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NM man uses shark tank to propose
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Apparently, one New Mexi-
co man wanted to get some teeth into the question.
KRQE-TV reports that Jesse Gail recently decided to propose
to his girlfriend with the help of a shark tank.
According to the station, Gail had a diver jump into the tank at
the ABQ Biopark Aquarium and hold up a sign reading, 'will you
marry me?¨ Meanwhile, Gail got down on one knee.
A picture of the moment shows a surprised girlfriend with her
hands over her face. She reportedly said, 'yes.¨
Officer delivers baby in back seat of taxi
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A woman giving birth in the back
seat of a taxi got some help from a quick-thinking Philadelphia
Kimberly Anderson tells KYW-TV that her son wasn`t sup-
posed to be born for a few weeks.
But when she started feeling contractions, she took a cab to the
hospital. The infant started coming out before they arrived. So the
taxi driver flagged down Officer Gary Kustra.
Kustra says the newborn wasn`t breathing. He says he cleared
out the baby`s passageways until the boy started to cry.
Mother and son were taken to the emergency room, where doc-
tors praised Kustra`s actions. It was the officer`s first baby deliv-
ery in 11 years on the job.
Anderson and her son Sadeem are expected to be fine.
Police: Cigarettes stolen through concrete hole
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say five cartons of ciga-
rettes were funneled out of a Flint store - through a concrete
MLive.com reports police officers found a hole in the wall of
the business. Once inside, they saw that the cash register area had
been ransacked and the store owner discovered the missing ciga-
rette cartons. The owner says the cigarettes were worth about
$325. No arrests have been made.
~Montana Territory and the Civil War:
A Frontier Forged on the Battlefield¨
By Ben Robison
The History Press (November 2013)
Paperback · 160 pages · $19.99
December 2013 - 3
By Montana Best Times staff
What? Montana had a connection to the
Yes indeed, and a brand new book,
'Montana Territory and the Civil War: A
Frontier Forged on the Battlefield,¨ by
Ben Robison, will help you understand
In 1862, gold discoveries brought thou-
sands of miners to camps along Grasshop-
per Creek, a recent news release from The
History Press, publisher of the book, says.
By 1864, the federal government had
carved the Montana Territory out of the
existing Idaho and Dakota Territories.
Gold from Montana Territory fueled the
Union war effort, yet loyalties were mixed
among the miners.
In this compelling collection of stories,
historian Ken Robison illustrates how
Southern sympathizers and Union loyal-
ists, deserters and veterans, freed slaves
and former slaveholders living side by side
made a volatile and vibrant mix that mold-
ed Montana, the release says. Discover
how fiery personalities like Union Colonel
Sidney Edgerton and General Thomas
Francis Meagher fought to keep order in
the newly formed frontier, while brave
Confederate and Union veterans and their
hardy families created an enduring legacy
that helped shape modern Montana.
Ken Robison is an author and historian
who lives in Great Falls with his wife,
Michele. Robison, a native Montanan, is
historian at the Overholser Historical
Research Center in Fort Benton. He serves
as historian for the Great Falls/Cascade
County Historic Preservation Commission
and is active in historic preservation
Robison writes monthly columns on
Montana`s Civil War veterans for two
newspapers. His books include 'Life and
Death on the Upper Missouri: The Frontier
Sketches of Johnny Healy; Cascade Coun-
ty and Great Falls¨ and 'Fort Benton.¨ He
writes historical articles for Montana the
Magazine of Western History and other
He is a retired Navy captain after a
career in naval intelligence. The Montana
Historical Society honored Robison as
'Montana Heritage Keeper¨ in 2010.
Learning a lot from an organizer at Christmastime
December 2013 - 4
EDITOR'S NOTE: Marla Prell, the editor of the Miles City
Star, penned this column after she wrote the story of the profes-
sional organizer found of Page 8 of this issue of Montana Best
Times. The Star is part of Yellowstone Newspapers, as is Montana
When I got the idea to interview a professional orga-
nizer about getting ready for the holidays, it was very
self-serving, but I knew a lot of other people - OK,
women - also would be interested in what she had to
I expected to pick up some tips, but I didn`t anticipate
how much I would learn from her.
At one point in the interview, I asked her something
like, 'What would you tell someone who was feeling a
little Bah, Humbug` about Christmas and tired of all the
stress and commercialism?¨
That someone was me.
'The hype starts so early,¨ I said, 'and I`m having a hard time
getting into it.¨
Her answer surprised me.
'If you`re hating Christmas, you need to be realistic about how
you might be affecting others with your negativity,¨ she said.
'You have to watch your own personal attitude.¨
I knew she meant no offense, but I was shamefaced and horri-
fied. Could I, someone who really does love Christmas, be put-
ting a damper on it for my kids or others? How can that be, when
all my efforts are geared toward making the holiday special for
I shared with her that I really struggle with setting a budget for
my kids and with getting everything done.
Looking back on recent years, it especially struck me how
much I`ve let stress about paying for Christmas sabotage my holi-
I always have good intentions to cut back, save up and shop all
year long, but somehow it never happens. So the big expense of
Christmas always seems to descend on the last couple of months
like a black shadow.
As my kids start to recite their lists, I immediately get tense
and look for ways to trim their expectations without stealing their
excitement. But it never works. Neither does setting a budget; I
always get 'just a couple more things,¨ feeling it`s never enough.
But after the parade of gifts is over, I look around and think,
Good grief, this is over the top,` vowing to cut back the next
Then I do it all over again. Because, heaven forbid, what if the
kids don`t get as much as last year?
Professional organizer Katherine Atteberry, of Bozeman, has
experienced this pressure herself and seen it in many homes. She
said parents often try to give kids what they didn`t have, compen-
sate for not spending more time with them or keep up with the
Joneses. But she believes kids have too much stuff and lose inter-
She`s right. We spoil them in spite of our best intentions.
My other big spirit zapper is looking at Christmas as one big
to-do list. And, though I`m far from perfect the rest of the year,
during the holidays everything must be perfect.
No wonder I and many women like me feel tired and discon-
nected even before November begins.
The organizer kindly suggested, 'So what if you start-
ed off by saying, I`m happy this year . I`m going to
change some things . I`m going to have a schedule of
what we`re going to do when, set a budget, and stick to
it.` Use yourself as an experiment and change it up.¨
She asked, 'What`s wrong with having a family meet-
ing now, in October? Give the kids a dollar amount, and
get a list from them.¨
I was skeptical, but as we talked I began to see how
my negativity often springs from a lack of the very things
she preaches: planning, budgeting, delegating and keep-
ing expectations realistic. I also started to see that it`s as
much about changing myself and my attitude as it is
about changing external things.
I haven`t saved up for Christmas again, and there`s lots to do in
coming months. I can`t wave a magic wand and make all the wor-
ries and stress go away, but I can keep them from robbing me of
the joy of the holidays. I can involve my family more and make
this time more meaningful. I can adopt a spirit of gratitude that
we have loved ones, health, shelter, food and gifts to give one
another. That`s more than many have, and that`s why Katherine
urges families to find ways to give back during the holidays.
For the first time in a long time, I could feel the joy without the
Before talking to the organizer, I had a tiny plastic tree stashed
behind my work computer because I thought it was too early to
plug it into my USB port. After our conversation, I plugged it in,
and I`ve been enjoying its light show ever since. It`s my little
symbol that I`m taking control of Christmas and my feelings
about it. If I feel like listening to Christmas music or watching a
seasonal movie in October, I`m going to do it. I`m going to light-
en up and let my kids make a mess while making cookies and
memories. These are the gifts of Christmas that don`t cost a thing
but are priceless. And I`m going to gift shop with love, and a bud-
Although little has changed, I feel much more free, and Christ-
mas is looking a lot brighter these days.
