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Posted on: Oct 05, 2021 at 9:44 PM
I want to wish you a happy birthday. I have been reflecting on our relationship over the years. I have this nightmare that keeps recurring of the BSA motorcycle that you sold just before college. The motorcycle always quit running at high elevations. Ernie Hanson had to pull out of the back country. I can't tell you how much mud I ate being pull out down those muddy trails. My gift to you is total forgiveness for selling me that motorcycle. I hope you had a great birthday and take care of one my favorite people, Bonnie.
I want to make one more comment based on Jim Lenhart's insite to Tim and Miss. Baker. I came from Idaho in the winter to live in Helena. My teacher was also Miss. Baker. She used to chew me out all the time for being late to class when I was playing basketball at the YMCA located below Central School and she would constantly be telling me to take my hands out of my pockets. My Mother replaced Miss Baker for the rest of school year after her nervous break down. I think my Mother replaceing her was good for everybody in the class except for me, because my Mom said I had to behave while I was in her class. Tim told me at one of Dennis Dickert's picnics if I knew why Miss Baker put her head on her desk and would stare out the window. I said I had no idea. Tim went on to say that he asked her that question. She responded that she expected Jesus to come through that window. This supports Jim's idea of about her being a wacko. I am not sure that those people who attended her class did not inherit some her wackoness in each students own way. I cannot talk for Jim or Tim, but I know I blame some of my off the wall behavior on attending that class. Jim and I will have to compete for Tim's time in the next life. Jim can play baseball and I will see if I can get a tennis match. It was fun to know Tim.
It tough for me to see that Tim is now gone. We competed against each other over our high schools years. My first time was running for freshman class president. I still remember his speech in the auditorium. His speech was full of humor and he exhibited a message of caring and warmth that mine did not have. He and I competed on the tennis court many times. He was always ranked above me. One day, he saw me playing against a backstop. He had noticed. that my grip was not right. He had no reason to help me, but he did and it made me better. We went separate directions after high school. When we would see each other, I could still feel the warmth of his friendship. Maybe in our next life, we can play again to see if my game has improved. I will miss you. Jack H.
Dennis, As per your instructions, I have updated my profile in grandchildren and my 70's. I added some photos such as riding elephants in Nepal and fishing on Christmas Island. It will interesting to see what other classmates of done.
Posted on: Sep 30, 2020 at 2:10 PM
Jim, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. We are getting to age that our love ones start to leave us. For the love ones that have left me, my believe system provides me with the knowledge that I will see him in another life. If this was my son, I believe death is not the last sleep. It is an eternal awaking. Death is not the ending, it is a change marking the beginning of a more abundant life. We sometimes think of death as parting, which is true, but just think of meeting in eternity where bonds will never again be broken. Death is not going away, it is returning home. Your son will always be in your heart. When our time comes we know we will be together again forever.
Posted on: Nov 29, 2018 at 7:37 AM
Rich, I just viewed your piece on PBS. I was touched for three reasons: 1, The excellence of work that you have accomplished in documenting and capturing the images of old Montana. 2. The passion and desire you continue to show for doing such magnificent work. 3. The lasting value of the art that will stay after we are gone. Through my life, I have met many people, but only a few of these people in their field of endeavor could say they have made this kind of contribution. I am proud to call you a classmate and a friend.
Posted on: Jun 28, 2018 at 1:04 PM
Happy birthday. Hope you're making plans to join the reunion party. And thanks for keeping this great site alive.
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