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Retrospect 4-9-14

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    When sleeping becomes an awkward moment Wells Wisdom 4-9-14

    This weekend was tough on an old woman like myself. I had to get up early Saturday morning for a school event and with 18 lively children along and jouncing along on a bus, I didn’t get a lot of sleep. Then I spent Saturday evening driving to Fargo to visit relatives in the hospital. I’m telling you all of this so you might understand how, after a 5 a.m. to midnight day on Saturday, I might have sat in a hospital waiting room on Sunday and fallen asleep upright in a chair.

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    The long good-bye RAMifications 4-9-14

    There are good and bad things about long good-byes.

    Originally, we’d planned that I would be moved to the Hills before my son and family moved to their newly-built home. So I was getting ulcers even thinking about being ready to move by late January.

    But changes came about. The “big house” move would come first; then the people in the mobile home (that is to become mine) would move into Tedd and Heidi’s former home…then my turn.

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    Retrospect 4-2-14

    March 26, 1914

    The final vote on the Ashurst resolution providing for an equal suffrage amendment to the constitution occurred in the Senate last Friday and the resolution was rejected by the close vote of 35 to 34. Sen. Sterling of South Dakota was among the senators voting in favor of the amendment.

    Fifty years ago, on March 24, 1864, Gordon W. Rudd and Mary L. Wilson were married at

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    Where will our journey take us? RAMifications 4-2-14

    Where will our journey take us?

    A Caring Bridge posting stated: “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey here…we are spiritual beings on a human journey. We are given challenges in the form of poverty, injuries, abuse, addictions and the loss of loved ones. What we do with those challenges and how we overcome will lead us to the rewards waiting for all of us.”

    What a wonderful observation, and one

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    RETROSPECT 3-19-14

    March 12, 1914

    For the first time in the county’s political history, the names of no less than three native-born children appear upon the Republican ticket. They are Glen Waters, candidate for state senator, Frank Matter, Spring Twp., for register of deeds, and Miss Jessie Moncur of Alpha Twp., for superintendent of schools. They were born and reared in Hand County.

    Ree Heights – Alfred Nicholas has moved into his building just north

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    What treasures lie within RAMifications 3-19-14

    I wrote some time ago about “the trunk,” and my plans to gift it to my goddaughter. I was somewhat of a procrastinator, as I dreaded confronting all the things inside said trunk.

    I went through the much smaller trunk, which will hold what I gleaned and saved from the big trunk. But that big old trunk kept sitting there in the living room, by the bedroom door. I couldn’t very well ignore it.

    Finally, I’d run out of excuses

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    March 5, 1914

    Orient Argus – Mrs. H. Matter has moved into to her new house, which is now complete. This new farmhouse is 28 feet square and has two full stories and an attic. This is a good example of a fine farmhouse.

    Judge W.W. Brookings was the first person to lay a pre-emption in Dakota Territory 55 years ago.

    Master Kentner

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    My Best and Worst List RAMifications 3-12-14

    My Best and Worst List

    In the January AARP magazine, Marlo Thomas (remember “That Girl”?) wrote a list of “My Best and Worst List.” She suggested that her readers come up with their own list, noting “You’ll be amazed at the memories you stir up.”

    Her list predictably focused on some of her acting moments, but more so on just “human” situations, that many can relate to. So here goes:

    MANY OF MY

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    Retrospect 3-5-14

    February 26, 1914

    Mr. William Ross, one of this city’s oldest citizens, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H.R. Greeves, at the advanced age of 91 years. He was born in Washington County, Pa. Feb. 4, 1823. He was married to Catherine Barnes of the same county in 1846. They came to Hand County in 1886, where they remained until their deaths. To this union were born 10 children, seven of whom survive him. “Servants of God, well

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