Thank you, Katherine, for helping to tame this Grinch.
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By Jason Stuart
Montana Best Times
GLENDIVE - It`s a holiday tradition that`s been going strong in
Glendive for nigh onto a century, steeped in Norwegian culture and
centered around the consumption of a pungent, lye-soaked Nordic
Zion Lutheran Church in Glendive has hosted an annual lutefisk
dinner since 1918. The congregation first formed back in 1902 from
Norwegian immigrants. In its early years, the church was an exclu-
sively Norwegian enclave, so much so that all the early church
records are written in Norwegian.
A little lutefisk history
Originally, the annual lutefisk dinner was held on the 'Syttende i
mai,¨ or May 17, which is Norwegian Independence Day. Waitresses
at the dinner dressed in their best traditional bunads, each patterned
in a different design based on the region of Norway from whence
According to church pastor Rev. Avis Anderson, the lutefisk din-
ner moved to December in the 1940s and has remained a Christmas-
time fixture ever since. The dinner is usually held during the first
week of December.
The bunads are long gone, though Anderson, who has been a
Above: Lila Flesjer, from left, Jeri Cullinan, John McCormick and Stella Pedersen roll out lefse dough, making it thin with their
rolling pins, last month in the basement of Glendive`s Zion Lutheran Church. MT Best Times photo by Stacey Bowlds
On the cover: Gary Lundman expresses his sentiments on his T-shirt during last year`s lutefisk and lefse preparations at Zion
Lutheran Church. Photo by Bill Miller
If it’s done right, it’s good. We value our lutefisk cookers.
– Rev. Avis Anderson, pastor of Glendive’s Zion Lutheran Church
December 2013 - 7
church member since she was 6, said she can remember when they
were still worn.
'Nobody has (bunads) anymore, which is too bad,¨ Anderson said.
But Anderson said dinner attendees still break out their best Nor-
wegian sweaters for the affair, and ladies come wearing their 'solje,¨
a traditional Norwegian brooch.
'Everything about it is very traditional,¨ she said.
Star of the show
That, of course, goes for the food. Lefse, a style of Norwegian flat-
bread so thin it`s more like a tortilla, is served, along with meatballs,
which Anderson said are 'probably a little more Swedish than Nor-
wegian,¨ but are a traditional part of the dinner nonetheless.
The star of the show, however, is the lutefisk, and Anderson said
people travel to Glendive from more than 100 miles away just for the
chance to eat it. The church has served up to 800 people during the
For the uninitiated, lutefisk is dried cod that has been soaked in a
solution of water and lye. It is carefully boiled before serving. At
Zion`s dinner, it is served with hot melted butter, salt and pepper.
If the dish doesn`t sound appealing, Anderson understands.
'It`s an acquired taste - you either like it or you don`t,¨ she said.
'It is a very fishy taste.¨
But those who develop a taste for it keep coming back year after
'People who like it really like it,¨ Anderson said.
She said it`s all about proper preparation, which she described as
'an art form.¨ Contrary to popular belief, Anderson said the finished
product should be 'nice and flaky,¨ not a wiggling, gelatinous mass.
'That`s what people will turn their noses up at and make horren-
dous jokes about,¨ Anderson said of lutefisk with a gelatinous con-
'If it`s done right, it`s good,¨ she said. 'We value our lutefisk
Keeping tradition alive
Preparing the lutefisk has become less of a burden on the church
these days. It now arrives in fillets with the lye solution already
washed off. It used to arrive as slabs of fish in barrels of lye solution.
Anderson recalls that when the barrels were opened, it produced
'quite a smell.¨
'I don`t know how those guys did it, but they were some tough old
Norwegians,¨ she said of the lutefisk cooks in years past.
Though preparing the lutefisk is easier on the church cooks` noses
these days, Anderson said hosting the dinner isn`t getting any easier
and that finding cooks and helpers is 'getting to be a little bit of a
chore¨ as the older generations pass on.
However, Zion plans to soldier on.
'People just say we can`t let it go, it`s too important,¨ Anderson
The dinner is a fundraiser for the church, but Anderson said it`s
taken on a larger significance that`s too precious to let pass into his-
'I`d say it has now become a service to the community and a cele-
bration of our ethnic heritage,¨ she said. 'I think there`s something to
be said for it`s tradition in a society that doesn`t really recognize tra-
dition anymore. Tradition has a place.¨
Jason Stuart may be reached at email@example.com or
MT Best Times photo by Stacey Bowlds
Joann Roe, left, and Donna Siegle, right, mix and knead lefse ingredients using a pastry blender, as Gary Lundman,
center in back, turns the lefse to continue the cooking process, last month at Zion Lutheran Church.
December 2013 - 8
You CAN enjoy
By Marla Prell
Montana Best Times
If it feels like the holidays involve a lot of work along with a lot
of joy, it`s because they do.
And at times it`s hard not to let the chores outweigh the cheer.
'You have eight weeks, with two major holidays and the begin-
ning of New Year`s,¨ said Bozeman-based professional organizer
Katherine Atteberry. 'As much joy as these times bring, it`s also a
time of extreme stress.¨
The load can seem even heavier if you have children, Atteberry
'We tend to be more stressed because there`s so much other stuff
to go with it, like school programs and work parties,¨ Atteberry, 68,
Time and money, both often in short supply, tend to be the biggest
'But with time and planning, you can enjoy the holidays,¨ Atte-
Keeping expectations realistic
'So often we want to do everything bigger or better or keep up
with the Joneses, but that`s not realistic,¨ Atteberry said. 'You have
to individualize your needs at that point.¨
She recommends getting together as early as September or Octo-
ber to determine what the family is planning for the holidays,
including the scale of the celebration.
Questions to ask include, 'Where are we now, in this year? What
do family members have going on?¨
Life throws us a curve sometimes, like sickness or lack of work
- which some experienced briefly with the recent government fur-
To Atteberry, the key question is, 'What`s important to how we
want to spend the holiday?¨
Prioritizing is what helps to keep this time of year magical for
'I love the holidays, and I enjoy them, and the reason I can enjoy
Photo courtesy of Katherine Atteberry
If you’re so exhausted you don’t
get to enjoy it, it goes back to
planning. Give yourself more
time. When you think about
it, you’re working eight hours
a day every day, just like you
normally do, then you throw
in three holidays — it’s just
like an extra job.
– Katherine Atteberry
December 2013 - 9
them and flit from one party to the next is because I am organized
and not overburdened with things I have to do,¨ she said.
But you do have to make choices about how you spend your time,
Atteberry cautioned. She suggests including the schedule in your
family discussion, perhaps picking one or two special family events
in addition to the usual school programs and office parties.
Maybe a quiet holiday at home is in order because money is an
issue, or you might want to make homemade gifts. It also could be
the year to talk to extended family about cutting back on exchang-
Atteberry notes that many people would like to suggest scaling
back but don`t know how to approach it.
'Take the ball and roll with it, start the conversation,¨ she urged.
Others may be relieved you brought it up.
'I think we, as a society, are really prone to want to give in a nice
way, but we, ourselves, don`t know how to tighten belts and cut
back in all areas,¨ Atteberry said.
