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Page 4 June 17, 2010 Valley News & Views g the Way and Refuge GREAT BEGINNINGS 1207 "I dwell in a lonely house I know That vanished many a summer ago, And left no trace but the cellar walls, And a cellar in which the daylight falls, And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow." (the beginning of the poem "Ghost House,". by Robert Frost) NOSTALGIA QUIZ TIME 637 (1919-1960) 1. On early TV __ hosted "Packard Showroom." (a. Mary Ann Davies; b. Mary Tilton; c. Martha Wright) 2. Hawley-Smoot was a __ (a. censorship board; b. peace proposal; c. tariff) 3. On early TV __ was the address associated with the song "Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb." (a. 1847 Rodgers Avenue; b. 79 Wistful Vista; c. 77 Sunset Strip) 4. played "Bud" on TV's "Father Knows Best." (a. Billy Gray; b. Billy Green; c. Billy White) 5. In the comic strips Betty's boyfriend was (a. Andrew Du Mont; b. Lester de Pester; c. Reginald Van Pelt) (answers at the end of the Column) RADIO DAYS The following are important dates in old- time radio history: June 17, 1942--Suspense debuted. June' 17, 1947--The Adventures of Philip Marlowe premiered. June 23, 1944--Boston Blackie presented its first program. June 23, 1947--Wendy Warren and the News went on the air. A MESS OF POTTAGE 1264 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 6 is entitled 'Tkbsolutist thought in Italy and France." Jean Bodin (1530- 1596) in his monster-sized "The Six Books of the Commonwealth" advanced French absolutism. To Bodin the sovereign must be unitary, indivisible, and above the law he makes for the rest of society. Bodinwrote that the sovereign should follow the will of God, but no other human or group of humans had the authority to tell the sovereign he wasn't actually doing it. POETIC FRAGMENTS Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is known for his novels, such as "Ivanhoe," but he also wrote Romantic poetry Here is a portion of his poem "Lochinvar": "'I long wooed your daughter, my suit you denied; Love swells like the Solway, but ebbs like its tide-- And now am I come, with this lost love of mine, To lead but one measure, drink one cup of wine. There are maidens in Scotland more lovely by far, That would gladly be bride to young Lochinvar.'" DHS, 1925 70 By mid-October Drayton students were collecting money to help preserve the "U.S.S. Constitution," nicknamed "Old Ironsides." Grades 1-2 collected 71 cents; grades 3-4,35 cents; grades 5-6, 42 cents; and grades 7-12, $1.80. BILLBOARD'S TOP TEN 1970 June 13 1. The Long And Winding Road/For You Blue (Beatles) 2. Which Way You Goin', Billy? (Poppy Family) 3. Everything Is Beautiful (Ray Stevens) 4. Get Ready (Rare Earth ) 5. Love On A Two-Way Street (The Moments) 6. Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkle) 7. The Letter (Joe Cocker) 8. Up Around The Bend/Run Through The Jungle (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 9. Make Me Smile (Chicago) 10. The Love You Save (Jackson 5)* Between 1969 and 1989 the Jackson 5 produced 31 Hot 100 hits. "The Love You Save" was the 3rd, and it became the group's fourth-biggest hit, behind "I Want You Back," "I'll Be There," and 'TLBC." It peaked at #1 and was on the charts for 13 weeks. NUMBER 1 SONGS June 17 1895--E1 Capitan March (Sousa's Band) 1900--A Bird In A Gilded Cage (Steve Porter) 1905--The Preacher And The Bear (Arthur Collins) 1910--By The.Light Of The Silvery Moon (Billy Murray/Haydn Quartet) 1915--I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier (Peerless Quartet) 1920--Swanee (A1 Jotson) 1925--The Prisoner's Song (Vernon Dalhart) 1930--When It's Springtime In The Rockies (Ben Selvin) 1935--When I Grow Too Old To Dream (Glen Gray) 1940--Tuxedo Junction (Glenn Miller); The Woodpecker Song (Glenn Miller) 1945--There! I've Said It Again (Vaughn Monroe); Sentimental Journey (Les Brown) 1950--The Third Man Theme (Anton Karas); The Third Man Theme (Guy Lombardo) 1955--Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (Perez Prado) 1960--Cathy's Clown (Everly Brothers) 1965--Back In My Arms Again (Supremes) 1970--The Long And Winding Road/For You Blue (Beatles) 1975--Sister Golden Hair (America) 1980--Funkytown (Lipps, Inc.) 1985--Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears) 1990--It Must Have Been Love (Roxette) 1995--Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman (Bryan Adams) 2000--Try Again (Aailyah) 2005--We Belong Together (Mariah Carey) (Source- -Joel Whitburn, "Record Research") 15 YEARS AGO On June 17, 1995, the temperature hit +101; on June 20 it was +97. NOTABLE QUOTES sucker don't get even till he gets to heaven." (as said by Dec Fay in "Billy Phelan's Greatest Game," a 1978 gangster novel by William Kennedy) Nostalgia Quiz Answers (1. c; 2. b; 3. c; 4. a; 5. b) It was my father's birthday Monday and while I rode with him for a few hours that day to deliver barbecue sauce, we listened to Frank Sinatra sing through the pickup stereo, his soothing voice accompanied by the two of ours. Papa's favorite song is, "I did it my way." The words defining a life, "I've lived, I've laughed and cried I've had my fill, my share of losing. And now as tears subside, I find it all so amusing. To think I did all that and may I say not in a shy way, oh no, no not me, I did it my way." My brothers and I have heard that song thousands of times growing up and it never seems to get old, I think because it reminds us of him and the memories we share with the generous, kind hearted man we call dad. I honestly don't know what I would do without him. He seems to understand my emotional personality most likely because I take after him that way. Papa shows his tears when he sees any human being or animal suffering and along with our mother has taught us to treat others with love and respect. I was chatting with my big brother the other