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Page 4 August 26th, 2010 Valley News & Views GREAT BEGINNINGS, 217 lantern light from deeper in the barn Shone on a man and woman in the door And threw their lurching shadows on a house Near by, all dark in every glossy window." (the beginning of "The Fear," a poem by Robert Frost) NOSTALGIA QUIZ TIME 647 (1919-1960) 1. The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere was an economic program announced in 1940 by __ (a. China; b. Japan; c. Korea) 2. "The Long March " dealt with an aspect of the life of_ _. (a. Chiang Kai-shek; b. Ho Chi Minh; c. Mao Tse-tung) 3. What was the nickname of the baseball player named John Sigmund Podgajny? 11 Make It With You (Bread) 2. Close To You (Carpenters) 3. Spill The Wine (Eric Burdon/War) 4. War (Edwin Starr) 5. In The Summertime (Mungo Jerry) 6. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours (Stevie Wonder) 7. Patches (Clarence Carter)* 8. Band Of Gold (Freda Payne) 9. I Just Can't Help Believing (B.J. Thomas)* 10. Tighter, Tighter (Alive & Kicking) (* indicates a new song) Between 1962 and 1976 Clarence Carter had nine hits, a half dozen of which were on the Hot 100. "Patches" was the first and his biggest hit. It peaked at #6 and stayed on the charts for 14 weeks. NUMBER 1 SONGS August 26 1890--Semper Fidelis (U.S. Marine Band) 1895--Just Tell Them That You Saw Me "Lighthouses help us to not forget how much we need each other along the way." I was sitting in my living room chair one evening when our dear friend Rhonda texted me and asked if we would like to accompany her to Duluth for the weekend. There was something very important she needed to do. Amazingly, I didn't have any lia sophia parties booked that weekend which would be the first of many "coincidences" so my husband and I quickly made arrangements for someone to watch our puppies while we prepared to spend a few days with some of our closest friends. Our beloved friend Scott Burton who passed away beautiful view and as we sat around visiting and enjoying thescenicsurroundingsweall agreed our accommodations were simply meant to be, We were supposed to spend time together during this memorable trip instead of in separate spaces. Arriving late into the afternoon, we didn't spend much time there before deciding to make our way to the historical lighthouse so we wouldn't miss the rare ceremony at dusk. The seven of us piled into two cars; when we arrived at the park where Split Rock Lighthouse was located we pulled into the drive and stopped at the ranger's station to buy our permits. Rhonda, Tracy friend who we loved dearly and miss every day. Standing beneath the trees, away from the crowd of people, directly at dusk when the lighthouse lit up, with crowds cheering, and several boats lined up in a circular formation around the cliff, Scott's ashes were spread beneath a distinct pine tree in direct view of the century old lighthouse. As I held Scott's small statue of Jesus in my hand, I looked to the open sky above and thought I could hear his voice across the gentle breeze saying, "Hi Sissy, thanks for coming with." He always called me that because he said he thought of us as family. Tears were shed while we (a. Flash; b. Johnny Pod; c. Specs) (J.W. Myers); Washington Post March suddenly and tragically last and I were behind the rest hugged each other one by 4. On early TV appeared on "The (Sousa's Band); The Band Played On year loved lighthouses. He of the group in our vehicle one. Just as darkness was [ Defenders." (Dan Quinn) and Rhonda took several and we could tell there was falling across the forest, we (a. Martin Milner; b. Robert Reed; c. 1900--MaTiger Lily (Len Spencer) trips to the Duluth area and something wrong when a started up the trail to find Everett Sloane) 1905--Give My Regards To Broadway on one occasion toured gentleman came to the lead our vehicles. I couldn't help 5. Frank and Anne Hummert created the radio program called (a. The Guiding Light; b. L---ife Can Be Beautiful; c. The Romance of Helen Trent) (answers at the end of the Column) RADIO DAYS The following are important dates in old- time radio history: September 1, 1900--Don Wilson, long time announcer for the Jack Benny Show, was born. A MESS OF POTTAGE 1274 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 7 is entifled"Mercantilism: serving the absolute state." Spain in the 16th century was hammered by inflation, but that was not its only problem. The Spanish monarchy pushed over one hundred laws to direct the development