The gift of time
If you frequently go out to eat with a friend, make the holiday
outing a special meal at a nice restaurant instead of exchanging
gifts, she suggested.
'The whole issue is, you want to be together and you want the
companionship and sharing of each other, not necessarily the physi-
cal gift,¨ she said.
We also may not know what people want or need, particularly
'Me, personally, I don`t want gifts,¨ Atteberry said. 'If you want
to give me a gift certificate, fine - something consumable. Don`t
give me anything I`m gonna have to dust; chachkes (Yiddish for
tacky little decor) are not welcome.¨
People often buy themselves what they want anyway, she noted.
'Seniors would love to have time, a visit from a grandchild, a
phone call, a hand-written letter, stamps and notecards - practical
as opposed to fluff,¨ Atteberry said.
A potluck is another creative way to enjoy others` company while
'Maybe it`s time to institute some things that are still congenial to
everyone but more congenial on the wallet,¨ she said. 'We need to
pull back and really enjoy the spirit of Christmas and not so much
the materialistic, and it sure makes it easier in January when the bill
Wish list worries
Filling the children`s wish list is a tall order for many parents, and
Atteberry has felt that pressure herself. She didn`t have as much
growing up and felt the need to overcompensate with her children.
Other parents may buy more gifts to make up for not spending
more time with their kids.
As an organizer, Atteberry has been in many homes where kids
have rooms full of toys and stuff, many of which no longer interest
'I think parents try to give children too much stuff,¨ she said.
The popular gifts are technology oriented, which also wreaks
havoc with budgets.
'Teens nowadays want to be like their friends - again, back to
the Joneses - and parents want kids to feel comfortable among
their friends, so they splurge,¨ Atteberry said.
Kids know this, and some play on it.
She suggests having a family meeting well before the holidays,
giving the kids a dollar amount and asking them for a list of gift
ideas. This is a chance to discuss whether they would prefer one
large gift or five gifts for the same value.
'You really need to have that communication up front so you`re
not feeling sorrow or disappointment or that you`re not a good par-
ent,¨ she said.
Maybe an aunt or grandparent would like to go in on a gift
In Atteberry`s experience, younger children are not as choosy.
She buys her grandkids E-bonds for the future, along with a small
item to open.
For holiday shopping, Atteberry suggests setting a budget, doing
a shopping list and drawing names, if appropriate. And keep that list
'I know what my budget is and I buy year-round,¨ she said. 'I
have one basket that I keep in the closet and I put gifts in one
If you have relatives who don`t live near one another, you may
Shown is a cabinet, closed at left and open at right, that Katherine Atteberry has organized into a miniature office to save
space. Her laptop goes into the large open spot in the middle of the cabinet. MT Best Times photos by Shawn Raecke
December 2013 - 10
consider buying the same gift in bulk to save time and travel. She`s
thinking about buying the new Ivan Doig book for all the men in
'If you`re so exhausted you don`t get to enjoy it, it goes back to
planning,¨ she said. 'Give yourself more time. When you think
about it, you`re working eight hours a day every day, just like you
normally do, then you throw in three holidays - it`s just like an
Rather than fight crowds and give up weekends or evenings, Atte-
berry suggests taking a half day or whole day off work and shop-
ping on a Tuesday morning to try to get everything done in one day.
'I personally do not buy Christmas paper,¨ she said. 'I buy plain
paper and use it all year-round. I only store one kind of paper, may-
be jewel tones, and I have those standing in a tall basket during
wrapping season. It doesn`t have to be red and green; you save
money and save storage.¨
Taking advantage of gift wrapping serves the dual purpose of sav-
ing time and sometimes supporting a nonprofit group providing it.
Shop far in advance so you can save time and take advantage of
Be ready to guard against impulse shopping, Atteberry advises.
'Really, if you see things on sale, do you love it, need it, use it?¨
If there`s no intended recipient or purpose for it, it`s probably bet-
ter to pass, especially after you`ve completed your shopping list.
Thinking ahead may allow you to find a great gift and avoid ship-
ping costs. One year Atteberry bought her son-in-law a cast iron
skillet early and left it with her daughter to wrap so she didn`t have
to mail the heavy item.
If you need to mail gifts, she said, 'Know when the post office
needs delivery, work backwards on your calendar, and have them
purchased, wrapped and to the post office.¨
It`s difficult to buy for an adult child or a grandchild when you
don`t live with them and know their taste, so gift cards can be a
good option. But Atteberry likes to present them in a fun way, such
as in a mug with their initials on it.
Food for thought
You can buy some non-perishable foods and supplies ahead of
time, but don`t over-buy, Atteberry cautions.
For meal planning, a few weeks before the holiday season she
cleans out the refrigerator to make room for holiday foods. She
plans the menu, pulls out recipes and orders the turkey. Atteberry
takes picture of the recipes with her iPhone and takes it to the gro-
A few days before, she decides which food and cooking equip-
ment she will need, prepares any food that can be made ahead -
such as chopped vegetables - and starts thawing the turkey.
The day before the holiday she finishes buying perishable foods
and plans when to cook different items.
'I set the table the night before and set out all serving dishes and
utensils with pieces of paper for what goes in them for when I have
help in the kitchen,¨ she explained.
Season’s greetings (cards)
Atteberry tries to have her Christmas cards done by Thanksgiving
and in the mail the day after. But people can also use the Thanksgiv-
ing holiday to do cards so they`re still arriving by Christmas.
She hasn`t warmed to the idea of people sending e-cards instead
of hand-written cards.
'It`s kind of impersonal,¨ Atteberry said. 'You really have to fig-
ure out, what is your purpose for sending them - just because soci-
ety says you have to? Send to who you really care about.¨
Keep a list of who`s sending cards to you or staying in touch, and
Here`s another area where family members can help, she said,
left are examples
of Atteberry orga-
nization: a dish
rack turned into a
items neatly put
away in her
garage; and ~files
on the go,¨ a por-
table finance file
system perfect for
college kids that
MT Best Times photos
by Shawn Raecke
December 2013 - 11
either by writing in cards or addressing envelopes.
All hands on deck
Atteberry believes the whole family needs to be involved in deco-
rating and other aspects of holiday planning.
'I really hate hearing that Mom has to do it all,¨ she said. 'It`s not
a Mom holiday. Everyone really needs to dig in and have a part of
the holiday. It helps with planning and time saving.¨
Again, parents shouldn`t be afraid to talk to their kids.
'Put a positive spin on it,¨ Atteberry said. 'How can you make it
the most fun? Who would like to be in charge of what?¨
Kids can easily help with baking or hanging lights.
'I think where we miss out is that Mom doesn`t delegate,¨ she
said, 'and then she`s tired and crabby. If everyone does a little bit, it
all gets done and no one is tired.¨
When decorating the tree, Atteberry prefers to alternate sets of
ornaments from one year to the next. She keeps them in a clearly
labeled box so she can easily switch them out.
If you have collected ornaments for your children over the years,
she said, when they are grown give them the collection so they have
something to start their homes.
Atteberry never hassles with tangled or broken light strings
because she hangs hers in the garage on screw-in hooks so they`re
spread straight across.
Remember to give back
Atteberry always dispenses one piece of advice for families:
'Every holiday, pick one nonprofit to do a good thing with,¨ she
She and her daughter used to wrap gifts for Big Brothers Big Sis-
ters, and now her adult daughter helps at the food bank.
Kids may not be enthused at first, but Atteberry said they may be
surprised how much fun it can be.
