Would you believe a development in a sore throat could turn into a
fiasco? This rover didn’t. She had to play Parkside Wednesday morn
for church but that did not stop anyone from hitting the piano keys.
A Pastor did not get the message that he was on so there was proxy
Christy Urboch doing the sermon, doing great along with many songs
lifting the spirit of the day. Where there is a will there is a way and
the Lord was there giving the go ahead - wasn’t he? Then after church
this rover zipped into an office at Parkside and there was Tammy Iwen
ready to help out and she did by calling the Swing Bed rounding up Pat
Olafson. Thank you Tammy, you did wonders. Pat got the message and
had a Pastor Jewuel there when Irene opened the door. “Ask and you
shall be given”, isn’t this out of the Bible? The services were both great
and thanks to all for the help and Rhonda at Parkside also.
Back to the sore throat or hoarseness. Horrible news of Irene’s
cousin Tom Carter passing came into being Wed., so the throat problem
was minor at the time. She zipped to Tom’s folks the Ernest Carter’s
and no one was home but this rover went back later. Tom was this rovers
right hand lawn mower man. He was so good about helping everyone
with not only mower problems but yard work besides, he was a saint to
his folks and all his neighbors. This rover would invite him to the valley
for a meal she was preparing but he had a lot of work to do. His Dad just
showed me hs building he had to put up to work on the machines and it
was beautiful but now with the collapsible side door, he will never walk
in. He was very neat - just look at his gardens in past years. He will be
missed but God must have a lot of work for him to take him so suddenly.
Now back to the hoarseness which did not stop this rover from talking
but arriving home from the Carters the throat was so sore she could not
swallow water. Thursday off to the clinic to find out pneumonia was the
culprit so off to bed pretty steady for a few days, after the shots and pills
and to be back there the next day. She did to find the one who treated
her sick - do you catch the stuff that quickly? Instead of going home her
playing session at Beverly Ann was suppose to be over so over she went,
thinking sitting at a piano can’t hurt anything and after treatment it was
not suppose to be catchy. Pastor Norm bounced in after Irene had routed
him out and informed him of his duty there. She had copies made of “The
Family of God” and that was his sermon with all the young deaths. He
did great and the residents sang with gusto. An appointment was made on
Monday so on back to bed until Sunday. Ilene Larson called with some
saurkraut that may help her affliction so the car was started Sunday and
off this rover went, picked up Ruth Carlblom and decided to play for church
at the Vet Home. There was Arnie Amundson in full swing ready to get
back at his bass and singing and doing great. Pastor Norm gave the sermon,
Pastor Quibell was there and Pastor McGurdy to help with the great crowd
for communion as well as Mr. Knapp. Mary Ann joined Irene and Arnie to
keep music in full tempo. Thanks to all that came for a great church service
and a full house.
The mudslide at Arlington, WA did hit home. Norm Hoaby’s wife Louise
was from there with two sisters. Christy Hoaby Swercyck heard from Cousin
Harold who is part of the rescue operation and sounded exhausted. Sister
Francis son Richard daughter lost several family members: her husband’s
sister and her husband, two young boys ages 4 and 6 and parents in law.
Christy hopes our valley hills are more stable.
Christy Swercyek drove to Minneapolis with daughter Ana one weekend
from their Papillion, NE home. Christy arrived back home and visited Candy
Hoabys (Homstad) oldest daughter Katie who has a job at a medical center in
Papillion. She lives with Candy and daughter Kassidy... Brandi Samdahl,
daughter of Bea Hoaby Schildberger,, and family steamed down to Omaha
to see Chris and Tony’s son Sam in a musical at the Omaha Community
Chris stated Cathy Hoaby’s lake house by Alexandria, MN burned down
so a total loss. Cathy is daughter of the former Ernest Hoaby living with her
family by the lake.
Linda Schjelderup states hubby Jerry is battling a cold so it puts a cramp
in their going and singing with their band all over Fargo.
Happy Easter to all and there is Maria at Teals Grocery doing her duty
and shedding friendly cheer around. Ellen Kval of Aurora, CO sent a wish
from the Easter bunny. She keeps busy with books and whatnot and visiting
daughter Sheryl. She loves to get ready for Easter and it makes her happy.
She has been coloring eggs and gathering candy to share. Happy Easter to
you girls too - from the Lisbon Valley.
A Pastor had a small daughter watching him prepare his Sunday sermon.
“Daddy, does God tell you what to say?” “Yes, honey, of course he does.”
“If that is the case, why are you scratching out so much?”
Alice Hiegelke just spent Sunday doing what she had to do as she was
getting something new in the basement - brand new hot water heater.
There was Chrystal and Chris Lind and family at Trinity recently so the
whole family was visited with. Chrystal does a great job at the First National
Bank in Lisbon.
Two year old Spencer Hoenhause liked the thought of his Mom Tiff
loading him on the wagon and hitting a probable half mile to Grandma
Renes house on Sunday. She said the walk was great. She found treats but
no Irene. Seems this rover had spent part of the week giving pneumonia a
bed partner but decided to get some fresh air driving. Tiff stated they would
return and was informed of Dean Baasch’s birthday party Tuesday 15th at
the Eagles - 6:00.
Calving has begun in the area and one farmer stated how much better
the weather was this year than last. Seems cold, snow, wind hit last season.
It made farmers brow furor as most do not have room in barns for the hundreds
of cows. Deer just sort of disappeared into the valley since the warm temps.
Turkeys are squawking so they are back in the saddle waiting for hunter to
discover them for a great meal.
The Lisbon Gospel Duo Arnie and Irene were spreading their wings
Tuesday as they hit for the church service at Maryhill. Arnie sung hymns
plus read the Easter story. The residents chose songs when all of a sudden
the door opens and in comes Pastor Juwle Nagbe with a great sermon on dry
bones and how the Lord does wonders with them. “How Long Has It Been”
was Arnie’s song and then it was cheering and lunchtime. Thanks to all for
Pam Soholt did a wonderful job singing at her brothers funeral Tom
Carter and she did spend a few more days with her folks, the Ernest Carters
from her Mayville home. Sympathy to the family of Tom Carter and also
Roger Louden. They will be missed like a golden spike in a wheel.
Pizza Ranch here we come - and there were Dorothy Anderson, Halan
and Sandy Volk, Charles and Marlene Jorgenson, Joe and Mavis Brademeyer.
It was a super meal and visiting session.
Dorothy put on an extra sweater and zipped in and visited Ethel
Anderlon at South Oak.
The door opened and there were Harold and Dorothy Jorgenson from
Lidgerwood for a great visit with Dorothy Anderson. To Enderlin next week.......
Leonard News by Joan Blegen
Heidi Denzel, Dalton, MN spent Friday, April 4th with her parents,
Hubert and Joan Blegen. She was a dinner guest of theirs in their home at
Frank Scott, Horace, visited Hubert and Joan on Saturday morning,
Don Westman, West Fargo, called on Hubert and Joan Blegen on Monday,
John Blegen, West Fargo had breakfast with his father, Hubert Blegen on
Wednesday and Thursday mornings, April 9th and 10th in West Fargo. He
had dinner with his parents, Hubert and Joan Blegen in their home on Tuesday
and Thursday, April 8th and 10th.
Frank Scott, Horace, visited Hubert and Joan Blegen the morning of
Thursday, April 10th.