of the Castilian textile industry, laws which ultimately destroyed a once- promising business. Also in an attempt to hurt the Muslim population in Grenada, the Crown virtually destroyed the silk industry in that region. POETIC FRAGMENTS Thomas Campbell (1777-1844) was a minor Romantic poet. Here is a portion of his poem "The Soldier's Dream": "When reposing that night on my pallet of straw By the wolf-scaring faggot that guarded the slain, At the dead of the night a sweet Vision I saw; And thrice ere the morning I dreamt it again." DHS, 1926 5 On January 31 the DHS girls' basketball team lost at Pembina 23-17. Evelyn Engelbrektson had nine pts. BILLBOARD'S TOP TEN 1970 August 22 (Billy Murray) 1910--Casey Jones (Billy Murray/ American Quartet) 1915--My Bird Of Paradise (Peerless Quartet) 1920--Hold Me (Al Hickman) 1925--If You Knew Susie (Eddie Cantor) 1930--Little White Lies (Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians) 1935--Cheek To Cheek (Fred Astaire); East of the Sun (And West Of The Moon) (Tom Coakley) 1940--I'11 Never Smile Again (Tommy Dorsey); Where Was I? (Charlie Barnett) 1945--On The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe (Johnny Mercer) 1950--Mona Lisa (Nat "King" Cole); Good Night, Irene (Weavers) 1955--Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley/Comets) 1960--It's Now Or Never (Elvis Presley) 1965--I GotYou Babe (Sonny and Cher) 1970- -Make It With You (Bread) 1975--Fallin' In Love (Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds) 1980--Magic (Olivia Newton-John) 1985--The Power Of Love (Huey Lewis/ News) 1990--Vision Of Love (Mariah Carey) 1995--Kiss From A Rose (Seal) 2000--Doesn't Really Matter (Janet) 2005--We Belong Together (Mariah Carey) 15 YEARS AGO On August 29, 1995, the DHS girls' basketball team defeated North Border 49- 30. Katie Halcrow had 12 pts. On August 31, 1995, the DHS girls' basketball team defeated Cavalier 46-33, with Katie Halcrow scoring 15 pts. KC's Students of the Week for August 1995 were Amber Olson and Jessica Gebur. NOTABLE QUOTES "I am William Wallace, and the rest of you will be spared. Go back to England and tell them there that Scotland's daughters and her sons are yours no more. Tell them Scotland is fleet" (from the film "Braveheart," with Mel Gibson as William Wallace) Nostalgia Quiz Answers (1. b; 2. c; 3. c; 4. b; 5. c) Obituary Walter iV. Harlow, 79 all the lighthouses in the vicinity. I remember him telling us about the trip and how much he enjoyed it. Scott was in the navy for a few years and acquired his love for these historicalmonuments during that time so it was only fitting his final resting spot should be near a lighthouse. Rhonda,TracyandIheaded out on the road to Duluth, meeting up with some of our closest friends halfway along the journey. We knew it was going to be difficult to find a motel room as it was the weekend when all the grand ships were coming into port and it was also the 100th anniversary of the Split Rock lighthouse. Plans were set for the lighthouse to be lit, a rare occasion, that Saturday. When we arrived we stopped at various motels only to find them all sporting no vacancy signs. As we drove along the road in our little caravan we suddenly came upon a resort sign with big letters reading, "Vacancy." We took the sharp turn and pulled in; the only accommodation available was a beautiful condo complete with the exact number of rooms we needed which cost less than a motel room would for each of us. We entered the space and marveled at the beautiful wood ceilings and recent updates. Walking past the main floor we realized there was a large deck overlooking Lake Superior. It was a car's window, shaking his head while calling on the radio. After a few minutes, he waved us in. Later we found out our lead car was to be the last car let into the park until our friend Pete said to him, "It is way more important for the car behind us to get in here tonight then for us." The man must have understood the concern in Pete's voice because ours became the last vehicle let into the park. We couldn't believe our luck and yet deep down I think we all knew it wasn't luck at all, it was Scott leading us where we needed to go. We walked through the gift shop and along the path to the lighthouse where we took a few pictures and admired the view. There were hundreds of people ready to witness the lighting ceremony so we started our trek down the long trail to the bottom of the hill. When we arrived, there were even more people sitting along the rocks on the shore but