Friday, January 18, 2008


im very sad. so i have been talking with Kara, who besides my cousin Paul (and actually prob. more than my cousin paul as i think he is only 21 or 22) has known me the longest out of all my friends on myspace (we went to kindergarden together and school up through 9th grade....) (oh except for jess but we dont talk) im glad she is on myspace and we have been playing the

"where are the people we went to elementary school with" game.

there are a few people who over the years I wonder where they are..
1. wayne treep, i was going to write a memior once and the title would be "where the hell is wayne treep?" wayne is a police officer in wisconsin..
2. bryan roddy, whereabouts-unknown.
3. tezra johnson...who was a girl who was picked on horribly when i was in school, had a very um interesting family life and basically was goth and emo before those things existed. I learned from kara that she died:


Tezra Foster

April 29, 1977 - Sept. 20, 2003

Tezra Je Ann Foster, 26, of Ogema, died as the result of an automobile accident in the town of Prentice on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003. She was born in Waukesha on April 29, 1977. She attended grade school in Waukesha and was a 1995 graduate of Tomahawk High School.

She was married to Troy Foster in the First Lutheran Church in Ogema on Aug. 1, 1998. She was employed by Norco Windows of Hawkins and tended bar at the Coach Tavern in Ogema. In her free time she enjoyed her family and friends and laughing with them, playing softball and bowling.

She is survived by her husband, Troy; one daughter, Tia Mary, and one son, Trey Alan, both living at home; her mother, Mary (Clem Jr.) Haring of Irma; her great-grandfather, Lawrence Paul Anzivino Sr. of Waukesha; and seven brothers and sisters, Dennis W. Ristau of Tomahawk, Joseph R. Ristau of Irma, Jerame L. Ristau of Irma, Keari Ann Webie of Tomahawk, Clem Haring III of Tomahawk and Gerry Haring and Forrest Haring, both of Merrill. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jerry and Ruth Johnson, and by one brother, Daniel Jay Ristau.

and then this


Erika Ann Mortensen

June 22, 1977 - May 26, 2007

Erika Ann Mortensen, 29, took her final journey home with the angels Saturday, May 26, 2007. She courageously battled a brain tumor for the last year and a half.

Erika was born June 22, 1977, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and was raised in Wisconsin. She was a 1995 graduate of Waukesha West High School. Since 2001, she lived in Colorado.

Erika is survived by her son, Julian; parents, Cynthia Snell of Divide, Colo., and Sveinung Mortensen of Norway; stepfather, Kirk Plush of Divide; stepbrother, Jonathan Plush of Ohio; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, both in the United States and Norway.

The family would like to thank Odyssey Health Care, Joyce and Greg Plush, Nichole Rolain of Wisconsin, Jessy Ellefson of Colorado Springs, Colo., and their many friends for their support and love.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Julian's college fund.

this really bums me out.
thats two people that I know of from my elementary school (erica mortensen being the other who also died very young and left behind a young son) who are already dead and not of the "their fault" (drugs drinking etc..) variety. tezra died of a car crash and erica died of a brain tumor. Tezra was 26, erica 29.

sorry for the downer post, between this and owens 104.4 fever last night (and subsequent 98.6 temp this am) I am in a pretty wretched state.

thanks for the mad lib ryan and ashley. it helped.
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