She recalled a year when she helped put together bags for
Thanksgiving dinners. One young boy about 10 years old kept com-
ing to Atteberry`s station for beans and beets, and along the way
they set a goal of doing 100 bags. So each time he came through
they counted, all the way up to 100.
'The father and mother were so proud, and he was proud of him-
self because we made it fun,¨ she said.
Your activity may be delivering gifts for seniors or serving soup
at the soup kitchen.
'Get one special thing like that in every holiday for the family,¨
Atteberry stressed. 'I recommend that so strongly because that`s the
meaning of the holidays.¨
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About Katherine Atteberry
Lansbury comments on new ‘Murder, She Wrote’
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Angela Lansbury says 'it`s a mis-
take¨ for NBC to call a new series 'Murder, She Wrote.¨
The network recently announced plans to reboot the show with
Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer as its star. Spencer acknowledged
her new TV project on Twitter last month.
Lansbury, who will accept an honorary Academy Award later
this week, said 'Murder, She Wrote¨ was her 'greatest doorway
to the world.¨
'I suddenly became a worldwide-known character as Jessica
Fletcher and really built an enormous audience, which I have to
this day,¨ the 88-year-old said in a weekend telephone interview
from her New York home. 'That was the thing that really made
me a star in the minds of everybody.¨
Lansbury had three Oscar nominations and four Tony Awards
when she joined the CBS drama, which aired from 1984 to 1996,
earning her 12 consecutive Emmy nominations and international
She`s sensitive about the show`s reinvention.
'I think it`s a mistake to call it Murder, She Wrote,`¨ Lansbury
said, 'because Murder, She Wrote` will always be about a Cabot
Cove and this wonderful little group of people who told those love-
ly stories and enjoyed a piece of that place, and also enjoyed Jessi-
ca Fletcher, who is a rare and very individual kind of person ...
'So I`m sorry that they have to use the title Murder, She
Wrote,` even though they have access to it and it`s their right.¨
Rolling Stones announce 2014 Australia date
(AP) - The Rolling Stones are headed to Australia, and
they`re taking Mick Taylor along.
The enduring rock n` roll favorites announced they`ll be play-
ing a gig March 22 at the Adelaide Oval. They haven`t played in
Australia since 2006. A news release says ex-member Taylor will
be a special guest for the concert.
The date is the latest on the 50 and Counting tour, a celebration
of the five decades Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie
Watts have been together. Ronnie Wood joined in the `70s. The
tour began last November.
December 2013 - 12
Never too old: 80-year-old
goes on a South African safari
By Charlie Denison
Montana Best Times
LEWISTOWN - Dave Robertson of Lewistown can cross
hunting in Africa off his bucket list.
Robertson, who turned 80 in September, celebrated his birthday
by taking a 12-day trip to Kimberley, South Africa, with his
daughter Becky McKennett for the hunting trip of a lifetime at
the Wintershoek Private Game Reserve.
'We had a ball,¨ Robertson said. 'It was something I always
wanted to do, and I was finally able to do it.¨
Having a chance to kill a sable antelope and a kudu were goals
Robertson had set for himself years ago, and now he has one of
each under his belt.
And in six months, he will have the mounted heads to prove it,
once they are put together in Africa and shipped over.
'I`m going to have to move some furniture to make room for
them,¨ Robertson said. 'I`m running out of room.¨
Robertson said he`s been hunting nearly all his life and his
guide at Wintershoek could tell.
'Our professional hunter, Jeremy, likes Montana guys like me,¨
Robertson said. 'We can shoot.¨
Jeremy, an Afrikaner who showed Robertson and his daughter
around and led them to the animals they wanted to shoot, was
more than impressed - he was honored to be Robertson`s guide.
'Dave and Becky have to be amongst the most humble and
wonderful people that I have ever hunted with,¨ Jeremy said on
the Wintershoek Private Game Reserve website. 'It was a dream
Photo courtesy of Dave Robertson
Dave Robertson, right, poses for a photo with his daughter Becky McKennett and their guide, Jeremy, with the impala McKennett
killed on their September safari in Kimberley, South Africa.
Our professional hunter,
Jeremy, likes Montana
guys like me. We can shoot.
– Dave Robertson
December 2013 - 13
come true for me being their guide.¨
Day in and day out, Jeremy would drive Robertson and his
daughter all around the 40,000 acres of Wintershoek in search of
sables, kudus and springbuck.
And not only was Jeremy a pleasure to be around, Robertson
said, but he had great success finding all the animals Robertson
and his daughter wanted to shoot.
'He was a good one,¨ Robertson said.
There was just one problem.
'Jeremy was driving on the wrong side of the road,¨ Robertson
joked. 'And the steering wheel was on the wrong side of the car.¨
As is tradition in Africa, hunters must paint their faces with the
blood of their first kill, Robertson was told. He followed suit.
'Yeah, I smeared some blood on myself after I killed the
sable,¨ he said, 'and they got pictures of it.¨
Shooting the sable was the hardest part of the trip, Robertson
said, but perhaps also the most exciting part.
'I had to shoot him five times,¨ Robertson said. 'He was a
tough bugger, I tell you. The others were easy. I got the kudu in
Robertson`s tracker, a young Afrikaner named Richard, chased
down the sable.'It took us a while to catch up to him but he left a
good blood trail so we didn`t lose him,¨ Robertson said. 'Once
we found him down we thought we got him, then it reared its
head up and took off. That tracker was gone and I just pulled up
at point blank range and popped that thing. That was it. He went
down that time for good. We had our excitement on that one.¨
This was the first time Robertson had taken a trip of this mag-
nitude with his daughter, and this was their chance.
Becky is an elementary school teacher in Alaska. Taking a trip
in September is not easy, but she made it happen.
'This was a good chance for us to get some time together,¨
Robertson said. 'Originally I was going to go by myself, but then
she called and said, Gee, dad, I`d kinda like to get away, too.`¨
Since Robertson`s wife passed away in January, he and Becky
have become even closer, talking on the phone almost every day.
'We`ve always been close,¨ Robertson said, 'and, I must say,
she is a great daughter.¨
Like her father, Becky also loves to hunt, and is good at it.
'Becky shot a spring buck from 400 yards out,¨ Robertson
said. 'She outdid me.¨
Also like her father, she had a little trouble with one of the ani-
'We chased her impala all over,¨ Robertson said. 'We chased it
through rocks and hills and thorns and bushes. Finally, she laid it
down with a shot from 200 yards out.¨
Reflecting on the trip, Robertson said he can`t think of a better
way to celebrate his 80th birthday, nor could he imagine sharing
the trip with anyone else.
'I tell you, it was worth every penny,¨ Robertson added. 'It
was one of the highlights of my life.¨
It was a trip of a lifetime, Robertson said, and one that truly
couldn`t have been any better.
An avid outdoorsman and a man who is never afraid to have an
adventure, Robertson said he looks forward to another trip in the
future. If it is a hunting trip, however, he might have to get rid of
'I won`t have any room left to mount heads,¨ Robertson said,
'but that`s alright. I`ll figure something out.¨
Charlie Denison may be reached at reporter@lewistownnews.
com or (406) 535-3401.
