VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
EASTER EGG HUNT
Even though the wind was showing off on last Saturday morning, there was a good turnout. I got to the little Kiddos area in the triangle just before noon. What fun watching those little ones head out to hunt for eggs. They really didn’t know what was going on and their parents had to assist them. It took all of about 5 minutes to fill their baskets. A whole lot of fun was stuffed into those 5 minutes.
Thanks to the Lions Club for the many hours they spent stuffing the eggs. The Easter Bunny was very thankful for making his job a bit easier. He is much like Santa Claus who has the whole world to cover in a short amount of time.
Hope you had a great day and enjoyed the sunshine. Now we look forward to the next holiday that is Memorial Day.
Talking Memorial Day, I have a reminder for you. You have 6 or 7 weeks to purchase your American Flag and get it hanging. It is a strong showing of your love of country. It is especially so in this time when our county needs all the love and support it can get. If you read this column, please purchase your flag and get it up. Memorial Day is all about remembering those brave men and women who gave their lives to keep our country free.
Another show of love of country is to attend the ceremony at the Old Fort Benton Bridge on that morning and then make your way to the cemetery for the ceremony there. I am pleased to report that each year there is an increase in the number of participants. Bring your children and teach them a lesson of history as to why we have the holiday. See you there!
Another show of strength is to get out and vote. It isn’t that difficult and especially if you request a mail in vote. I have used the mail in vote for quite a few years. It gives you the opportunity to read over the balled at your leisure. You are not as rushed as you are when you go to a poll. By way of the grape vine I heard that Chouteau County voter numbers were not very high.
Talk to your voter friends and neighbors and encourage them to vote. Let us in Chouteau County show our strength in the system. You do not get that privilege in many other countries.
There is still a Bingo game going on at the Golden Age Senior Center every Thursday during April. I will check out the month of May for you and let you know next week.
If you read the River Press regularly, you will see that we are losing more of our population than we are gaining. We do not have enough people moving in or babies born to cover the losses. I do not have a solution but I just wanted to mention it in case you had not noticed.
If you have family or friends who are looking for a new place to live encourage them to come to Fort Benton. It is all about family and although you may not want family living close to you there is others who would see it as an advantage. It is especially important to older folks who may need care but not enough for them to go to a care facility.
While at the Grand Union for the Piatigorsky Concert a week ago Sunday, I met Jim Gagnon who was at home in Fort Benton for a short visit. Jim is in Hong Kong and said the he looks forward to and reads the View from the Bridge every week on the internet. He said he really enjoys reading about what is going on in Fort Benton.
I have also heard from PA, MI, AZ, FL, OH, and some on my blog that do not sign their names. I mention this because I would like to hear more of what is going on in town from the different organizations. I would like you to know that I cannot put anything in the View if you have not taken an ad. It would be great if I could hear a couple of weeks ahead of time. Please remember to do this. I really would appreciate it. It does no hurt to have two reminders in the paper.
“Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you but when you take him for a ride in the car, he sticks his head out the window?”
“WHAT KIND OF LITTLE GIRL WAS YOUR MOM?”
1. My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don’t know but my guess would be that she was pretty busy
GOD BLESS AMERICA, OUR TROOPS, THOSE WHO PROTECT US and WEAR RED ON FRIDAY. BE SURE TO FLY AN AMERICAN FLAG.