04 July 2006
4th of July Hysham Montana
Our friends and neighbors, the Almonds, invited us to spend a day in the small Montana village they grew up in and around. Hysham is about an hour east of Billings, surrounded by farms and ranches worked and owned by many of the same families that first settled them in the latter part of the 19th century. We checked out the cemetery, watched the 4th of July parade, had some lunch at Lion's Park, admired the many hollyhocks, were entertained by Barbara Fairchild and her partner/husband in the evening, and watched the fireworks on the way home. A good day with good friends in a pleasant and hard-working part of the world, who took a day off to celebrate their Independence.