About 33 folks enjoyed a $2 Bucks Meal at the Senior Center last Thursday, May 22nd. A delicious roast beef dinner plus dessert and lots of coffee was offered to the hungry guests. Scott Kessler, Administrator of Adrian Care Center picked up the tab and he also spoke about the Care Center and was willing to answer any questions. Keep an eye on the Review when the next $2 Buck meal will be served. Forgot to mention last week that I visited with Henry and Alice Hanson and the news that they have seven horses being trained for running at Canterbury Downs in Shokapee!
Our sympathy to Ona Galles and the family of well known Keith Galles who was laid to rest on Sunday, May 25th at a 2:00 p.m. Mass in St. Adrian Church. The Mass was officiated by Father Tom Jennings, Luverne, and Father Andrew Beerman, Adrian. Readers, Casketbearer, gift bearers and Honorary Casketbearers were family members. Keith was so interested in so many hobbies and also owed the Leuthold Clothing Store in Worthington for over 35 years! He and Oma retired and moved to Luverne in 2010 after living in Shakopee for about ten years. Keith is survived by his wife Ona, three children, Shane, Amy and Jeremy; two step children Tami and Troy; and three grandchildren, seven step grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters, Marie, Carol, Carolyn and Rosemary. Blessed be the memory of Keith Galles.
32 T-shirts hanging in a row, all belong to Dillon John, that you certainly know!
Yes, this writer counted 32 when she attended the graduation party for Adrian High School graduate Dillon John at the VFW Hall in Wilmont on Saturday, May 24th. Beneath the line of shirts were tables covered with medals, scrapbooks, awards, scholarships, etc. Dillon has been a busy young man all through high school and now he will be heading to college with all that knowledge he learned at Adrian High! His many guests had delicious food to chose from and lots of conversation. Oh by the way, Dillon’s mom washes all the T-shirts, but Dillon does all the folding and putting away! Shelly is a good teacher. At Dillon’s party, I had the chance to thank Mr. Jason Olson for the 12 years he spent in Adrian teaching and putting on plays and musicals. He now needs to move closer to his family and we understand, but we will miss his talents.
Bailee Ross, daughter of Dale and Vicky held her open house on Saturday, May 24th in our beautiful Legion Hall in Adrian. Baylee’s grandpa Willy Nath made popcorn for the guests and it was put in the largest bowl I have ever seen! A display of Baylee's quilts covered the table and one made by her grandmother Marguerite Nath was hung on the wall for display. It is truly lovely and a work of art! The food was delicious and so much! Many Cook relatives came and as I sat at their table I heard lots of news from “way back”! They are a close knit family. By the way Willy the popcorn was great! It was a perfect day for graduation parties and Bailee looked lovely in a beautiful spring dress - also no shoes toward the end of the party!
Thanks Marty Weiss for your help at the cemetery! No, he wasn’t digging a grave for me!
Joanne Klein from Conrad, Iowa stopped at the Subway last week to greet old friends. Sandy Suedkamp came in for a visit with Joanne. Joanne is the wife of the late Bob Klein, a former Adrianite. Bob’s mom Rose Klein is living in an apartment in Springfield, MN. Joanne also stopped to see her aunt Lenore Watry.
Our Memorial Day in Adrian was so great. Father Beerman had a 8:30 a.m. Mass in honor of all Veterans living and deceased. Many gathered at the city cemetery to pay respects to those veterans buried there. Pastor Barr of the First Baptist Church prayed and gave a short meaningful eulogy. Legion members gave the gun salute and taps was played. By the time everyone gathered at St. Adrian cemetery a fine mist was falling and many umbrellas came out, but all stayed for Pastor Barr. So many went directly to the Legion Club and were so impressed with all the beautifully decorated tables and a great noon meal was prepared by the ladies of Post #32 of Adrian Auxiliary. The President is Diane Strassburg of Magnolia. All tables were full and I counted over 100 that enjoyed the meal and short program. Junior (Herman) Boltjes read a tearful tender poem about a veteran that touched everyone. I finally found out about the beautiful quilt hanging in the Legion. The quilt was designed and made by the students in Mrs. Sell’s Home Economics class and presented to the American Legion when they finished their beautiful building. All the members were so impressed with that gift from Adrian High School. Thanks Legion members and Auxiliary members for a beautiful Memorial Day Service.
May God continue to bless us with timely rains and sunny days.