Salol News by Genevieve Michal


December 4, 2021

Dayton Grafstrom's 90th birthday party!

The birds seem to be thankful that many of us are filling the bird feeders again.

On Thanksgiving families in the community gathered to visit and enjoy good food.

Bethany Van Ep, from Kansas City, was up visiting the Nels Grafstrom Family. They all went to East Grand Forks for Thanksgiving with the Van Ep family.

Sally Michal, from St. Paul, came for a Thanksgiving visit. While here she also visited with her brothers and Bernie Bohlinger.

Del & Marcy Santl visited Marv & Shirley Koop in Thief River Falls. On Thanksgiving they had supper at Neil & Angie Santl's.

Saturday guests at Wendy & Scott Monkman's were Patrick & Stacy and Kristin & Kiana.

Dennis Monkman is doing well at the Roseau hospital with lots of Physical therapy. Diane joined him for a nice Thanksgiving dinner and spends days there.

Dave & Josh Pellet were guests at Dayton & Mary Grafstroms family

Verna Grafstrom's large family was there for Thanksgiving. Sunday visitors were Vernell Beito, Thora, Brita??, Harlee and Jagger Bunke, Luke Grafstrom & I.

The Sven & Heather Grafstrom family spent Thanksgiving at Fergesons in Rugby.

The "Food Shelf Drive" at the Salol Church was very successful.

Prayers are for Orville Mickelson in the hospital at Princeton with Covid.

Elaine Naslund is making good time on her trip back to Naples. She texts that traveling is a tough job for "Willow", her special doggy!

Larry & Marvel Monkman are babysitting for their granddaughter at Shane's this week.

Dayton Grafstrom's family helped him celebrate his 90th birthday. He blew all the candles out!

Verna went to Jason Braatens for his birthday.

Jens Grafstrom's family joined together for a taco birthday party.

My brother Sam noted that to remember the year of birth makes it easier to remember how old people are!

November 29th birthdays- Dayton (1931), Jens (2013), Jason Braaten (1971), Kathy Forpahl (1946) and Sonja Nefstead (1938).

November 30th Lamore Salmonson (1943)

December 1st Hope Grafstrom (2003)

Birthday Blessings

Instead of counting candles or tallying the years,

Contemplate your birthday now As your birthday nears.

Consider special people who love you, and who care.

And others who've enriched your life just by being there.

Think about the memories passing years can never mar

Experiences great & small,

That have made you who you are.

Another year is a happy gift so cut your cake and say,

"Instead of counting birthdays,

I count blessings every day!"

By Joanna Fuchs

Please call or send a note when you or someone has a special birthday. Also call with your news.


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