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Sunday, December 18, 2011

What Incredible Talent

Who would have known that our little town here in Montana had such incredible talent?  There is a program at the Lutheran Church—the After School Program.  Small children with working parents can come there after school, have a snack and participate in planned activities.  There are many volunteers in the community who assist with the program.  Tonight’s concert was a benefit for this After School Program.

If I had closed my eyes I would have thought perhaps I was sitting in some concert hall instead of the Lutheran Church in Big Timber, MT.  We in this community are blessed with people who can play all sorts of instruments and sing with passion.  I haven’t enjoyed myself that much in a long time!

My little point and shoot Canon doesn’t like low lighting situations so my photos aren’t the greatest--


from the left, Tom—a very talented pianist and singer who with his wife Sally moved here several years ago.  Boe, the son of my good friend Mary—what a voice!, Jaclyn whose voice would give you chills, and my friend and massage therapist Gayle whose voice will knock your socks off.

IMG_2298 This woman, Laura, sang some very upbeat, jazzy Christmas numbers—so entertaining!

IMG_2309 The two women, Lisa and Gloria I did not know—very gifted musicians with great voices, Duane, a rancher whose family has lived here forever played an instrument called a dobro and also the banjo.  This group sang some bluegrass gospel and a very traditional Christmas carol.

IMG_2313 Gayle again and Boe, both of whom grew up here.  IMG_2315

There were three little girls who performed piano solos at the beginning, flutes, saxophones, trumpets and awesome piano music.  A man in his 80’s played a mean harmonica.  The church was packed, standing room only—a super enjoyable evening.

Mike and Emmi held down the fort while I was in town.  We moved the motorhome down our steep driveway and parked in front of the storage shed we use belonging to Joe and Tammy.  The coach is loaded as much as it can be—only last minute stuff to go! 

Nat came for lunch today and I tried a roasted pork loin recipe that was delicious using kind of a citrus base and roasting the pork with sweet potatoes and apples.  YUM

Six days till departure!!


  1. It is amazing to see the amazing hidden talent in small towns. Sounds like it was great entertainment!

  2. just by reading your description of your experience in church, I am sure it brought tears to your eyes to think that these very talented people are from your small town!..sure would have been nice to hear them sing!!..but we can just imagine how great it was!!!

  3. This is exactly the kind of event that personifies Christmas for me - local people coming together to share their talents for an important and loving cause. The content of your photos far outweighed the quality! Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Looked to be a great concert and your pictures captured it well.


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