Tuesday, September 22, 2015

VIEW from the BRIDGE
By Muncie

I am going to take a break again and at this time I do not know for how long. My Morger family lost another daughter, Lisa Morger Miller, Saturday morning 9/19/15. She was “a Fort Benton Girl” as loyal as could be. She loved Fort Benton and visited often to stay in the home she was raised in. She was a teacher, mostly 4th grade, and loved her students.  

Many of you knew Lisa, went to school with her, and will remember her as the loving person she was.

It is difficult losing her after losing Audra four (4) years ago and my Sweetheart Wally a year and a half (1½) ago. Audra and Lisa were much too young but we do not have choices.  I just keep saying, “Enjoy every minute of every day.”

If you haven’t already seen it, drive by the Ag Museum and the mural that is being painted by Jeanette, a very talented artist, amongst many other hats that she wears. Her artistic talent was purchased at a silent auction in Billings. I am involved because she is staying with me. She is the Operations Manager of the Moss Mansion in Billings, teaches, volunteers, and is a mother to a 5 year old and 11 month old. (I thought I was busy and I certainly do not have the energy.)

It is now Monday morning and Jeanette made a last minute check at the Ag. She put in an over 12 hour day yesterday to finish the work. See Bethany’s picture and interview in this paper.

Reader’s, this mural is absolutely awesome. You know that I use awesome when something is perfect. It takes your breath away when you see the detail. The outside lighting does more for the mural than inside the Convention Center wall with artificial lighting.  Convention Center is my name for the big room at the Ag.)

Take yourselves, your children, and your grandchildren to see this mural.  It is not only a lesson in art but in history and homesteading. Your Kiddos will love it because of the deer and lamb that are in the picture. Women will love it because of the daisies and men will love it because of the horses and the farm house. I think that about covers it. I hope that it means as much to you as it does to me.

I have a correction from last week. I reported that the Butter Braid (I even had the name wrong as Braided Bread) had three (3) flavors. Actually there are several more to choose from.

Members are to pick up their order forms a.s.a.p. at the Library. They are to be turned in by October 22nd and the bread will be delivered at the November meeting. Yummy!

Last Tuesday’s late afternoon dinner was the first of the season at the Golden Age Senior Center. It was well attended and the guest speaker was Marta Ferguson. She was a “hoot” and kept us laughing at stories about the High School and the students. (Don’t worry Kids, there was nothing incriminating and no names were mentioned.)  It was one of the most entertaining evenings I have spent lately.  Go Marta-Horn. (Now don’t you students start calling her that because I will be blamed? I have writer’s privilege.)

I know that there are items I am forgetting to tell you about but at this time I cannot think what they are. You all take care of yourselves, be careful and cautious in everything you do, play your sports for the fun of it, and remember that you are only young once.

My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT. “If you don’t eat your vegetables, you will never grow up.”