Tuesday, February 26, 2019

View From The Bridge 2/17/19

By Muncie

Only one more day and this second coldest month in history will be over. We made it my readers and now it is only a memory to be hashed over and over through the years. I, frankly, had a difficult time with it having to be house-bound, and that did not set well with me. The few days I escaped last week were to attend one basketball game last Wednesday in Great Falls, played Bingo on Thursday, and went to Shirley Peterson’s funeral on Friday. On the other days I felt like I was the last person left on earth while looking out the window as more and more snow fell. It was actually beautiful but I felt compassion for those of you who had to drive distances to work. I heard some horror stories about driving and I am content with not having to do that.

On our way home from Great Falls we saw an ambulance, then a police car parked alongside the highway and a car that slid off the road but it did not look as though it had turned over. If it was someone from this area please call me and let me know if you are alright.

Hopefully it begins to warm up a bit in March since it is only three weeks to spring. Isn’t that a wonderful thought? Daylight Savings Time begins on March 10th. That means it will not get dark until around 7:00 p.m. (I heard on the grapevine that the bill to eliminate Daylight Savings Time did not pass. This is a subject of much discussion.)

I have not been able to get near the hollow tree to see if the Valentine decorations are still there. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up on the 17th it doesn’t leave much time to decorate it. Do you have decorations? If you do or do not, I have a few but it would not hurt if we both decorated. You are such a wonderful decorator so keep up the good work and thank you for cheering up my days. I truly love that old hollow tree as I know the background story about it. I learned from the Hazen’s who lived in this apartment when the incident happened. It still looks in fairly good condition considering what it went through and may be there for many years to come.

I have always enjoyed going to the Loma Flea Market. I have been to many of them and intend to find out when they began way back when.

My source in Loma, (thank you Pat) told me that this year’s date is Sunday, April 6th. I hope that you can attend to support our neighboring town in this once a year event. See you there.

Even though our Fort Benton Longhorn Girls and Boys did not come out #1 at Divisional, you are certainly #1 in our hearts. We are looking forward to next season and want you to know how much pleasure you gave us at each game. Your 18 and 16 wins during the season were exciting. To top it off for the Girls, they won over Box Elder for the second year in a row to take the District Championship. WOW! It doesn’t get any better than that.

Next week, Tuesday the 5th of March, will feature “Pianos Along the Missouri Festival Concert Finale” featuring Professor Steven Hesla from the University of Montana. Please plan to attend this program. You will not only enjoy wonderful piano music but will support local talent.

There will be Master classes here in Fort Benton on Monday, March 4th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There are seven people signed up from Fort Benton for these classes. It is not too late to sign up. You can do so by calling Lori Benjamin. There will also be Master classes in Great Falls on March 3rd if that would be more convenient for you. Again, contact Lori.

The Professor will be in our area from Sunday until Wednesday morning. Give him a Fort Benton welcome if you see him around town.