Left: Dave Robertson poses with a sable he killed during his safari in Africa. Photo courtesy of Dave Robertson
Right: Robertson sits in the basement of his home in Lewistown, where several hunting trophies are displayed, including a
mountain goat and seal he killed in Alaska. MT Best Times photo by Charlie Denison
December 2013 - 14
National Park Service-commissioned artist ﬁnds the humanity of historical icons
By Andrew Turck
Montana Best Times
HARDIN - A woman who said her life has been directed
'through art, music and sometimes just building flower gardens¨
has started a new chapter in life after being commissioned to
draw portraits of historical figures for the National Park Service.
Historical paintings by Sandra Harris, 59, often have small
details relevant to the subject`s life.
'I kind of get extreme with my researching, but that`s what
makes it so much fun for me,¨ Harris said. 'I want to get things
in there, even if they`re subtle, that people can tell stories about
and how it relates (to the historical person).¨
Her portrait of Alice Paul, a women`s rights activist and Quaker
whose leadership was partially responsible for women gaining the
right to vote through the 19th Amendment, depicts a solemn,
round-faced person whose blue eyes match her dress. Behind Paul,
she painted a banner used by 'Silent Sentinels¨ in their protests for
women`s suffrage with small blotches that are easy to miss.
Sandra Harris examines a print, far
left, showing her portrait of Floyd
Bennett, a World War I aviator who
attempted to fly to the North Pole.
She worked overnight to make sure
the portrait had the clouds rendered
MT Best Times photo by Andrew Turck
Studying each one of these
people has affected my life;
it’s changed my life.
– Sandra Harris
history to life
December 2013 - 15
The blotches are meant to represent bloodstains, which Harris
found on a banner while visiting the National Women`s Party
headquarters. Aside from the stains, there were also smudges
chemically found to be boot polish. Women`s rights protests dur-
ing the early 1900s, with their lack of police protection and gen-
eral unpopularity, weren`t exactly pleasant.
'I said, Why did (the stains) go down?` and she said, Because
she probably had to roll up the banner and fight,`¨ Harris said. 'I
held these banner poles and they were huge, like 40 pounds
Harris said lessons learned from studying the historical subjects
of her paintings have inspired her to make personal changes.
'Studying each one of these people has affected my life; it`s
changed my life,¨ Harris said.
Someone Harris said made a large impact on her is Mary
McLeod Bethune, a civil rights leader who established present-
day Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla., and
served as an adviser to former President Franklin Roosevelt.
'I have taken a lot of things that she said, that she spoke and
her quotes,¨ Harris said. 'There`s no apology in starting with
the small thing that you have. She started with charcoal and
boxes, and it just kept growing and growing. When she had the
first building where the university is now, she called it Faith
Hall. She always went forward knowing God had a plan for
In a portrait Harris painted of Bethune, the civil rights leader is
depicted in front of the White House with FDR`s cane - a gift
Eleanor Roosevelt gave her - which she didn`t need but used
anyway, saying it gave her swank.
History of a historical painter
Harris grew up in Algona, Iowa, where she took to drawing and
painting early in life.
'I got a little set of canvas paints one time,¨ Harris said. 'I
remember being about 11 years old and I just took those little oil
paints, my aunt gave me a board and I just started painting my
She received her first commission to paint a portrait in 1968 at
the age of 14, for which she was paid $30. Her subject was the
older brother of a friend, who was graduating from high school.
'They laid his suit out on the bed, because the picture they
gave me didn`t have his suit,¨ Harris said, 'and said, We want
you to put that suit on him.`¨
She added, 'That`s kind of how I work now. I`ll find a picture,
then I go and photograph his chair and I photograph his desk, and
I`m always putting stuff into the picture to compose it.¨
Harris showed two self-portraits from the ages of 14 to 16 that
demonstrate a skill with realistic facial characteristics comparable
to her work today. Harris said in an email that two of her high
school art teachers back then, Ervin Van Haaften and Jeanne
Lighter, encouraged her to continue painting.
After graduating high school in 1972 and marrying at the age
of 18, she and her husband, Shane Harris, moved to Cripple
Creek, Colo., later moving to nearby Woodland Park, where she
opened up a small art studio. Eventually, she was able to switch
to artistry full time.
She discovered Crow Fair in the 1970s, the Fair being an annu-
al event of powwows, teepees and rodeos located in Crow Agen-
cy, Mont., and the largest gathering of Native Americans in the
Northern Plains. She found a painting of the celebration on the
cover of an art magazine and wondered what went on up there.
'We checked it out,¨ Harris said, 'and began a lifelong passion
about the Crow culture.¨
At the Fair, she painted a Navajo man and fellow artist on a
horse in the Bighorn River (the painting depicts the Colorado
River). Later on, she showed the painting to a friend, whose
father-in-law recognized the horse he`d previously lent to the
'When I first started coming up, I came to paint pictures,¨ Har-
ris said. 'As I got close to the people, I would come up, and not
Harris paints a landscape in
Waldo Canyon, Colo.,
before a fire that went
through the area in June
2012. Harris and her
husband, Shane, lived in
Colorado for 27 years
before moving to Hardin.
Photo courtesy of
December 2013 - 16
even bring a camera or do any pictures, because I was coming for
the people. I had built a relationship with the people and I loved
Harris participated in national juried art shows, winning the
Best of Show at the Western Heritage Show in Denver, People`s
Choice Awards at the Colorado SIDS Benefit in Denver, and the
Colorado Springs Art Guild National Juried Show. She was also
an invited guest speaker at the Denver Art Guild. She was select-
ed for a special showcase exhibit in 1988, held at the Cowboy
Artists Museum in Kerrville, Texas.
Her work has been represented since 1979 in major galleries in
Taos, N.M., Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jackson Hole, Wyo. In 1986,
her work premiered in the American Miniatures Show, where she
still shows portraits today. Other clients have included the U.S.
Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she was
commissioned to paint the portrait of retiring football coach Ben
Harris set aside painting during the 90s to raise her two teen-
age sons and seek inspiration, before being introduced to 'the
beauty and spiritual anointing of Crow hymns and spiritual
songs¨ upon her return to Crow Country in 1998. She was adopt-
ed into two Crow families and traveled to Montana as often as
possible, until moving to nearby Hardin, Mont., in 2002.
The move was sooner than they planned, since their house sold
unexpectedly before being placed on the market. At the time,
Harris was at Crow Fair and her husband was in Colorado.
'While I was up here,¨ Harris said, 'an old friend of ours who
had been widowed and moved away from Colorado came to our
Over the phone, Harris` husband told her that their friend felt
like she was supposed to move back to Colorado, needed a place
and were they planning on selling?
'We ended up moving here in the middle of December, just
like that,¨ Harris said.
The transition started after they had lived about 27 years in
Colorado, leaving her granddaughter and many friends behind.
Harris was 48, and she and her husband were now without jobs
and entering a new environment.
After staying at a friend`s, then renting in Hardin, Harris and
Shane finally found a house and began settling into their new
home. Shane worked at a body shop in Billings and Yellowtail
Dam in Fort Smith, while Harris got to know the 440 Big Horn
County residents in the 108 miles on her route working as a mail
'Over the years, we`ve been blessed to be joined in Hardin by
our grown sons and their families, my sister and niece and their
families, and longtime family friends,¨ Harris wrote in an email.
'So when I realize that many years ago, Big Horn County felt
like home, it seems that it had been chosen for us all along.¨
The Western Heritage Museum commissioned her around this
time to illustrate educational DVDs for the Tribal Histories Proj-
ect in 2005, 2006 and 2007. She completed three projects detail-
ing the history of the Crow, Northern Cheyenne and Chippewa/
Harris eventually went to work from 2007 to 2011 at the
administrative office of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National
Monument, where she gained a stronger connection with the past.
