Speck, friend see California sights, attend convention Gann Valley 8-7-13

Posted August 7, 2013 at 11:15 am

Speck, friend see California sights, attend convention

A Duncan Cemetery meeting will be held Sunday, August 11, at St. Placidus Church following the 10:30 a.m. Mass.  The meeting will start about 11:30 a.m.


Gann Valley

Deanna Cain and Ellen Speck drove to Rapid City and visited Norma Henderson and Luane Johnson. Ellen and Dianna flew to San Diego, Calif., Saturday, July 20, to attend the National League of Postmasters Convention.

Ellen attended many workshops and classes. The postmasters were honored to have PM General Patrick R. Donahoe come and speak to the group.  He thanked the postmasters for their hard work and dedication.

Deanna and Ellen visited Old Town California State Park.  This is a 29-acre site that has been rebuilt and restored to the early 1800s town. Tourists from all over the world visit. Ellen visited the aircraft carrier, USS Midway, which has been turned into a museum. More than 4,000 people visit this ship each day. 

The city buses run on natural gas, and there are many electric cars.

The weather was in the 60s and 70s. The Post Office Department doesn’t pay for any of the postmasters’ expenses to attend these conventions!

Ellen and Deanna returned to Rapid City July 27.  Luane Johnson met them at the airport. She took them on a tour of downtown Rapid City. They viewed many of the President statues.  There were tourists from many different states taking pictures of the statues.

Ellen returned to Gann Valley Sunday, July 28. Deanna continued on to Alaska to visit Raymond Cain.

Paula Salkin and Gerry Babe, from southern Wisconsin, visited in the Pat Waskowiak home in early July and enjoyed some fishing.

Kate Schmidt was honored at a bridal shower the evening of August 1 at the Sweet Grass in Wessington Springs. Among those attending were Carol Grabin, Evelyn Wulff, Charity Wulff and Amanda, Ellen Speck and Elaine Wulff.

Carol Grabin visited Connie Timmerman at Wessington Springs Thursday.

A potluck was held after Mass at St. Placidus Church honoring their Seminarian.

Becky and Katie Lutter showed pictures of their trip to Rome and the Vatican.

Barbara Sinkie has spent several days visiting with Connie Timmerman at Wessington Springs.

Linda Ness attended the wedding of Colby and Kendra Olson Saturday at Kimball.

Josiah and Pam Sinkie and family of Mitchell brought a carry-in dinner to Ralph and Connie Timmerman. Barbara Sinkie and Juanita Sinkie joined them for dinner.

Evelyn Wulff visited with Randy and Anne Wooledge at their Gann Valley campground Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Alice and Heidi Gulbranson, Lucille Feenstra and Deanna Cain visited Ellen Speck and relatives in Miller. They visited Aunt Dorothy Wangsness several times to wish her a Happy Birthday. Dorothy was 100 years old on July 23, 2013.

Dawn Peterson, Byron, Braydon and Breonna attended the tractor show at Wessington Springs. Braydon and Breonna participated in the tractor pull.

Ken and Elaine Wulff visited Randy and Anne Wooledge, of Amarillo, Texas, Wednesday evening at their Gann Valley cabin.

The temperatures had stayed in the high 70s and low 80s with little showers of rain. It has been a good year for crops.   Grain crops are close to harvesting and hay bales are plentiful.

Each morning God gives us a rose, and some of us will spend the day complaining about the thorns.