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Page 4 April 17th, 2014 Dear Lady Di, a more financially since I worked full time I've got a dilemma and struggling with the and we were in a loving relationship. She's path I should take with a former girlfriend, an amazing girl with a Culinary Degree and Brittany and I dated for three years when started Community College to further her we were going to school in Fresno, CA. We education when we moved. moved to Santa Barbara and decided to Our relationship was on equal footing in move in together, every sense. It was reciprocal, each of us At 25, I got a job here while Brittany, 24, contributing in different ways. Her strengths started school. I had no problem providing balanced my weaknesses and visa versa. Valley News and Views After living here 6 months our apartment Coachella Music Festival, "Listening to The lease was up. We mutually made the decision Head and The Heart and thinking of you", not to live together but continue dating. She she included a heart symbol. While it stirs wanted to have the college experience in a up old feelings, she's lost my trust and I don't new community near campus. I was born want to get hurt again. She's still with the and raised here and wanted to spend time Bartender. I haven't responded, should I? with family and friends while continuing to This is really gnawing at me. date. Tucker I appreciated our maturity and the manner we both handled our decision. She began Dear Tucker, a part-time job after we both got our own Break-ups are tough, especially after places. We dated for one month. Then she a lengthy relationship. While Brittany's dropped a bombshell. She had just met the moved on she's yet to mature. Her actions Bartender at her new job and was going to and message were passive-aggressive. She's date him. To add insult to injury, she started entitled to think of you and reminisce. her job two weeks after moving out. Two Sending the text was a ploy to see if you'd weeks later she wanted to break up! take the bait. She's left you to interpret the I was shocked and taken completely taken context. off guard. It took 2 months to get over my If she were pining away you would have feelings for her. From time to time she'll pop heard from her this week. in my head, but I have honestly moved on. Lady Di She's still dating the Bartender and that's Write Lady Di. confidentially at been 9 months. Last weekend she texted me from the GREAT BEGINNINGS 1407 "This saying goodbye on the edge of the dark And the cold to an orchard so young in the bark Reminds me of all that can happen to harm An orchard away at the end of the farm All winter, cut off by a hill from the house." (the beginning of "Goodbye and Keep Cold," a poem by Robert Frost) NATIONAL DEBT As of April 13 the national debt was $17,546,740,325,695.97 (over seventeen trillion dollars). This was down over fifteen and a half billion dollars from the $17,562,281,436,874.69 of April 6. Each American now owes $55,175.40, down $56.91 from the $55,232.31 of April 6. The increase in the national debt since our members of Congress were first in office: Former Senator Kent Conrad: 1987- -$2,350,276,890,953.00; Jan. 2, 2013-- $16,441,433,358,986.17, an increase of over 14 trillion, 91 billion dollars. Former Representative Rick Berg: Jan. 2011--$13,997,932,781,828.89; Jan. 2, 2013-- $16,441,433,358,986.17, an increase of over two trillion 443 billion dollars. Senator John Hoeven: Jan. 2011- -$13,997,932,781,828.89; today, - $17,546,740,325,695.97, an increase of over three trillion 548 billion dollars. : Senator Heidi : Heitkamp and Representative Kevin Cramer: Jan. 3, 2013--$16,437,549,999,170.77; today-- $17,546,740,325,695.97, an increase of one trillion 109 billion dollars. TRIVIA QUIZ TIME 834 1. __ was Popeye's nephew. (a. Blue Bell; b. Poison Ivy; c. Sweet Pea) 2. In the Popeye comic strip Alice the __ wore an upside down flower pot on her head. (a. Banshee; b. Goon; c. Hag) 3. Colonel won the Battle of New Orleans in theWar of 1812. (a. William Henry Harrison; b. Andrew Jackson; c. Zachary Taylor) 4. __ was president during the time when "Fifty-four forty or