I belong to a Facebook group called The Boulder Folder—people in our community post all kinds of photos and information about goings on up the Boulder. One day last week I happened to notice a post about Tom Brokaw’s Lucky Life Interrupted Dateline video. Tom and his wife Meredith live in the Boulder valley and spend quite a bit of time here now that Tom is retired from NBC. Michael over the years has done lots of work on their ranch and the video shows scenes from that ranch. When I owned the store in town, Cinnabar Creek, and Tom had just written The Greatest Generation, he was gracious enough to do a book signing in our little store one rainy, Memorial Day weekend. The video is excellent, Tom discusses how his diagnosis of multiple myleoma affected he and his family.
Yesterday afternoon the cowboy was fixing fence, it began to rain and I kept thinking I would hear him returning—nope, it rained and rained, no Michael. I finally heard the downstairs door shut and I called to him, “did that fence need fixing so bad you had to stand out in the rain, are you just soaked??” and his reply, “I would be a whole lot less wet if I hadn’t fallen in the irrigation ditch!!”
And the lazuli buntings are back:
Emmi stayed with Nat today while we went to Billings for haircut and pantry restocking—had a great lunch at our favorite place, CJ’s. The car was packed and it took us a while to unload—sure was glad we had that yearly cash reward check from Costco American Express to help with those purchases!!!