Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Greetings

Oh, how I've failed again to update this! Sorry fans.
Please take a look at our new page on FACEBOOK.
The Thanksgiving community gathering at the Senior Center yesterday was another success with almost 100 attending. We who prepare the meal enjoy it too.
Danny is out at Sheena's enjoying the snow in Elko.
Enjoy the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend and I'll try to get busy with this again.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Greetings from Nevada

here's a sneak preview at this week's Annee's Analysis:

Greetings from Elko, Nevada! The High Desert combined with the Swiss Alps-looking Ruby Mountains.

My daughter and son-in-law Sheena and Wayne have just bought their first home here after apartment living for seven years so it is very exciting. Actually we are in Spring Creek, a sprawling suburb of Elko, located halfway between Elko and the Rubies, as they call them here. Most houses in Spring Creek are really what I would call acreages so it isn’t like living in town, though neighbors are nearby.

Perhaps one of my ancestors was a mermaid—I love water. I cannot cross a river without wanting to go wading at least. Traveling this time on a relaxed schedule I frequently gave into the urge to get my feet wet... the Tongue, Snake, Gallatin, Salmon, Lamoille, and Thomas Canyon waters all called me. A few more details on that next week! I also especially enjoyed visiting the Little Big Horn Monument where Custer met his final defeat.

Sheena and I are off this Morning on more fun adventures: one more trail to hike then into Elko for museum, antique shopping and a Basque Restaurant for supper when Wayne gets off work.

There are many beautiful places in my America—God’s creation makes me feel small but happy!

But back to the beginning of my trip: let me update you on the Bridge Project. Several members of the Committee went to Ashland, MT, to “help” at the Amish Community, building rafters (they are done now), preparing the metal plates, laying out the floor braces. I was happy to get in on one day of this when the long-anticipated Douglas fir arrived from Oregon and we all wanted to jump for joy. It took an hour and a half to unload with a big—but not big enough Bobcat. Now the long process of getting bolts ready begins: many of the bolt stock have to be cut and re-threaded and some of the tie plate holes have to be enlarged. All this is being done now by our Amish contractor with only gas motors (no electricity there remember, but do they ever know how to use that old-style equipment). We are optimistic that the bridge assembly in Montana will be done by mid-fall and ready for transport to Edgemont for re-assembly. That transport will be another big step, anybody know any truckers that might help us?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thursday 7-22-2010 at 8 a.m.

Good Morning! Huge rain in the northeast part of our area: around Argyle Rd just into Custer County several places reported 3" rain and hard wind. At the ranch (6-8 mi southeast of Edgemont) we had just .20" and Bill Curran (5 mi north) had 0.60".

We also have received word that Ruth Hamaker passed away on Monday; there will be no services. Look for her obituary in the July 28 Tribune. You would remember I covered her 90th birthday party in the paper just a few weeks ago.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday July 12

Rain again.
Pretty variable around Edgemont yesterday evening but everyone seems to have gotten at least a half inch and east of town (Millers, Kollers) were closer to an inch.

We had a good potluck picnic/ branding at the park yesterday afternoon: thanks to all who attended. Glad the rain held off till afterwards.

More in the paper!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday late morning 6-25-2010

News: Lloyd Putnam of Burdock (rural Edgemont to some of you) passed away at home on Wednesday, June 23. There will be a Mass at 9 am on Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Edgemont and a Memorial Service at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Parish Center, both locations in Edgemont.

The State Veterans Home is in the news: you can read the details in next week's Edgemont Herald Tribune. The state is proposing to build a new Veterans Home and of course we want it built in the same location as the current Home in Hot Springs. Rapid City is courting the state to try to take it away from us...Sturgis is going to be a good neighbor and support Hot Springs' endeavor to keep it in Fall River County.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Don't ask what I was doing wrong, ok?

Well, when the upload box is minimized on the desktop tray, some people can't SEE it...

Still trying to load John's pix

Trying again ...and luck. When I click on the ADD IMAGE, it does a save, then nothing.