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Bob Lind, Published November 18 2013

Neighbors: Owner of special 1960 baby spoon sought

Attention, the guy named Jeffrey, who was born June 7, 1960, making you 53 years old: Neighbors has your baby spoon.

But the credit for finding it goes to Karen Stolt of Fargo.

Karen writes that since this column sometimes prints mysteries, she sent in the spoon and her story.

“I was treasure hunting around town,” she writes, “bought a baggy of spoons and found this spoon in it.”

It’s a small silver spoon on which is engraved “Birth record of Jeffrey, P.M., June 7, 1960.”

“As a grandmother of five,” Karen writes, “I know it is expensive and it’s hard to find these anymore. Someone went to a lot of work and expense to make this little spoon.

“I hope someone would know who little Jeffrey is, or who will want this little lost spoon.”

So if you’re “little Jeffrey,” or know who he is, let Neighbors know at one of the addresses below.

50 years ago

On Veterans Day last week, John “Greg” Kost, formerly of Moorhead and now of Islamorada, Fla., writes that he exchanged notes with the captain of the destroyer Greg was serving on Nov. 22, 1963, during John’s first Navy assignment.

It was at a time when their ship was patrolling the Mediterranean Sea while, as Greg says, “We played cat-and-mouse with Soviet ships on a day and night basis” during those Cold War days.

That day the ship received a message: President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated.

Greg and his captain, now 90, in their messages last week, “recalled the horror” of receiving that news, Greg says. “All ships were sent to general quarters until the situation was understood more clearly.”

Anybody who was around that day 50 years ago this week will, like Greg, remember what you were doing when you first heard the terrible news out of Dallas.

If you have an item of interest for this column, mail it to Neighbors, The Forum, Box 2020, Fargo, ND 58107; fax it to (701) 241-5487; or email blind@forumcomm.com