The first day, while looking for her building, she met the great-
grandson of Sitting Bull.
'It was much more than a job to me - it was a turning point
and ignited my deeper appreciation of history,¨ Harris wrote.
'I`m forever grateful and honored to have walked the battle-
ground; absorbed the stories; meditated on the dignity and sacri-
fice represented at the memorials and national cemetery; and per-
sonally shook hands, and shared prayers and songs with the
descendants of the battle.¨
Through the Battlefield`s connection with the National Park
Service, Harris received the commission to paint historical por-
traits in the spring of 2011.
Painting, for Harris, is inseparable from music.
Her house contains - among other instruments - an accordi-
on, piano, mandolin, flutes, ukulele, banjo and a triangular,
stringed instrument called a balalaika. Throughout the majority of
the interview, music played lightly in the background.
'I never paint without listening to music,¨ Harris said. 'It kind
of calms my soul. It`s inspired me to do paintings. I`ve done
paintings of musicians. I`ve written songs. Sometimes, when I`m
thinking of a painting, I`ll write music from that or (vice versa).¨
Harris said she has always been able to draw faces and hands,
but has trouble with background details. At one point, she stayed
up most of the night to adjust the clouds in a portrait of Floyd
Bennett, a World War I pilot who attempted to reach the North
Pole in 1926, saying they were too pink and fluffy for the man.
'I get the face done and I struggle with the rest,¨ Harris said. 'I
will have to learn to (paint landscapes), because it doesn`t come
naturally for me. For someone else, they might have to study the
Despite difficulties with landscapes, Harris said painting has
helped her deal with her 'shy and withdrawn¨ nature, allowing
her to better communicate and fall in love with people.
Harris said she wants to get back more into 'life¨ painting,
which involves painting a model over the course of several hours,
since that type of painting comes the most naturally to her. She
hopes to form a life painting group in the future.
'I always want to add the human element and the human sto-
ry,¨ Harris said. 'People laughing, people talking, people crying,
people living their life.¨
Keeping up with the times
At 55, Harris was content to 'check the box¨ and slow down in
life, a mindset that was shattered during a trip to the Grand Can-
yon. On a whim, she volunteered to hike on a trip to the bottom
of the Canyon and spend the night, despite not hiking for the past
The trip was aimed for experienced hikers only.
'I still think, What was I thinking?`¨ Harris said. 'I remember
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getting down to the bottom and I was in so much pain, and I was
praying, God, I don`t know how I`m going to get out - they`re
going to have to bring a helicopter and get me out of here.`¨
The experience is important to Harris, since, after she was able to
hike back up, she realized it wasn`t time to stop living yet. She com-
pared the opportunities in her life to bumping open a door.
'I guess I had the ... maybe it was ignorance ... but I went through
that door,¨ Harris said. 'At the end of that trip, I thought, You know
what? I did it.` I was 55, I`m out of shape - I was 40 pounds heavier
then - I don`t know how I did it, except that it was a turning point.¨
Harris said she hopes, through her painting, to bring historical
icons into the world as people who are more than just paragraphs in a
'(Frederick Douglas) had 500 plants in his yard, but his favorite
flower was the dandelion,¨ Harris said. 'It`s everyday people that
can change the world. People that started out with humble begin-
nings. People that started out with nothing. People who are like Alice
Paul, who started out with an education, but she was just this sleight,
little woman and she drove the movement that finally got the wom-
en`s vote to pass. It gives me hope that anyone can do anything at
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or (406) 665-1008.
By Susan Wloszczyna
Grace Kelly was known as America`s Princess, a glamorous
movie star and the ultimate Hitchcock blonde who fled the Holly-
wood spotlight at the height of her fame to wed European royalty,
Prince Rainier of Monaco. Diana Spencer was declared the Peo-
ple`s Princess, a shy British beauty who came from aristocratic
stock and fulfilled the fairy-tale fantasies of a nation by marrying
Long after their tragic deaths, both women have a special place
in the hearts of many - as evidenced by a pair of biopics expected
in theaters within months of each other. Naomi Watts stars in
'Diana¨ (which opened in the U.S. on Nov. 1), while Nicole Kid-
man takes the lead in 'Grace of Monaco¨ (moved out of the holi-
day lineup to open in early spring).
The fact that the two Australian actresses playing Princess Diana
and Princess Grace are best friends in real life is just one of several
bonds that tie these legendary women together.
Children of privilege
Grace Kelly was born Nov. 12, 1929, to a wealthy family and
hung out with the high society crowd.
Diana Spencer was born July 1, 1961, already bearing a royal
lineage as a member of one of Britain`s oldest families.
Grace was the daughter of Jack Kelly, an Olympic gold medalist
in rowing, a business mogul and a politician, who favored her older
sister and brother while disapproving of her acting ambitions.
Diana was the fourth child of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp.
Her parents had hoped for a male heir - an infant brother, John,
had died a year before - and her arrival was said to have put a
strain on the marriage.
Grace found her calling onstage at age 12 and attended the
American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Her father
caused her to split with first beau, a Navy man, and Kelly engaged
in a string of romances with older suitors - including affairs with
nearly all her big-screen
leading men, starting with
Gary Cooper in 'High
Noon¨ and ending with
Bing Crosby in 'High
Diana was considered a
mediocre student who
loved the arts, exhibited
community spirit and
enjoyed working with chil-
dren. After attending a
Swiss finishing school, she
worked as a nursery assis-
tant, a helper at a pre-
school, a nanny for an
American family living in
London and a kindergarten
After 11 films, including
a 1954 Oscar-winning turn
as Bing Crosby`s dowdy
spouse in 'The Country
Wife,¨ Kelly met the
31-year-old Prince Rainier
III of Monaco while doing
a photo shoot at his palace in 1955. They began exchanging letters
and Rainier, who was under pressure to produce an heir, went to
America in December of that year to meet her family. He proposed
three days later.
Prince Charles had been seeing Diana`s older sister, Lady Sarah,
but began to focus on Diana after they both were guests at a coun-
try getaway in 1980. That led to a sailing weekend on a yacht and
an invitation to Balmoral, the royal family`s Scottish residence, to
meet Charles` family. After a courtship in London, the prince, 34,
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royaIs Grace and Diana lo Iife on lhe big screen
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Naomi Watts stars as ~Diana, Prin-
cess of Wales¨ in the upcoming
release of Entertainment One`s
~Diana.¨ She is shown here in a
dress by one of Diana`s favorite
designers, Jacques Azagury.
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December 2013 - 18
- American Red Cross Blood Drive: Two
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dishwashing and wrapping silverware.
- Park County Department of Emergency
Services: Looking for volunteers to map
your neighborhood. Training and support
will be provided.
- Park County Senior Center: Volunteers
needed in a variety of activities to make
them run smoothly.
- RSVP Handcrafters: Volunteers to help
with knitting or crocheting, or share your
special talent, making warm hats, or cozy
lap robes for veterans, Thursdays at 1 p.m.
at the Park County Senior Center.
- Stafford Animal Shelter: Needs loving
volunteers to walk a dog, chat to a cat, or
take on other tasks providing care.
- Various agencies are in need of your
unique skills and interests in a variety of
ongoing and one-time special events,
including mailings every month.
Contact: Shannon Burke, RSVP Program
Coordinator, 206 So. Main St., Livingston,
MT 59047; phone (406) 222-2281; email:
Fergus & Judith Basin counties
- America Reads Program: Needs volun-
teers, especially in the rural schools, to help
students improve their reading skills.