fight!" was a popular slogan. (a. Millard Fillmore; b. Franklin Pierce; c. James K. Polk) 5. President was born in Kinderhook, NY. (a. James Buchanan; b. John Tyler; c. Martin van Buren) (answers at the end of the Column) A MESS OF POTTAGE 1464 This portion of my column describes the works of Libertarian philosopher and economist Murray Rothbard (1926-1995). In 1995 he published "Economic Thought Before Adam Smith." Chapter 11 is entitled "Mercantilism and freedom in England from the Civil War to 1750." By 1690 the silver coinage of England, its basic money stock, had been severely reduced by erosion and "coin-clipping" so that newly minted coins were hoarded by the public, who then paid their bills with the inferior eroded coins. The older coins lost a third of their face value. POETIC FRAGMENTS Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was a major Romantic poet. Here is his poem "To The Moon": "Art thou pale for weariness Of climbing heaven, and gazing on the earth, Wandering companionless Among the stars that have a different birth,-- And ever-changing, like a joyless eye That finds no object worth its constancy?" DHS, 1927 67 The first member of the DHS Class of 1927 and the 290th DHS graduate was Gladys Muriel Edwards, daughter of Wallace Ernest and Emma Paulson Edwards, who were Methodists. She was born in rural Drayton on December 6, 1909. She married Raymond S. Chester on November 3, 1931, in Drayton. He was from Auburn and Drayton and passed away in 1978. They had no children, but raised a niece and a nephew, Shirley Emma Caswell and Charles Wallace Caswell. She was a waitress at Gier's Car6 and later '7 never knew how to and what an inspiration the wisdom, but most of all love. Paul Anderson's Caf in Drayton from the worship until I knew how to two of them are. Looking HenryWard Beecher once fall of 1927 to late 1929 or early 1930. In the love." -HenryWard Beecheraround at all the photos,wrote, "Love is the river of summer of 1930 she did housework for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parker of Bowesmont. She I truly believe the most I couldn't help but thinklife in this world." It most spent the winter of 1930-31 at her parents' important thing we can doabout everything they have certainly is and the more we home, and then she did housework at the in this earthly realm is to love witnessed through the years, can hydrate our broken souls W.S. Eikenberry farm north of Grafton in from the depths of our spirits staying together in sickness with that river, the stronger the spring of 1931. That summer she hoed and to accept love with hearts and health, the good times we become and the more sugar beets and then worked as a waitress of unsealed gratitude. This and the tough ones. With six healing we bring about. in the N.H. Ferguson Caf in Drayton from past weekend my life was children, 12 grandchildren, Steve and Ellen may you the summer into the fall of 1931. After her filled with images of love's 19 great-grandchildren, and have many more years of joy marriage she was a homemaker in the rural undeniable healing essence six great-great grandchildren and friendship together and Auburn/Grafton area from Nov, 1931to1943 -givingmemomentsofgreat their lives together havemay you always know the and rural Drayton, 1943 to 1960. She and joy and burning inspiration, given this world so many power of love the two of you her husband were co-owners of the G-Ra- On Saturday my big incredible souls who havehold will continue to spread Ches Motel in Drayton, 1960 to 1971, when brother and I ventured todefinitely touched the lives into the generations to come. they retired. She also worked as a farm truck the farm auction held in our of others. Because two souls came driver. Gladys Muriel Edwards Chester died small town. It was so good to At the door we were together, love will never end in Grand Forks, ND, on February 23, 1983, at spendthe day with him andasked to write a short - it is a continuous stream the age of 73. it was healing for him to talk note, I wrote about what a of canals branching out into BILLBOARD'S TOP TEN with everyone who stoppedlegacy they created in the the world's bravado. 