Barry Branvold

Profile Updated: May 28, 2022
Barry Branvold
Barry Branvold

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Barry Branvold

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Barry Branvold

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
Where did you go after High School? Grand Forks, ND USA
Spouse/Partner: none
Occupation: Previuously Owner of a Collectibles Store, retired Aug 1, 2015
Children/Grandchildren: None
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When looking at profiles with NO comments, I realized I should write something. I taught Math in Cavalier after graduating from UND in 1974 with classmate Don Walter. After 2 years I moved to Wisconsin to teach.I also taught in East Grand Forks for a year. After teaching I worked for B. Dalton, ran a fitness center and worked as a teacher at Aaker's Business College. Since 1983, I have owned and operated a Collectibles store. The flood of 1997 really hit me hard, I was in a store downtown in the City Center Mall-4 feet of dirt, I eventually reopened a store on South Washington and later moved to the K-Mart Mall. I retired in 2015 but kept an office is the mall for 2 more years. During the pandemic I got divorced. I now live quietly in my same condo on 32nd and Cherry. I have been dating a very special woman since April of 2022. We have known each other for over 40 years. She was married to a guy I played softball with. She has been divorced for 20 years. Life is really good, I worked as the Central rep for this website and the 50th Reunion which we had a year late in 2021. I am also on the alumni board for Teacher Hall of Fame. I stay busy with my Girlfriend, selling online, and with my church, Sharon Lutheran.

School Story:

I sometimes regret not having done more extra curricular activities. I look through my yearbook and see classmates who worked on the yearbook or school paper and wonder Why I didn't do that. I guess having a job throughout my high school years didn't always allow that.
I recall the funniest thing from high school involved Bob Clayburg. He read (Quite loudly) some printing etched inside a drawer in Physics class "Mr Evju is a son-of-a-bitch". Mr Evju walked over and Bob said, "It's what it says here in the drawer". Mr Evju, in his own special way said, "Well, that's what they say, but you know it's not true." I always had a lot of respect for Mr. Evju, after that, but I laugh every time I think of that day.

Do you see/hangout with any classmates?

I see Fred Larson occasionally around Grand Forks, and Don Dubuque is in my service Club, Katie Larson and I went to the same church until she moved to Minneapolis to be close to her kids, Nancy Bjerke still attends that church, I see some other classmates around town when I recognize them, some have changed quite a but.
I did visit Paul Kube on a trip to San Diego, he and his wife had me over for supper.
Many close High School friends, I rarely if ever see, Dennis Sollom is a Doctor in Fargo whom I haven't seen in many years, Andy Lee has dropped off the edge of the world, Brent Porter lived in Denver, but has now moved back to Grand Forks. Jim Murphy and Don Walter have passed away, I am sure there are others I am forgetting.

If you could go back in time, what would you change?

I always wanted to write a book, I guess there is still time!

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May 28, 2022 at 9:58 AM

My Girlfriend.

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Mar 14, 2022 at 10:11 AM

Happy Birthday, Bruce. Some nice photos of the gang at the State BKB tournament. Your brother Terry told me you were attending, I guess you did not get the memo that went to all the other guys, wear dark pants! Enjoy the day for an old guy at 70! I still have a month before it happens to me!

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Jan 07, 2022 at 9:16 AM

Mike, as we knew him in High School came back to ND from where he lived in California after his retirement. I saw him occassionally when he came to Grand Forks from Portland/Mayville to play trivia at the El Roco. He had an extensive music knowledge as he had worked as a DJ in California and he often gave me odd music for me to use when I hosted trivia. His wife often came with him, and I met his daughters at the funeral. It is odd that we did not see each other that often, but, now, I miss our conversations.

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Posted on: Nov 08, 2021 at 8:33 PM

Happy Birthday one day early, We missed you at the last reunion

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Sep 20, 2021 at 9:52 AM

Happy Birthday, Don, I enjoyed seeing you at the reunion!

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I have tons of pictures on my computer, It was time to post some on this website. Under "Post a Comment" it also has "Add Photo" and/or "Add Video". If I did not set a good example, who else will?

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I enjoy playing trivia with friends (Pre Covid) at a local bar

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Big Dogz from local radio station, Terry Dullum and Comedian Bob Zany, some of my friends.

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My Wednesday Golfing buddies

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Each year my siblings get together

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Jul 21, 2021 at 11:42 AM

I miss traveling to see my good friends, including artist Don Rosa

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At 93 My Mother is still living in 2021

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Mar 07, 2021 at 11:36 AM

Hey Bruce, I see you have a Birthday in a week. Didn't Janet already have her Birthday? So you married an "Older" woman? We are talking about an online meeting soon, we were kind of waiting for Covid-19 situation to have more clarity. Pick a day that works for you. Maybe I will remember to write to you on the actual day! If not, Happy Birthday week!

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Sep 19, 2020 at 10:25 AM

I added Donald as a guest when I posted his Obituary. I knew him from grade school, but he was not listed in our yearbook.

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Central Steps 1969 (Larger view from home page)
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Group photo on the GF Central Steps in 2000.
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2000 Reunion, Me, Nancy, Randy Spicer
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2000 Reunion, Bill Stewart and Nancy Bjerke
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2000 Reunion, Larry Bosma, P-Gard (in Back), Conrad K.
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2000 Reunion, Nancy, Doug Johnson
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Someone spoke about the Tunnel at Central in their profile. It was memorable and here is a photo.
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At the First D23 (Disney) Convention Sept. 2009