Wednesday, October 26, 2016

View From The Bridge 10/26/16

VIEW from the BRIDGE
By Muncie

A week ago Tuesday evening I attended the Fort Benton High School Concert at the Elementary School.  Those youngsters are so talented and since the band is an elective, the whole scene is one of love of music. I think I heard that there were 27 members in the band.

I hope that music is a great part of your life. It is the most relaxing kind of entertainment for the mind and soul.

The newly formed Choir performed first. If I heard right, there were four (4) freshmen girls and one (1) senior girl. There were also two (2) young men. They did a terrific job and they have only had a few weeks practice.

I had a most enjoyable evening and the parents of the music students were enough to fill quite a few seats.  My appreciation goes to Eric Lenington for his patience and being so cool.

A huge touchdown thank you to Coach Skip Ross for writing about the games in detail. As I have said before, I am not very knowledgeable about football and it helps so much to read his descriptions. Russ Axtman does a great job too in his announcing at the games and between the two of them I get a good drift on what was going on. Of course, I have “Mr. Football Statistics sitting beside me and that is a little bit of help too.

In spite of this year’s record your fans “Are all behind you now, and we will profit by your creed.” As you know that are a few lines from the school song. So, GO LONGHORNS!

Who ever said they have nothing to do in Fort Benton? Just check out the schedule in the River Press if you have some time with nothing to do. There is always something going on and this coming Saturday evening will be another of those times. The Missoula Children’s Theatre will present Aladdin. Have you see some of the commercials on TV? The background settings and the costumes are phenomenal. I can hardly wait to get over to the Fort Benton Elementary School to watch this free performance. Oh yes, it is free to the public. So, see you there.

There will be food, silent auction, live auction, and everything else that goes on for fund raisers. Come on over and not only have a good time but help support Shonkin town with their work on the Community House. See you there too.

A young girl from Fairfield was killed in an automobile accident because she did not have her seat belt on. According to her family on the local news, she always wore her seat belt and they do not know why she did not just that once.

This young girl’s name was Lauren Goldhahn and she is the granddaughter of Diane Goldhahn and the grandniece of Mary Zanto both of Fort Benton.

There is to be a fund raiser on Sunday November 20, 2016 at Fairfield Public School. It is always that one time that a seatbelt isn’t worn that an accident occurs.

There will be lunch from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. The silent auction will run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the live auction will take place at 4:00 p.m.

If you have donations for the silent or live auction please contact Diane Goldhahn at 622-3273 or Mary Zanto at 622-3730. Whatever items you may have will go for a very good cause.

I have heard of several cases of elderly people who have First Alert systems and the one time they forget to put it on is the time that they fall. It is Murphy’s Law and there is always a first time for everything.

I may not be with you next week. I am going to have some work done on my computer along with installing a new printer and getting it all relocated. Please be patient with me and wish me luck in organizing my time and their time. I not only have to contend with five (5) or six (6) other people’s time but the weather is involved. Also I do not want work to be done if it is raining. Fort Benton’s weather forecast is only for five (5) days. When I checked yesterday the 22nd it said it would rain on Wednesday and partly cloudy on Thursday. That is as far as it went. Today the Fort Benton forecast says no rain on Wednesday. I am a little irritated with Mother Nature right now. I wish she would make up her mind so I could make some plans. I know, I know!  You are going to tell me that is Montana weather.  Stick around for five (5) minutes and it will change. Actually, I wouldn’t have it any other way and I wouldn’t want to be in any other place.

If you have heard rumors, please know that I am not leaving Fort Benton. Younger people can move away and adjust. My last adjustment was 23 years ago when I moved to Montana. I do not even think about doing that again at this time in my life. I have often thought about going to college and that really is a possibility on the internet. I do have to fall in love with my computer first because as of now we do not like each other. Windows 10 scares me even more from what I have heard about it. I wonder just how many windows there are going to be. I will just have to wait and see.

“Children are smarter than all of us. I don’t know a single one who has a job or children.” by Bill Hicks