- Community Cupboard: Needs volunteers
to help any week mornings as well as with
- Council on Aging: Needs volunteers to
help at the center.
- Head Start and grade schools: Volunteers
needed to assist students.
- Library and Art Center: Always appreci-
ate the help of volunteers.
- ROWL (Recycle Our Waste Lewistown):
Recruiting volunteers for the 3rd Saturday
of the month to help with greeting, traffic
directing, sorting, baling and loading recy-
clables working to keep plastic wastes from
Treasure Depot: Needs volunteers.
- Always have various needs for your
skills and volunteer services in our commu-
Contact: RSVP Volunteer Coordinator
Cheryll Tuss, 404 W. Broadway, Wells Far-
go Bank building, (upstairs), Lewistown,
MT 59457; phone (406) 535-0077; email:
Musselshell, Golden Valley &
- Food Bank: Distribute food commodities
to seniors and others in the community;
help unload the truck as needed.
- Meals on Wheels Program: Deliver
meals to the housebound in the community,
just one day a week, an hour and a half,
- Nursing Home: Assist with activities for
residents to enrich supported lifestyle.
- Senior Center: Volunteers are needed to
provide meals, clean up in the dining room
and/or keep records; meal provided.
- Senior Transportation: Volunteer needed
to drive Senior Van to meals, fundraisers
and appointments, one day a week or
month, no special license needed; meal pro-
- RSVP offers maximum flexibility and
choice to its volunteers as it matches the
personal interests and skills of older Ameri-
cans with opportunities to serve their com-
munities. You choose how and where to
See , Page 19
Below is a list of volunteer openings available through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in
communities across southern Montana. To learn more about RSVP, call (800) 424-8867 or TTY (800) 833-3722;
or log on to www. seniorcorps.org.
December 2013 - 19
serve. Volunteering is an opportunity to learn new skills, make
friends and connect with your community.
Contact: Lorelie Elkshoulder, Volunteer Coordinator, South Cen-
tral MT RSVP, 315 1/2 Main St., Ste. #1, Roundup, MT 59072;
phone (406) 323-1403; fax (406) 323-4403; email: rdprsvp2@
midrivers.com; facebook: South Central MT RSVP.
Custer & Rosebud counties
- Clinic Ambassador: Volunteers needed to greet and provide
directions to patients and visitors.
- Custer County Food Bank: Volunteers needed for food distribu-
tion Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- Custer Network against Domestic Violence: Crisis line volunteer
- Forsyth Senior Center: Volunteer musicians needed to provide
- Friendship Villa: Volunteers to assist in several capacities.
- Head Start: Classroom aides needed.
- Historic Miles City Academy: Volunteers needed to assist in
thrift store with sorting and cleaning donated merchandise.
- Holy Rosary Health Care: Volunteer receptionist needed at front
desk and in gift shop.
- Kircher School: Volunteer needed for lunch delivery from Miles
City to the school. Free lunch and mileage is reimbursed.
- RSVP: A volunteer is needed to assist with office work on as-
- St. Vincent DePaul: Volunteers to assist in several capacities.
- TLC: Volunteers needed to do shopping for a resident
- WaterWorks Art Museum: Volunteer receptionists needed, 2
hour shifts Tuesdays-Sundays, volunteers also needed to assist with
If you are interested in these or other volunteer opportunities
please contact: Betty Vail, RSVP Director; 210 Winchester Ave.
#225, MT 59301; phone (406) 234-0505; email: rsvp05@midriv-
- AARP Tax Preparers: Volunteers needed to help low income
seniors prepare their tax returns. Volunteers must have basic com-
puter skills, but all other training is provided. Will be asked to
work approximately four hours per week from February 1st - April
- Senior shut-ins: Volunteers needed to deliver monthly commodi-
ties, once a month, to elderly, flexible schedule.
- Local art gallery: Volunteer needed to assist with daily opera-
- If you have a need for or a special interest or desire to volunteer
somewhere in the community, please contact: Patty Atwell, RSVP
Director, P.O. Box 1324, Glendive, MT 59330; phone (406) 377-
4716; email: email@example.com.
RSVP, from Page 18
proposed on Feb. 6, 1981 - although the engagement was kept
secret for several weeks.
Grace`s ring was originally a tasteful Cartier eternity band of
rubies and diamonds. But after checking out the rock candy on the
fingers of other Hollywood ladies, the prince upgraded to a
10.5-carat emerald-cut diamond nestled between two baguettes,
also made by Cartier. Grace wore it in the final film she shot,
Diana`s ring featured 14 solitaire diamonds circling a 12-carat
oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold, which resem-
bled her mother`s engagement ring. The piece was made by Gar-
rard, then the crown jewelers, and the design was later available in
the company`s catalog.
Weddings of the century
Just 26, Grace sailed to Monaco from New York aboard the SS
Constitution on April 4, 1956, with thousands of fans lining the
streets for both the send-off and the arrival. A civil wedding took
place on April 18 at Rainier`s palace and a religious wedding was
celebrated at Monaco`s St. Nicholas Cathedral the next day, attended
by 600 guests and watched on TV by about 30 million people.
The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana were married on July 29,
1981, at St. Paul`s Cathedral in London instead of the traditional
Westminster Abbey, to allow for more seating. The event was
watched by a global TV audience of 750 million, while an estimat-
ed 600,000 people lined the route taken by Diana`s carriage.
The bridal gown
For the religious ceremony, Grace wore a dress designed by
MGM costumer Helen Rose, with a high neck and long sleeves as
well as a form-fitting torso and flowing skirt. It contained, accord-
ing to reports, 25 yards of silk taffeta, 100 yards of silk net, peau de
soie, tulle and
rose point lace. The
90-yard veil, attached
to a Juliet cap, was
made of tulle. The
cost at the time:
$7,267. The gown is
said to have inspired
the one worn by Kate
Middleton for her
wedding to Prince
William in 2011.
ivory silk taffeta and
antique lace gown
with its 25-foot train
cost $14,580 ($43,744
in today`s dollars).
Designed by David
and Elizabeth Emanu-
el, it featured large
puffed sleeves and a
billowing skirt, and
was decorated with
sequins and 10,000
were available just hours after the ceremony.
Grace exuded a cool elegance, prim, polished and poised _ the
sort of look that Betty Draper aspires to on TV`s 'Mad Men.¨
French-born American fashion designer Oleg Cassini, Grace`s
Grace Kelly was known as America`s
Princess, a glamorous movie star and
the ultimate Hitchcock blonde who fled
the Hollywood spotlight at the height
of her fame to wed European royalty,
Prince Rainier of Monaco. The couple
is shown here at their engagement par-
ty held at the Kelly home in Philadel-
phia, Pa., on Jan. 6, 1956.
At the Movies, from Page 17
See At the Movies, Page 21
Traditions are important parts of the holidays.
People may try new recipes and meet new friends in
November and December. But Christmas simply isn`t complete
unless old favorites are played on the stereo (or the iPhone) and
traditional foods are found on the kitchen table.
Our family has enjoyed stollen for many years. Stollen and its
close cousin, yulekage, have their roots in Europe and
Stollen is a German bread that has also been called
Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen. One of the traditional
ingredients used to be marzipan.
Yulekage is very popular in Norway and Sweden, as well as
in other parts of Scandinavia and in the U.S. The English
translation of yulekage is 'yule bread.¨ However, it is such a
rich bread that many people think of it as a
Both stollen and yulekage are very dense.
