It was February 27, 1943, when one of the 75 coal miners killed in the Bear Creek, Montana underground coal mine explosion scratched out "Goodbye wifes and daughters." That the title (Goodbye Wifes and Daughters) of our current read Tuesday evenings during Montana History at the Marias Heritage Center. We're about half way through this riveting tome, & I'm looking forward to reading & sharing more Montana History at 6 o'clock tonight (Tuesday) up at the Heritage Center. For the life of me, I can't remember if he wrote it out on a note & placed it in his lunch box, OR he scratched it onto the mine wall...I'll have to check it tonight.