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March came in like a LAMB! OUT LIKE A LION???

March 17th, Saint Patrick's Day! What a fabulous celebration! One of my favorite Irish blessings is:

May God grant you many years to live, for sure  he must be knowing. That the earth has angels far to few and heaven is overflowing!

On Saint Patrick's be sure and have fun,  hug a friend, smile and wave at your neighbor, look for all the signs of spring, eat green pancakes for breakfast and do not forget to look for leprecaun foot prints in the morning because they will be there!!   And at the end of your day~stop by a pub, have them draw you a fresh pint and "Slainte"

March 25th is the Feast of the Annunciation (Lady's Day)



The Tichborne Dole A Curious Folk Story

The Tichborne Dole is one of the eccentric British traditions and dates back to the thirteenth century. It take splace in the village of Tichborne near Airesford in Hampshire every year on March 25th the Feast of the Annunciation or Lady's Day.

Over 800 years ago there lived a kind and generous woman called Lady Maybela. It was custom in those days that if the woman had a lot of money, it all belonged to her husband from the day of their marriage. So, although Lady Maybela had been very rich, she had to ask her husband, Sir Roger de Tichborne, for anything she wanted.

Sir Roger was not the nicest of all people. Lady Maybela had to beg for everything she needed. Most of things she had gave to the poor.

When she was very ill and dying, she asked her husband if he would still be kind to the poor people after she was dead. She wanted him to give bread to the poor once a year. Sir Roger wasn't very happy about this, for he would have to give up some of his flour that he made from the wheat he grew and he didn't like to give anything away for nothing!

Now, remember Lady Maybela was very ill! Sir Roger took a burning log from the fire. He told his wife that however much of his land she could get round before the flames from the log went out, he would set aside for the growing of wheat and this wheat would be made into flour for the poor.

Lady Maybela called to her maids and they lifted her from her bed in to the grounds outside.

Now everyone knows that March is a very windy month, but as Sir Roger carried the burning log outside to watch Lady Maybela, the winds dropped and the flames from the log burned brightly with an unflickering. Lady Maybela tried to stand up but she was too weak, so she began to crawl on her hands and knees. As she disappeared in the distance, the servants held their breath and watched the flames on the log, Sir Roger was geting more and more angry as he saw how far his wife was crawling ~ he thought maybe he had set her an impossible task. He saw Lady Maybela turn and start to cross across the land ~ then still crawling, she turned again, this time to crawl down back to the house. All the time the flame burned brightly.

As Lady Maybela was nearing the  house, the log nearly all burned out, and when at last she reach the place where she started, the flame suddenly went out. She had crawled over an area of twenty-three acres!! These same twenty-three acres are, still today, know as "The Crawls".

Before Lady Maybela died she made Sir Roger promise to give all the flour grown on "The Crawls" to the poor every March 25th, and just to make sure he kept his promise she put a curse on the Tichborne family and house. The curse said that anyone in the family not giving flour to the poor on March 25th would find that their house would collapse, their money would be lost and seven sons would be born followed by seven daughter and the name Tochborne would die out.

The flour was given every year until 1796, when Sir Henry Tichborne gave money to the church instead of flour to the poor. He had seven sons, his eldest son had seven daughters, and half of the family fell down, so a very worried Sir Henry, A Sir Edward Doughty-Tichborne, started up the custom again~and things have been all right ever since.

Story told by Toni Arthur



Shannon Gar

512 West Main Street
Beulah, North Dakota, 58523

Kathy Maas

209 Central Avenue North
Hazen, North Dakota, 58545

Mike Just - Broker

209 Central Avenue North
Hazen, North Dakota, 58545

Tamara Cannon

209 Central Avenue North
Hazen, North Dakota, 58545

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Total Population 3,997
Male Population (51.2 %) 2,047
Female Population (48.8 %) 1,950
Percent Change Since 2000 -1.6 %
Percent Change Since 2010 1.3 %
Median Age 44.11
White Collar 1,292
Blue Collar 896
Total Households 1,703
Family Households 1,090
Non-family Households 614
Households With Children 434
Households Without Children 1,270
Average People Per Household 2.30
Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education:)
No High School 417
Some High School 119
Some College 443
Associate Degree 596
Bachelors Degree 433
Graduate Degree 33
Marital Status (Number of people who have the following marital status:)
Never Married 668
Married 1,712
Separated 129
Widowed 61
Divorced 214
Average Household Income $65,419
Median Household Income $57,732
Median Income Under 25 $30,769
Median Income 25-44 $70,946
Median Income 45-64 $79,833
Median Income Over 65 $38,250
Percent Increase/Decrease in Income Since 2000 36.0 %
Percent Increase/Decrease in Income Since 2010 -2.0 %
Average Household Net Worth $378,423
Median Home Sale Price $158,000
Sales Tax Rate 5.0 %
Sales Tax Type PL
Average Household Total Expenditure $52,486
Average High in January 21.60 °F
Average Low in January 2.10 °F
Average High in July 83.30 °F
Average Low in July 56.90 °F
Annual Precipitation 47.75 in.
Air Pollution Index 96
Other Amenities
Airport Dickinson - Theodore Roosevelt Regional
Miles To Airport 58
Miles To Junior College 58
Miles To University 54
Sports Team Twins
Miles To Sports Team 437
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