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A VIEW FROM A DIFFERENT WINDOW II


During the days of my childhood and youth there was a saloon on main street in our town that was called the Pool Hall. It is true that there were a couple of pool tables in the back but it was … Continue reading

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A VIEW FROM A DIFFERENT WINDOW


In our town there was a pub that had carried the name, THE TAVERN, for many years but, at approximately the time when I became an adult, new owners took over and named it, DEW DROP INN.  The building was … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 29


Saturday night was the time for going to town. Everybody worked six days a week and most ranch employees were expected to put in seven days. But, Sunday was their only hope for a break. This made Saturday the majority … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 28


There were no longer enough children in the district to meet the requirements for operating a school and no prospects of any increase so the district was consolidated with the town district, #8. The Newlan Creek School was abandoned. The … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 27


In the spring of 1943 I was introduced to the sheep raising business. I took a job with a sheepman by the name of Sam Stoyanoff, a Bohemian who had a ranch down the valley near the mouth of Benton … Continue reading

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A STORY IF PILGRIMS 26


It was probably in 1942 that we got our first radio. Bill and I were both making money and decided to go together on a radio for Mama’s birthday, the seventh of July. We secretly sent an order to Montgomery … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 24


In 1936 Daddy contracted with Art Buckingham to fence a section of land for him on the headwaters of Butte Creek and Copper Creek. He needed to get started on this job as early in the spring as possible which … Continue reading

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THE GOLD BOX


I do not know where this story originated.  I saw it in Western Ag Reporter, a weekly newspaper out of Billings, Montana. Over the phone, Jack’s mother told him, “Mr. Belser died last night. the funeral is Wednesday.” Memories flashed … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 23


While there may never have been a better time to be a child, it was not so easy for a mother and housekeeper. I can recall my mother scrubbing clothes on a washboard in a tub. But even before she … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 22


If winter was enjoyable, then summer was pure paradise. With those long, warm days and a whole countryside to roam over with bicycling, swimming, fishing or just lying on the barn roof watching the clouds drift by. To tell all … Continue reading

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