day who was telling me about a visit he had with some of his dear friends from high school. Two of them spent a great deal of time at our house when we were growing up. They were all preparing to, share a meal together and Mike bowed his head to silently pray. Just before they were ready to eat our friend Barry who I consider one of my adopted brothers said, 'Tkren't we going to say grace?" Then he looked at Marty who was also one of our "brothers" because he spent so much time at our house and said, "Well Marty do you want to lead us in the prayer we learned at their house." So they all recited the same words we have spoken before every meal since we could speak. "Come Lord Jesus, be our guest, let this food to us be blessed. Amen." Marty told Mike he says that prayer with his children before every meal. It is amazing to me how lives intertwine, connecting because of a single open heart. My parents always welcomed our friends as if they were part of the family and to this day, we continue to do the same. Yes we have our immediate family but the members of our extended family are plentiful. Laughter is the best medicine a person can offer up and I want to say a huge thank you to our "adopted" brothers for Petersen ttorney General Practice of Law Emphasizing: Estates and Elder Law Planning, Wills and Trusts, Business Organizations and Services, Agricultural Law, Personal and Farm Tax Services. 112 North Main Street - EO. Box 216 Drayton, ND 58225 Phone (701) 454-3515 Valley News and Views Periodical postage paid at Roberta Van Camp, Publisher Drayton N.D. Permit (#679-990). Member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Official newspaper for the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School District No.19. Published every Thursday at Drayton, North Dakota. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Valley News & Views, PO Box 309, Drayton, N.D. 58225- 0309. Valley News and Views welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and we reserve the right to edit all letters for length and accuracy of content. Emeritus Published By Great Caesar's Ghost Larry Ritzo, Owner/Editor Yearly Subscription rates: $30.00 In Pembina County $35.00 All other addresses $.75 at News Stands Phone 701-360-3005 Fax 701-454-6333 All material, including photographs, advertisements and articles, subject to Copyright. Copyright 2009. 0 Great GiFts F'or Father's,DaY Giant Suede Trek Navigator Comfort Series ~ Lifestyle Series Full Service Bike Shop We Repair All Models ~ Quick Turn Around Visit Our Website to View Our In.Store Products, at skiandbikeshop.net I mll)l ~ /-- i OUTDOOR ADVENTURE THE SKI & BIKE SHOP 1711 S Washington * Corner of 17th k Washington Next To Blockbuster If I # t 772-5567 Hours: M-F 10-9 Sat 10-5:30 Sun 12-5 the healing you brought to Michael that day. He hasn't stopped talking about your visit. We become extensions of those who touch our lives in such profound ways. This weekend we will celebrate Father's Day. I cannot go forward without acknowledgingmyhusband's father who I affectionately call Papa Bill. He came into Tracy's life when he was a young man and despite my husband's teenage rebellion, Papa Bill stuck around continuing to give of his heart to four children who needed him more than they could even comprehend. I am so grateful he was there to help create the man Tracy has become. Papa Bill recently went through a long battle with cancer and was given the news he is cancer free. It was an answer to prayers; we love you so much Papa Bill and I can't wait to go fishing with you in August. I am inspired by the fathers in my life, my dad, two brothers and Papa Bill who love so deeply and give so freely. There is no greater gift one can offer the world than the compassion of love and acceptance no matter what the circumstance. There have been so many moments in my life when defeat has grabbed on like a noose threatening to choke the person I was raised to be but I am saved over and over by family, their embrace is God's grace giving me the air to breathe when I feel hope disappearing from the stronghold of disappointment. The enormity of gratitude for the presence of such divinity cannot be described in simple words, it is and always will be my blanket when the world becomes too much for me. I know many of you feel the same way about family and about the fathers in your own lives. I hope you are able to spend time with them this weekend and enjoy the presence of those who have given you what they could. For many, it is a time of remembrance because sadly their fathers have had to leave this earth far too soon. To all of you I would like to say, although they are no longer here physically, there is no doubt they continue to be a part of your lives, watching over you and guiding you to the people you need to find to learn what you are meant to learn. I would like to say thank you to my papa for the love, compassion, understanding and grace you have shown us through the years; Happy Birthday and Happy Father's Day. You have given from your heart and continue to do so; I love you more than words can say. I hear Frank Sinatra's words now running through my head, "My friend, I'll say it clear, I'll state my case of which I'm certain. I've lived a life that's full, I've traveled each and every highway, and more, much more than this I did it my way." Sometimes along the way we are shown the blessings of our connections through those who are so much a part of our lives. We are taught by people who seem to enter our journeys ready to shelter and save us when we are in need of spiritual intervention. Acknowledging the strength Continued on Page 10 FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN THE JUNE 8TH ELECTION "I look forward to serving our community" i The quality of the servieeyou receive from Polar is as important to us as the quality oflitre in the communities we live.