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NOTICE TO OUR READERS... We expect that you may want to update yourselves by checking the Windmill now & then. Just a reminder that it is not only the NEWS which is updated. I will add new items to the other pages listed on your left also. I also hope to soon update the individual family pages with more recent photos.   Also, please note that as the news gets older it will eventually be moved to the ARCHIVES pages. Hope you enjoy it...Ralph & Craig

RALPH HITS THE BIG “80” AS HE CELEBRATES HIS FOUR SCORE BIRTHDAY AND RETIRES AS PUBLISHER OF THE “WINDMILL”

                     Here is a URL (web page) of photos which Colleen Webber                         took during the celebration:..click on the photos to enlarge

http://picasaweb.google.com/cagwebber/Ralph80th?authkey=Gv1sRgCLa0s4LntPTRdA&feat=email#

Dear Van B family..I have enjoyed publishing the WINDMILL these past 19 years and will look forward to the time when someone during my lifetime will take over as publisher....better hurry<:)..Your publisher...Ralph

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT...to my nieces & nephews and their offspring.   IT IS TIME THAT I...RALPH JOHN JOSEPH VAN BEUSEKOM ... DO HEREBY DECLARE THAT I WILL CEASE TO PUBLISH THE WINDMILL EFFECTIVE WITH WHICH EVER DAY below COMES FIRST.

A.. MY 80TH BIRTHDAY ON 28 OCTOBER 09

B.. 1 JANUARY 10...THE NEW YEAR

C. UPON MY DEATH (NO DATE PLEASE)

I NOTE BY MY FILES THAT THE FIRST COPY WAS APPARENTLY PUBLISHED ON 6 SEPT 1990..AND THE LAST PRINTED ONE WAS THE CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED ON 11 DEC 1999.

A FEW THINGS HAPPENING IN THE 1999 WINDMILL AND REFERRED TO WERE: BRAD IS IN COLLEGE & STUDYING TILL 3 AM.....STEVE STAACK IS ON BUSINESS TO AUSTRALIA & SOUTH KOREA.....GRASSIES TAKE IN A COLORFUL FALL TRIP THRU PA AND TO HOBOKEN NJ...ANDREA BECOMES A CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDER...BECKY HAD 2 FOOT SURGERIES AND HAS QUITE A TIME RUNNING FROM THE GUYS AT THE U....HELEN & ED ARE PLANNING TO GO TO PHOENIX FOR 3 MONTHS...BILL & HARRIET WILL AGAIN GO TO FLORIDA BUT FOR ONLY 2 MONTHS THIS YEAR...MOORES BUY PROPERTY NEAR WHITE BEAR---NEIGHBORS MOVE OUT....CHIP IS IN HIS 7TH YEAR AT HOME COMFORT SALES AT MINNEGASCO....CRAIG IS WRAPPING UP HIS FIRST SEMESTER AT THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY...PAM/GARY MAKE A TRIP TO COLORADO SPRINGS....MIKE CONTINUES TO RUN CROSS COUNTRY AT UOFM...ETC ETC

APPARENTLY I HINTED TO THE READERS AT THAT TIME THAT SOMEONE COULD TAKE OVER..BUT TO NO AVAIL....DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN 1999 GOING FORWARD BUT AT SOME TIME AROUND THEN I APPARENTLY STARTED DOING THE WINDMILL VIA THE INTERNET...I SEE THAT THE INTERNET ARCHIVES START IN 2004...SO THE NEWS HISTORY IS ALMOST ALL AVAILABLE THRU MY HARD COPIES & THE ARCHIVES (THANKS TO CRAIG) HE DUN TOOK IT IN HIS HAND TO BE DA ARCHIVE MAN.

I'M QUITE SURE YOU MIGHT WANT THIS TO CONTINUE...AND IF SO...WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE STEP FORTH...OR MAYBE A MOTHER/DAUGHTER COMBO OR A FATHER/SON COMBO...BROTHER/SISTER ... HUSBAND/WIFE OR WHATEVER WORKS. I WILL HELP YOU GET STARTED BUT WILL NOT BE LOOKING OVER YOUR SHOULDER. THE PUBLISHER CAN DO WHATEVER HE/SHE LIKES...MAYBE YOU WANT TO USE A DIFFERENT PROGRAM THAN THE NET OBJECTS FUSION ONE WE ARE CURRENTLY USING...CHANGE THE WHOLE LAYOUT...SOME OF THAT INGENUITY BY THE YOUNGER FOLKS WOULD BE GREAT.

