I often blog on Tuesday mornings about "Montana History" up at the Marias Heritage Center on Tuesday evenings. What IS "Montana History" Tuesday nights? It's an opportunity for the Heritage Center residents & myself to read aloud a book pertaining to history in our Treasure State. Speaking for myself, it's been more than a rewarding & educational experience. It's been an opportunity to spend part of an evening at the beautiful Marias Heritage Center & see 1st hand the wonderful retirement living arrangements available for our Golden Triangle residents. This, & sometimes they give me a couple of cookies or a piece of cake when I'm done reading! This evening, we'll continue reading the book, "Penny Post Cards and Prairie Flowers" by Montana author Philip J. Burgess. This is another one of those true life sagas about our early day Montana homesteaders & believe me, life wasn't pretty for these people, especially the women folk. In fact, had I been around in those days & found myself on a homestead on the windswept plains of eastern Montana, I would had been on the east bound Empire Builder the next morning. I still can't wrap my head around why these folks stayed under these overwhelming seemingly impossible conditions. I wouldn't had made it! I would have left in a New York second! See you tonight at 6 for more "Montana History" up at the Marias Heritage Center here in Shelby. I hope they feed me some more cookies tonight!