Happy Thursday, This last weekend we visited my husband’s dad who is pretty near the end of his long battle with cancer. It’s been over a decade coming, so even though that doesn’t make it easy, it’s not unexpected. When someone dies it always leaves a hole, and not least of all because a lot … Continue reading Gone But Not Forgotten
Good Morning! I heard some good advice a few years ago, “Don’t treat a blessing like a curse.” Several times since I’ve remembered this sage wisdom in my own life. August can be a love/hate time for us residents of the Black Hills. Summer first comes and we’re so excited by the holiday spirit but … Continue reading One Small Thing
Good Morning Lead! This year has been NUTS! But I’ve been really happy to hear that most of our businesses in Lead are continuing to scratch out a living and survive. As the Chamber Director it’s always our goal to support business with everything we do. Right now we’re trying to prepare for Gold Camp … Continue reading Where’s The Beef
Howdy! A friend of mine has a boyfriend who’s working at a mine at the edge of the earth. He’s working there with other people who he used to work with at Homestake Mining Company many years ago. They have a special bond because of their time in Lead together even though life has since … Continue reading The Diaspora of Lead
Good Morning! The other day I was bemoaning a fellow Lead resident’s crustiness to a friend. “They’re so stubborn and hard to get along with sometimes,” I said. “Oh, you mean, like you?” the friend replied. Hmmm…. She makes a good point. And this got me thinking. It’s true, I’m incredibly obstinate and can be difficult. … Continue reading We Be Weedy
Good Morning! When Benjamin Franklin was out flying his kite in a thunderstorm almost 300 years ago, people thought he was a weirdo for studying electricity. Afterall, what use could it EVER have? Life was JUST fine the way things were, people couldn’t even dream of a future where electricity would matter. How crazy to … Continue reading The Apex of Summer
Happy Independence Day Weekend!! I know that there are many of you who are disappointed that we have postponed the events and the fireworks. I am too. This has been a crazy year (to say the least) and not just because everything got canceled and continues to be on shaky planning ground. I sometimes like … Continue reading Happy 4th of July
Happy Thursday!! I love to hear the stories about my mom’s family and growing up in Lead. I find it so fascinating to hear about what life was like in the 50’s and 60’s. To be honest, I’m always a little jealous because I so would have loved to see Lead when it was booming. … Continue reading The Past May Be Rosey But The Present Is Delightful
Happy Thursday! Aren’t we having a glorious June? It’s been so nice to have actual summer weather this year! I’ve noticed something recently about the passage of time. When time is spent in a specific routine that is generally the same from day to day, it’s much harder to remember. Do you remember the shower … Continue reading What’s the Best Letter to Have in Summer…..Iced T!
Good Morning & Happy Thursday! This last week I saw an app for observing the 72 seasons from ancient Japanese lore. (They come up with the most random things to make apps for). It was about noticing how time goes past not in the handy dandy four seasons but really changes about every 3-5 days. … Continue reading Drrrrenched in Scent!