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'Old' horse memories and grandparent appreciation

Today, another memory out of the past.The picture was sent in by Joyce Erickson, formerly of Devils Lake, N.D., and now of Hastings, Minn.The old picture is mottled, but hopefully you can make out Tom Holstein, on the left, complete with his must...

Joyce Holstein's grandpa Tom Holstein (left) with his son and grandson and their horses
Joyce Holstein's grandpa Tom Holstein (left) with his son and grandson and their horses

Today, another memory out of the past.

The picture was sent in by Joyce Erickson, formerly of Devils Lake, N.D., and now of Hastings, Minn.

The old picture is mottled, but hopefully you can make out Tom Holstein, on the left, complete with his mustache and "his horses that he loved," Joyce writes.

Tom was her grandfather.

Next to Tom is his son Angelo, and Angelo's son, unnamed, is next to him.

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Joyce doesn't give a date for this picture or where it was taken, but it undoubtedly was in North Dakota.

"Growing up in North Dakota years ago," she writes, "I was used to seeing horses go down the street."

Joyce sent this photo to Neighbors because she says she likes to see pictures from "the old days" in the newspaper.

Attention, grandparents

Sunday, Sept. 10, is national Grandparents' Day. So, in closing today's column, Neighbors passes along some good advice from the 1990 State of the Union address by President George H.W. Bush.

"I'm going to ask something of every one of you," Bush said.

"Let me start with my generation, the grandparents out there.

"You are our living link to the past. Tell your grandchildren the story of the struggles waged at home and abroad, of sacrifices freely made for freedom's sake.

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"And tell them your own story as well-because every American has a story to tell."

For sure, Mr. President.

If you have an item of interest for this column, mail it to Neighbors, The Forum, Box 2020, Fargo, ND 58107, fax it to 241-5487 or email blind@forumcomm.com .

Joyce Holstein's grandpa Tom Holstein (left) with his son and grandson and their horses
Bob Lind, Neighbors columnist

Opinion by Bob Lind
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