Tuesday, August 6, 2019

View From The Bridge 8-7-19

By Muncie

The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of the month of August moon. Since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because as, the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon. (I like the Full Red Moon best and I hope that we get to see that.) The full moon this month is on Thursday the 15th.

 On Thursday the 8th you can see Shakespeare in Old Fort Park at 6:00 p.m. After you have visited the Farmers Market in the same location and gotten food to eat, you can enjoy The Merry Wives of Windsor.

This combination event is a very popular one. It follows the pattern of there is always something to do in Fort Benton. So, get to Old Fort Park tomorrow at 5:00 p.m., bring your lawn chairs along, and enjoy a picnic in the Park with entertainment. This is a free event that we get to enjoy every year and it is much looked forward to.

This event is in September and now is the time to call to have your contributions picked up and stored. The Lions Club hopes that you have been storing “great stuff” to donate. Please call Don Foreman for pickup.
This convenience covers all of Chouteau County.

Everyone has always been so generous and the Lions Club is so grateful. There is nothing like small towns for big deals. We are more like family no matter the event. Thank you all for your kindness.

The article in last week’s River Press really got my attention. I am a former rock collector and I also have been writing about kindness lately.

I am not on Facebook but I did manage to get to talk to Stacy Hanson.

There are about 75 “rockers” who check in to Facebook for Fort Benton Rocks. Some of these people paint rocks and hide them. Several people have found rocks and report it on Facebook. What an exciting project. Keep up the good work “rockers”.

Would “rockers” who find a rock please let me know? My number is in the book. It would make my day and well as Clint’s.

I have talked about “Random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” several times in the last few weeks. It does not take any effort to be kind. All people that I know are kind. That means, to me, to try to make the world a happier place. There is so much tragedy today around us that a little kindness softens the blows.

This is what your “Fort Benton Rocks” program means to me and thank you for moving to our community and making it a better place to live in. (Now that I written all these kind things about your organization, will you give me a clue as to where I can find a rock?)

Time has rolled the CC Fair around for us to enjoy again next week. I am sure that there will be news about it in this week’s River Press so check it out. Please try to participate in the many events that you can enter into or enjoy entertainment.
What this event has always meant to me is that school will start soon afterward. Summer is over basically and most of harvest. Labor Day will be the last summer event and holiday. The City Pool will be closed, leaves will begin to turn and fall as we prepare for the beautiful fall season. So, enjoy every minute of every day and whatever the weather hands us. Sorry about reminding you but it is going to be if we like it or not

I met a couple from Two Dot last Wednesday evening at the Grand Union Hotel when I went for the Crossing Choir performance. I sat next to them on the sofa and we chatted about “where are you from?”

What was so interesting about their story was that they had a ranch in Two Dot that belonged to her family for 5 generations. They live in CA but return to MT often to visit and check on the ranch.

I cannot remember why they were in Fort Benton but they were staying overnight.

They said that they would send me an e-nail so that we could keep in touch. She was also going to read the View on the internet.

I wanted to tell her that I have not yet received an e-mail. That could be because my computer is all messed up right now, so would she please try again. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Randy Morger will be at the Farmers Market every week from now on to sell season tickets.

Do you remember the singing group called Abba? The first performance on October 8th is Abbacadabra it is an ultimate tribute to Abba. You do not want to miss this one.

Help support CCPA by buying a seasons ticket. If you cannot attend one of the shows, please consider lending your ticket to someone else. You will make a forever friend. See you there.


 I am absolutely sure that everyone in this reading area feels the pain of Dayton and El Paso. God bless them.