With old friends and new ones at Fozzie's


December 16, 2023

Aaron Rose, Jeremy Byfuglien, Oliver Ullman, and Ryan Halvorson

In she came, this tall, attractive woman in her early fifties and she knew me somehow.

Her name, she said, is Jill Troutner and she is Ray "Tork" Thorkildson's daughter, and they had driven over from the Waubun area.

We talked a little and she had graduated from West Point in 1993, a great honor even to be appointed to a military academy and a heckuva accomplishment because it's four years of hard work.

"Yes, I know you," she said, adding that her mom had sat her down when she was a teenager and showed her an article I had written about Autumn maybe 36 years ago.

"You were like, 'Hey, I'm m...

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