Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas holidays will be here before we know it. On Tuesday I had the oil changed in my car. That evening I enjoyed a movie in the dining room. Thanks to the ladies who do the job. On Wednesday afternoon I went to the home of my sister, Ellen Mae and Larry Slaubaugh, and was their overnight guest. Joining us there were their son, Carlan, Rhonda and Brandon of Cando, and their grandson, Brooks, Kimberly and Abigail, our brother, Harold and Phyllis Pantsari of Rock Lake and their daughter, Stacy, Phil, Sean and Austin Soukup of Rolla for a lovely Thanksgiving meal and a good visit. I returned home on Thursday afternoon and it really started to snow when I was almost in Rugby. In the evening I enjoyed a nice phone call from my granddaughter, Samantha Johnson of Grand Forks. On Saturday I enjoyed visiting several friends here at the Manor. On Sunday morning I accompanied Howard Thompson to Wolford Lutheran Church for worship conducted by Pastor Dana Holter, and I read scripture. An array of goodies was served following worship by Judy Lewis and Babe Benson. In the evening Eileen Erickson and I had a nice visit with her brother-in-law, Vernon, at his apartment. On Monday I had a dentist appointment (checkup and cleaning), No cavities! Then I had phone calls from my daughter, Orlayne Held of Grand Forks, and my son, Eric of Upland, Calif.
On Thanksgiving Day Bessie Hochstetler was a guest of her daughter, Glenda and Greg Graber, along with their children, Travis and his friend, Erica, of Minot, Andrea and Ben Utenis, Luke and Kalyn of Carpio, Ben’s mother, Heidi, of Massachusetts, and Alesha and Devin Gierszuski of Mayville.
Thanksgiving visitors of Ron and Dorothy Slaubaugh included Dave Winnegge of Jamestown, Bryan and Cindy Slaubaugh of Cando, daughter, Andrea, Greg, Issac, Kiefer, Nicholas, Kyler and Kelby of Grand Forks. Andrea and family went on to Sawyer to have belated Thanksgiving with Greg’s family.
Margie Beck and her son, Doyle, were Thanksgiving Day guests along with Meagan, Bob and Owen Holm of Rapid City, S.D.; Jessica, Justin and Jenna Nelsen of Leeds, Jim’s sister and daughter of St. Paul, Minn. at the Jim and Dianna Skold Home in Leeds.
Elvin and Iona Slaubaugh went to Indiana on Tuesday and were guests at the home of his sister, Chloanne and Jim Stalter, at Goshen, Ind., and were houseguests until Saturday. On Thanksgiving Day all of them went to the home of Ed and Joann Schrock and family in Middlebury, Ind. On Friday they visited Si and Dorothy Schrock at Scott, Ind. They returned home on Sunday.
Benny and Brenda Humble, son, Dustin and his friend, Jaiden, were Thanksgiving Day dinner guests at the Larry and Margaret Vetsch home in Rugby.
Eileen Erickson accompanied Vernon Erickson to Minot on Thanksgiving Day and they enjoyed dinner at the home of Vernon’s daughter, Kim and Daryl Eisenzimmer and family along with Vernon’s daughter, Debbie Frye and her sons, as well as other friends.
Helen Hawk was a Thanksgiving Day guest at the home of her daughter, Coline and Randy Mattson, rural Rugby, along with Duane and Mary Hawk of Wolford, Eleanor Mattson, Jesse and Julie Mattson of Bismarck and several other family members.
Lefse Baking Day
Danielle Golden and son, Tyler, of Warren, Minn., came to the home of her mom, Margie Beck, on Friday afternoon and they cooked potatoes for their lefse baking day on Saturday. On Saturday 45 family members enjoyed lefse baking and a potluck evening meal together.
So far, so good, the weather has been quite good after our earlier snow. On Tuesday I enjoyed a phone call from my daughter, Orlayne Held of rural Grand Forks. On Wednesday evening a church group of youngsters gave some of us residents some delicious decorated cookies. On Friday Sandy Brossart was my visitor and brought me a sweet Christmas bread. That evening my daughter, Brigit Pigeon, called to check up on me. On Saturday I visited Eileen Erickson and enjoyed some goodies with her. On Sunday morning I accompanied Howard Thompson to Wolford Lutheran Church for worship conducted by Pastor Dana Holter, and La Nae Hartvickson read scripture. Little Genevieve June, daughter of Kirstin and Dan Ahlberg, received the rite of baptism. We also had communion and potluck coffee hour following worship. That afternoon Pastor Brenda Burns conducted worship in the Manor Dining Room, with coffee and goodies following served by Leora Johnson and Vivian Kinney. On Monday I was a coffee guest at Wanda Nielson’s apartment along with Leora Johnson, Vivian Kinney, Delores Johnson, and Marlene Jorgenson. Later Nettie Jane Evans and Theresa Paul came for me to attend the Christmas Tea at Bethany Lutheran Church. There was special music by several other church groups, followed by treats in the lower level. A large group attended. I enjoyed a phone call on Tuesday morning from my daughter, Orlayne Held of rural Grand Forks.
Helen Hawk, Libby Wheeler and Ida Vrem accompanied Esther Smith to the Christmas Concert at the Tilman Hovland Auditorium on Sunday.
The Dale and Martha Hawk Museum and Foundation held their monthly December meeting at the museum on Monday beginning with a potluck noon meal. Lowell Johnson presided at the meeting. A nice group of people attended.
On Monday son, Duane and Mary, visited Helen Hawk in the morning. On Monday evening Helen accompanied Esther Smith, as well as Ida Vrem, Libby Wheeler and Clara Hutchinson to the Christmas Tea at Bethany Lutheran Church.
Hubert Hotchkiss conducted worship at Lakeview Mennonite Church on Sunday and Deb Zavada assisted. Potluck dinner followed worship.
On Saturday son Dale, Lorinda, Mitch and Connor Beck and friend, Colton, of Rolette were morning coffee and goodies guests at the Margie Beck farm home.
On Saturday afternoon Margie Beck went to the home of her daughter-in-law, Lorinda Beck, in Rolette to help her celebrate her birthday with other family and friends.
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