Let’s sip some pop and check out items in Neighbors’ mailbag. Unfortunately, though, the pop won’t be from a King’s Food Host.RELATED CONTENT
We’re into graduation season, which brings to mind two high school classmates who did mighty well in their respective fields.RELATED CONTENT
Neighbors’ story about a Williston, N.D., musician who once wrote a song honoring North Dakota brought an email from Debra Beutler, Becker, Minn., with a reminder of another North Dakota song.RELATED CONTENT
Some of you will remember “Sophisticated Lady,” “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Satin Doll.” They are three of the many hit tunes turned out by Duke Ellington and his band.RELATED CONTENT
If you want to know about the rock ‘n’ roll band Jerry LeRoy and the Arrows, you need to talk to Glenn Myrold, Fargo. His older brother played with the group.RELATED CONTENT
Neighbors, in recently listing people from the Fargo-Moorhead region who made it big in the world of entertainment over the years, missed some major stars. “You can’t forget Angie Dickinson, from Kulm, N.D.,” wrote John Donahue, Fargo. But yes we did, John, as Myron Finsterling also pointed out when he wrote, “You neglected Angie Dickinson. In today’s parlance, she was ‘hot.’ ”RELATED CONTENT
Bill Kuebler has really been around, literally. He’s a captain for American Airlines. But he got his start in Moorhead, where he was born, and in Fargo, where he grew up. A month after he graduated from high school, Bill enrolled at the Air Force Academy. He graduated in 1979, and then was on active duty with the Air Force flying T-38s and F-4 Phantoms until 1987. He joined American Airlines in 1988.RELATED CONTENT
Here’s a picture out of the past. It’s of Thorbjorn Riseth working on his farm at Arnegard, N.D., southeast of Williston.RELATED CONTENT
The penmanship of F. Leland Watkins continues to impress his students after all these years.RELATED CONTENT
A column about the use of clotheslines in the past was “precisely reminiscent of the way my mother used it, and it brings to mind a (non-clothesline) story from the male side of housekeeping,” writes Ed Hentges, Fountain City, Wis.RELATED CONTENT
Last summer, Neighbors carried a poem written by Ellie Radtke, 93, Fargo, that told of what it was like to be the youngest of 13 children. That brought a couple of responses.
Believe it or not, college presidents do make mistakes. At least this one did. But it wasn’t a big deal. It concerns F. Leland Watkins, the head of the old Dakota Business College in Fargo, which has generated many letters to Neighbors from its students and faculty.RELATED CONTENT
The kids in Dilworth had a way to warm up back in the winters of the 1920s. They’d sneak into the Presbyterian church and huddle by its stove.RELATED CONTENT
Neighbors’ email contains a note from Gene Reierson, of Esmond, N.D., west of Devils Lake.
All right, jazz fans, let’s take five with Dave Brubeck.
This photo of the Fairmont Old Timers musical group, believed to have been taken in the 1930s, ran here some weeks ago. Several of you identified some of its members. Now, others are filling in the gaps.RELATED CONTENT
Once again, this week the nation will be celebrating its independence. But last May 17, another national celebration was observed by many: Norway’s Syttende Mai, marking the day Norway’s constitution was signed, officially making that country independent.