WILL ALL NIECES AN NEPHEWS PLEASE PASS THIS INFO TO YOUR CHILDREN IN CASE THEY MAY NOT HAVE GOTTEN THE WORD....SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS HAVE AN ANNUAL FEE BUT I'M SURE THE WINDMILL READERS WOULD BE HAPPY TO CHIP IN FOR THAT.

SO LETS GET GOING ALL...THINK ABOUT THIS CAREFULLY & THEN THROW YOUR NAME IN THE HAT. WHO WILL BE OUR SAVING HERO.

Ralph Van B
rvbdutch@comcast.net

 

NEWS UPDATE ON STEVE GRASSIE....THE FBI GUY

THE BELOW INFO WAS RECEIVED FROM DIANE GRASSIE REGARDING SON, STEVE.Hi, Steve’s happily ensconced in D. C. He’s currently renting a one BR place one and a half blocks from his office in the Hoover Bldg. He oversees the “western” region encompassing Mpls., Omaha, Portland, Anchorage, Sacramento, San Francisco (and I think one or two more cities). He’s not certain how much traveling it will entail. He’s really happy to be there. Still has no renters for his Hoboken place and is keeping his eyes open for a 2 BR condo to buy near where he’s currently living. Love, De                                                   Posted 27 Oct 09

PAUL VAN BEUSEKOM WEDS CASSANDRA OLSON

Saturday afternoon on 12 September finds friends and relatives of Paul and Cassandra gathered in the courtyard for the wedding of this lovely couple on a beautiful sunny afternoon at the Ramada Inn in NE Minneapolis. Pastor Ron Sykes conducted the ceremony and then declared them husband & wife to the applause of those gathered.

A great reception at the Ramada followed this ceremony......with a cocktail hour & then a delicious dinner.  The dancing followed shortly after and went into the night....with almost everyone kicking up their heels a bit. A great wedding enjoyed by all.

Top row.....bride & groom on all pics.. .middle The Dutch song (Long shall you live in glory) tradition..  somewhat different attire on the right

Bottom...cousins & cousins in-law of Paul. Middle.. Paul’s great uncles and aunts..

Click to enlarge Posted 9-15-09

Bill & Harriet Van Beusekom celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Jeanette Quinn seems to have grown horns (very lovely).

Host & hostess Keith and Kelly

R upper-Ed, Lorraine and Bill -L .the anniversary couple Bill & Harriet

In late August Bill and Harriet celebrated their big 60th wedding anniversary with their family and friends at their son, Keith’s home in Golden Valley. Their children, Keith & Kelly hosted a very fine party with libations and a delicious spread of food. All attending enjoyed the get together and wished the couple many more anniversaries.

CRAIG VAN BEUSEKOM AND ASHLEY MEDIN ARE WED

   On 27 June, Craig & Ashley were married by Pastor Medin (Ashley’s Father). After a beautiful wedding ceremony at church we enjoyed a great reception in a park by a lake in Shoreview, MN We had a great time socializing, dancing and enjoyed a delicious meal. The following Monday the couple flew back to their home in Alaska and then went on a camping trip for their honeymoon. They took 157 photos while on their Wrangell Mountains Twaharpies Glacier Traverse Adventure. Here is the website url to see these photos:          http://picasaweb.google.com/alaskacraigandashley                                                                                                                                  

Click on photos to enlarge

Posted 7-11-09

Here’s a link from Kathy to the couples honeymoon photos... http://picasaweb.google.com/craig.vanbeusekom

THE MARRIAGE OF RANDY VAN BEUSEKOM AND ANN ZOZGORNIK

UPPER..L to R..Bridesmaids with Randy & Ann...Bride & Groom...Randy & his Groomsmen SECOND ROW...Janet S does Ruth’s hair in the morning...Ralph & Ruth and their three sons..Randy..Rick..Rob...The three Brothers THIRD ROW...Rick..Rob & wife Nancy...Rob & Son Cole           BOTTOM ROW...Randy & Ann opening gifts the day after the wedding.

As many of you have probaly already noticed...the above photos which I took are primarily our immediate family...I would welcome some other good wedding photos. The below photos were taken by Jurek & Telega.  Be sure to click on photo for larger view.

These photos posted 7-1-09

Give this url a try for more photos. I believe you will have to create a password to see them :http://photo2.walgreenscom/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=200371005/a=13441116_13441116/

The many guests seemed to have enjoyed the day as they moved from the church to the reception and danced into the night after having dinner. It was a grand day and we all congratulate Randy and our new daughter-in-Law Ann.     Posted 5-19-09