Day 1 (or is it Day 13?) Great Montana Travel Log

Day 1 (or is it Day 13?) Great Montana Travel Log

Gene and I have been trying to get to Montana for about five years now, and something always comes up and we put it off for another year.  This year, he had a meeting scheduled in Colorado Springs and I suggested we spend a couple of weeks with Steven, then head north...
The Masked Bandit

The Masked Bandit

I don’t know about the rest of you, but the first time I wore a mask into the grocery store, I felt like a bank robber. I remember looking around and watching people do a double take when they saw me, and feeling uncomfortable. To make matters worse, Gene sat out in...
Itsy Bitsy Spider

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Itsy Bitsy Spider After a beautiful yesterday morning, we stopped at the end of the driveway to pick up the mail and paper. Gene Lariviere got out, gathered the mail, opened the door of the truck and handed me the mail and got in and closed the door. I unfolded the...
Postal Emergency

Postal Emergency

A few years ago, when I was expecting the arrival of my first grandchild, I purchased a sheet of stamps and framed it for the baby’s room.  I told my daughter-in-law that the gift served two purposes.  It was decorative art for the baby’s room and in case of...

Known Traveler Number

Note: I’m posting this on a Saturday to give myself a head start on evading questioning. Shortly after we moved to rural Benton County, the local newspaper printed a series of articles about disaster preparedness. The premise of the article was that if there was...