High School 100th Anniversary ... Granny Smith is shown briefly at time mark 00:42 as parade Grand Marshal ...

08/13/20 02:55 PM #1800    


Steve Hardy

Hey John,

Bob Christensen sent me an email to let me know that he's not dead yet.  I "resurrected" him from the "In Memory" list, though I did not verify that he is actually alive (I assumed that his email was not from "beyond").  Hopefully we'll here from him in the near future.

08/14/20 02:02 PM #1801    


David Frazer


Wow! Bob is alive! That is good news. I would like to see Bob. Can we ask him to prove it? angel

I thought of this:

On June 2, 1897, the article was published in the New York Journal. It said, in part:

     Mark Twain was undecided whether to be more amused or annoyed when a Journal representative informed him today of the report in New York that he was dying in poverty in London...
     The great humorist, while not perhaps very robust, is in the best of health. He said:
     “I can understand perfectly how the report of my illness got about, I have even heard on good authority that I was dead. James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago in London, but is well now. The report of my illness grew out of his illness.
     The report of my death was an exaggeration.”


08/14/20 04:09 PM #1802    


Mark Jarvis

My next In Memory challenge is ... Daniel Lemke.  I think I have found obituary information on Dan (12 Feb 2006).  But to be sure ..  perhaps someone here remembers one of these things to help me confirm that I have found the right Dan ...

1.  Was Dan's middle name ... Wayne?

2.  Was Dan born in ... Texas ?

3.  Was Dan's birthdate ... 24 September?

4.  Did Dan have a sister named ... Sue / Susan ?


08/15/20 02:46 PM #1803    


Scot Eastwold (Eastwold)

I met him in the late 90's he was running the kitchen at a Girl Scout Camp we dropped my daughter off at he remembered me we had bumped into each other a couple of times since high school at hospitality shows in the twin cities we caught up and it seemed he had done a lot of traveling and had cooked on a private yacht in the Caribbean's one of the adventures I remember and the obituary I found is that he passed away in ottertail county in 2006 

08/16/20 05:20 PM #1804    


Mark Jarvis

Thanks to Scot's recollections ... for In Memory timeline placement ... here's Dan's information from  ...

Daniel Wayne Lemke

born 24 September 1956, San Antonio, Texas, USA

died 14 February 2006, Battle Lake, Otter Tail county, Minnesota, USA

Dan's obituary found at

"Lemke, Daniel W. Born September 24, 1956 Died February 12, 2006 Loving son, brother, and uncle. Died in Ottertail, MN. Preceded in death by father, Romaine Lemke. Survived by mother, Nancy, of Cottage Grove; sister, Sue (Paul) Bous, of Robbinsdale; 3 nieces; 1 nephew. Memorial Service 11AM Saturday, February 25, 2006, ST. LUKE'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7000 Hinton Ave., Cottage Grove, MN. Family visitation 1 hour prior to service."


08/17/20 11:36 AM #1805    


John Cavanaugh


Yes Bob lives.  We have been emailing back and forth and I encouaged him to contact you to update his status. Thanks to Mark's research I was able to contact his brother and then Bob contacted me.  What a wonderful feeling to find out that someone you thought was dead is now alive.  Best news I have had in a while.

08/17/20 02:59 PM #1806    


Steve Hardy

Thanks again, Mark, for your research, and Scott, for the info about Danny. I updated the "In Memory" entry for Danny, and returned Bob to the land of the living (such power, being administrator!  Mwuaa haa haa!). 


08/17/20 07:10 PM #1807    


Vickie Quiner (Carlson)

Darn I didn't know Dan was in Ottertail. He was right down the road from me. Prayers to his family. It has been 14 years since he has passed, but I have been up here 41 years.

08/18/20 12:00 PM #1808    


Mark Jarvis

John Cavanaugh's story about reconnecting with Bob Christensen has a double happy ending.  John was able to reconnect me with a grade school-to-high school era mutual friend, Chris Stickney.  Thanks John !

08/18/20 01:15 PM #1809    


Steve Hardy

It is with great sadness a friend to many at the American Legion Vicki Lucas Grossman has passed away suddenly today Monday August 17th.  

Vicki was a kind hearted friend who will be missed by many.  We are positive that Vicki was welcomed with open arms from her parents Luke and Evie who are still greatly missed at the Legion.

Rest in Peace Vicki say hi to all of the other Legion Family Members who have passed before you.   

Prayers to all of Vicki's family and friends during this very difficult time.  💔

Special thanks to Kathleen Kullman for providing this information.

Celebration of Life 2-6 PM, Friday, August 21, 2020 at Heritage Park, 1345 Laurel Avenue, St. Paul Park, MN, 55071.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Humane Society.

08/18/20 02:27 PM #1810    


David Spiess

Just heard that Vickie Lucas just passed, God Bless her and her family. We have not seen any arrangements.

08/18/20 03:23 PM #1811    


Steve Hardy


I updated the chat forum message with the celebration of life details for Vicki.

08/29/20 02:02 PM #1812    


David Frazer

We know our age when we see the loss of another classmate, Vicki. My prayers go out to the family and friends of Vicki! Thanks for posting this information.

09/10/20 09:44 AM #1813    


David Frazer

Wow! The end of summer and cold weather. With no posts, is the reason because everyone is a fair weather friend? smiley I do have a question for anyone who played High School football. Were the practices mandatory and 5.5 hours on Labor Day? Also, my son had to lift at 6:15 am this morning before school (or they make him run laps) and he looked tired. I'm wondering if things are the same?


09/12/20 08:58 PM #1814    


Steven Kaufhold

Hmm,I picturing Bob circling the dinner table and each time around, he stops and types the same message.. just saying

09/24/20 06:23 PM #1815    

Robert Ayre

Wishing all those with birthdays in September HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

09/25/20 04:48 PM #1816    


David Frazer

Bob... all right already, you made your point (four times)cheeky. Hope you and the rest of our class are having a great fall. Fantastic weather. Bob, for some reason, I look for you when I drive across the Stillwater Bridge. Do you evern ride your bike, walk, or "run" around that 4.8 mile loop? I wish I could run; but I am just a waddler.

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