1974 by the van to visit for a time. incredible family they raised. On Sunday we celebrated April 13 Later that afternoon I I call many of their children, the baptism of our precious left him at the auction for a grandchildren and great- niece Aurora Jo Jensen. Our 1. Bennie And The Jets (Elton John) short time with our cousins grandchildren friends. They oldestnieceKatiesangduring 2. Hooked On A Feeling (Blue Swede) and neighbors to drop in have filled my life with the the church service bringing 3. TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (MFSB/Three Degrees) on a very special event, grace of life-long friendship, tears to our eyes. The song Steve and Ellen MarciniakThey all have huge heartswas titled, "Thank God for 4. The Lord's Prayer (Sister Janet Mead) of Drayton celebrated their and are the kind of people Kids," and the words were so 5. Come And GetYour Love (Redbone) 70th wedding anniversary who accept everyone and very poignant. Accompanied 6. Sunshine On My Shoulders (John: on Saturday at a party judge no one. To me thereby Katie's angelic voice the Denver) organized by their children is no greater legacy one can meaning of the song came 7. Best Thing That Ever Happened To 3 and grandchildren, leave than 'to pass on toto life. I thought about:how Me (Gladys Knight/Pips) It was a beautiful event,generations the gift of such fleeting time is, before we 8. Seasons In The Sun (Terry Jacks) As I walked around the loving kindness, know it our new little girl in 9. Oh My My (Ringo Starr)* packed room looking at I want to personally thank the family will be a grown 10. Mockingbird (Carly Simon/James pictures, Ellen stood beside them for that legacy, I know woman just like Katie. It Taylor) me explaining who everyone it has filled my life as well made me realize once again (* indicates a new song) was. I told her how amazing I as many others with joy and how important it is for all Ringo Starr had fourteen hits songs from thought it was to be married understanding, patience and of us to cherish every single 1970 to 1981. "Oh My My" was his sixthfor more than seven decades kindness, acceptance and Continued on Page 7 release. It peaked at #5 and stayed on the charts for fourteen weeks. NUMBER 1 SONGS APRIL 17 1894--Say Au Revoir, But Not Goodbye (Edward M. Favor) 1899--I Guess I'll Have To Telegraph My Baby (Arthur Collins) 1904--Navaho (Billy Murray) 1909--Shine On, Harvest Moon (Harry MacDonough/Miss Walton [Elise Stevenson]) 1914--Rebecca of Sunny-brook Farm (American Quartet) 1919--Til We Meet Again (Henry Burr/ Albert Campbell) 1924--Somebody Stole My (Ted Weems) 1929--Carolina Moon (Gene Austin) 1934--Little Dutch Mill (Bing Crosby) 1939--Deep Purple (Larry Clinton) 1944--Besame Mucho (Jimmy Dorsey); Mairzy Doats (Merry Macs) 1949--Cruising Down The River (Blue Barron); Cruising Down The River (Russ Morgan) 1954--Make Love To Me! (Jo Stafford); Wanted (Perry Como) 1959--Come Softly To Me (Fleetwoods) 1964--Can't Buy Me Love (Beatles) 1969--Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (5th Dimension) 1974--Bennie And The Jets (Elton John) 1979--What A Fool Believes (Doobie Brothers) 1984--Footloose (Kenney Loggins) 1989--She Drives Me Crazy (Fine Young Cannibals) 1994--Bump N' Grind (R. Kelly) 1999--No Scrubs (TLC) 2004--YeahI (Usher/Lil' Jon/Ludacris) 2009--Poker Face (Lady Gaga) 15YEARS AGO On April 23, 1999, the Park River Invitational Track Meet opened the outdoor track season. The DHS girls did not score, but the DHS boys took fifth place with sixty-four and a half points. Ryan Weinlaeder took first place in the 110 High Hurdles in :16.26. NOTABLE QUOTES "They say an old man is twice a child." (from Shakespeare's tragedy "Hamlet," Act II, sc. 2) Trivia Quiz Answers (1.c; 2. b; 3. b; 4. c; 5. c) iiiiiii When the weather is bad or you can't come into the bank, we invite you to use our convenient Drive-Up. Most routine transactions can be done quickly from the comfort of your car. You'll be on your way in no time. In addition to Drive-Up Banking, we offer Bank-By-Mail and Direct Deposit for your convenience. 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