you could see the lighthouse standing majestic on the high cliff. The same image we viewed when Scott brought pictures back from their lighthouse tour. The spot was absolutely perfect, right near a beautiful birch tree. We all stood for a while visiting about our trip thus far and the many "coincidences" which occurred throughout the j ourney. It was a gathering of close friends prepared to say a final good-bye to our but feel a deep sense of connection to the people who walked beside me. It was an unforgettable moment when we all came together to remember our friend who was such a generous soul and died far too young. I picked up a beautiful plaque in the gift shop with a picture of a lighthouse sketched along the top that read, "Lighthouses help us to not forget how much we need each other along the way." I thought of those words as we walked quietly up the path and how Scott must have felt the same way about those historical figures that brought so many people to safety through the storms and struggles. I pictured him standing along the shore of the vast mass of water, looking to the cliff where the lighthouse stood, smiling as the rays glimmered across the water's surface. That night, we gathered again on the deck of our "coincidental" condo. The full moon spread a long glistening path across the water as we reminisced. It made me feel as if our friend was there with us, enjoying the laughter, and knowing exactly how much we all needed to gather at the foot of the lighthouse that day. It was his way of reminding us to never forget how much we need each other along the way. Rest in Peace our dear friend, you will always be remembered. e Walter N. Harlow, age 79, of Detroit Lakes, MN, passed away peacefully at Emmanuel Nursing Home on August 18th, 2010 Surrounded by his loving family. DormerlyofMoorhead, MN and Perham, MN, Walter was born on July 8, 1931 to Harry and Selma (Nelson) Harlow in Drayton, North Dakota. He was educated in Pembina County, ND, attended NDAC, NDSU, and Moorhead State College where he received his BA/BS in IndustrialArts, Math, and Business Education. Walter was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi. On April 12, 1958, Walter was united in marriage to Betty Louise Solhjem at Zion Lutheran Church near Leonard, ND. Walter proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He served in both the Minnesota and North Dakota National Guard and was Commanding Officer of several units in North Dakota. He retired as a Major. He was a proud member of VFW and American Legion. Walter started his teaching career in Gwinner, ND. He taught Special Education in Grand Forks, ND and was an Industrial Arts instructor at Fargo North and South High school. He also taught Adult Education Woodworking classes and was the instructor for the Carpenters Union during his long teaching career. Walter worked as a self-employed contractor specializing in home building, cabinetry, remodeling and repair. After retiring from teaching he worked for the US Postal Service in Fort Ransom, ND. Walter will be greatly missed by his family and friends; his loving wife Betty of Perham, MN; four daughters, Dianne Tyge of Perham, MN, Darleen (Johnnie) Griffin of Santee, CA, Doreen (Dana) Causer of Cando, ND and Denise (Mark) Christinson of Cavalier, ND; grandchildren Doretha Smith, Adam (Jennifer) Tyge, Tia Griffin, Tiffany Kukuk, Kenny Kukuk, Laura Christinson, Lucas Tyge, Lacey Christinson, and Jacob Tyge; great-grandson Nathaniel Smith, with second great-grandchild due in late December 2010 to Adam and Jenny; sisters, Elizabeth (Betty) Johnson of Hoople, ND and Bonnie (Vffllis) Puppe of Drayton, ND. Waiter's hobbies included family genealogy; woodworking, and gardening. He loved visiting with extended family and friends. He also enjoyed hearing stories about their lives and past experiences. Walter was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Selma (Nelson) Harlow and brothers, J. Kenneth, Emest, Donald and Marvin. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Emmanuel Nursing Home of Detroit Lakes, MN for the great care of our husband, dad and grandpa. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Boulger Funeral Home at 123 So 10th St., Fargo, ND. Visitation at Boulger Funeral Home is from lpm to 2 p.m. on Wednesday 25 August 2010 with services to follow at 2 p.m. Walter will be laid to rest at 1:00 pm on Thursday 26 August 2010 at the Drayton Cemetery in Drayton, ND. Dmyton,. New Potatoes Watermelon Garden Fresh Cucumbers Homemade Pie :: ! iiil i! i