They are great dessert breads. But they
really shine at the breakfast table. Donuts
pale in comparison. A popular way to enjoy
them is toasted. They were meant to be
eaten that way with coffee in the morning.
They are not quick to fix. Stollen,
especially, is a bread that requires lots of
time to rise. When I made stollen last
winter, I started at 2:30 in the afternoon. The bread didn`t come
out of the oven until 8 p.m.
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December 2013 - 20
All I want for Christmas is fruit bread
2 pkgs. yeast (I use quick-rise)
1 1/2 c. scalded milk, cooled to 100°
1 1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3 large eggs
2 tbsp. brandy, rum or bourbon
1 tbsp. lemon or orange zest
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1/2 c. dark raisins
1/2 c. chopped citron
1/2 c. candied cherries (optional)
7 to 8 c. all purpose flour
2 tbsp. butter, melted
3/4 c. powdered sugar
Lemon juice or orange juice
Add yeast to milk. Stir. Let rest 10 minutes. Add one cup flour.
Stir until thoroughly combined (this is called a sponge). Put in
bowl, cover and put in warm place. Allow to double in size. In
mixer bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add sugar gradually. Beat
until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each addi-
tion. Add sponge and mix well. Combine nuts, raisins, citron
and cherries in separate bowl. Add one cup flour. Stir well. Add
brandy and fruit/nut/flour combination to batter. Add flour grad-
ually until dough becomes dense and pulls away from sides of
bowl. Remove dough from bowl. Transfer to floured surface.
Knead until another half cup of flour is incorporated. Place
dough on greased cookie sheet. Cover and put in warm place
until doubled in size. Separate dough into two loaves. Form into
long, fairly thin loaves. Brush with melted butter. Return to
cookie sheet. Cover and put in warm place until doubled in size.
Remove cover. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.
For glaze, add enough juice to powdered sugar to make thin
frosting. When stollen loaves are cool, spread glaze on tops.
1 pkg. dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water (110°)
3/4 c. lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. raisins
1/3 c. citron, chopped or 1/3 cup mixed candied fruit
3 1/4-3 1/2 cups flour
1 c. powdered sugar
1 -2 tbsp. water
Dissolve yeast in warm water in large mixer bowl. Add milk,
sugar, salt, cardamom, egg, shortening, raisins, citron and two
cups flour. Beat on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 sec-
onds. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, an
additional two minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to make
dough easy to handle. Turn dough onto floured surface. Knead
until smooth and elastic, about five minutes. Place in greased
bowl. Turn greased side up. Cover. Let rise in warm place until
double, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Dough is ready if indentation remains
when touched. Punch dough down. Shape into round loaf. Place
in greased nine inch round pan. Brush top lightly with butter.
Let rise until double, about 45 minutes. Bake at 350° until loaf
is golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes. Brush with butter.
For glaze, mix powdered sugar and water until smooth and the
desired consistency. Spread glaze on top. Cool on wire rack.
- Wednesday, December 4
• Christmas at the Moss Mansion, through Jan. 4, Billings
• Holter Museum’s Ho Ho Holter Holiday Gift Sale, through
Dec. 24, Helena
• Country Christmas, second Annual Bright Country Nights holi-
day light show, Festival of Trees, through Dec. 7, Fergus County
Fairgrounds and Trade Center, Lewistown
• Holiday Market Room, Tuesdays-Saturdays through Dec. 24,
Lewistown Art Center, Lewistown
• Federation of Fly Fishers Museum, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5
• Yellowstone Gateway Museum, Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5
- Friday, December 6
• Dillon Christmas Stroll, downtown Dillon
• Christmas Stroll, Miles City
• Festival of the Trees and Live Music, Town and Country Club,
- Saturday, December 7
• Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale Sixties Revolution
Concert, 7:30-9 p.m., Alberta Bair Theatre, Billings
• Charlie Russell Chew Choo, Northpole Adventure 5 and 7:30
- Thursday, December 12
• Wild West Snowflake Fest, entire town, Absarokee
• Last Chance Christmas Craft Show, through Dec. 14, Al Bedoo
Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Avenue, Billings
• Rodeo Run Sled Dog Races, through Dec. 14, West Yellowstone
- Friday, December 13
• Charlie Russell Chew Choo, Northpole Adventure 5 and 7:30
- Saturday, December 14
• Ice Sculpting Contest, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in front of Uptown busi-
• Charlie Russell Chew Choo, Northpole Adventure 5 and 7:30
- Saturday, December 21
• Charlie Russell Chew Choo, Northpole Adventure 5:and 7:30
• Livingston Dance Club, country western dancing, 7-11 p.m.,
American Legion, 112 N. B St., Livingston
• Firefighters Toy Dance, Park Place, Miles City
• Ski and Photos with Santa, Showdown Ski Hill, Neihart
- Tuesday, December 24
• Christmas Eve Festivities, Huntley Lodge and Yellowstone Con-
ference Center, Big Sky
- Saturday, December 28
• Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, Showdown Ski Hill, Neihart
- Tuesday, December 31
• New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display and Celebration, through
Jan. 1, Big Sky Resort
December 2013 - 21
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onetime fiancé, is credited with shaping her signature style: circle
skirts, nipped-in waists, sleek sleeveless gowns, furs, pearls, ele-
gant capri pants and the Hermes handbag that still bears her name.
Diana`s schoolgirl chic soon evolved into a sophisticated yet
still youthful sense of style, even when donning a matching suit
and hat for her royal duties and appearances.
In the 1980s, Diana was fond of gowns that featured the big-
shouldered look favored by the cast of TV`s 'Dynasty.¨ But by the
90s, her leaner, more mature figure benefited from sleek, one-
shoulder formal wear.
Grace had three children: Caroline, Princess of Monaco, born in
1957; Albert II, Prince of Monaco (1958), the current ruler; and
Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Countess Polignac (1965).
Diana was mother to two boys: Prince William, Duke of Cam-
bridge (1982); and Prince Henry (aka Harry) of Wales (1984).
Marital ups and downs
Rainier proved almost as controlling as Grace`s father, banning
her movies from being shown in Monaco. When asked by the
director in 1962, he was willing to allow his wife to star in Alfred
Hitchcock`s 'Marnie.¨ But Monaco`s citizenry didn`t want to wit-
ness their princess kissing another man on the big screen and she
dropped out. He later refused to allow her to do the 1977 ballet
drama 'The Turning Point.¨ Biographers have suggested that both
spouses sought out affairs as their union cooled.
Both Diana and Charles found comfort in the company of others
as early as 1985, she with Maj. James Hewitt and he with ex-girl-
friend Camilla Parker Bowles. Tapes were leaked with the royals
engaging in intimate conversation with their paramours in 1992.
The pair separated in January 1993 and Diana announced she
would withdraw from public life. More details of the troubled
union emerged in ensuing years, and a divorce was issued on Aug.
After suffering a stroke, Princess Grace drove off a winding
road leading from France to Monaco and her car fell down a steep
mountainside on Sept. 13, 1982. Daughter Stephanie, a passenger
in the car, escaped with relatively minor injuries, but her mother
never gained consciousness and died the next day at age 52.
While being pursued by paparazzi, Diana, along with compan-
ion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul, suffered fatal injuries after
a car crash in the Pont de l`Alma road tunnel in Paris on Aug. 31,
1997. She was 36.
Kelly and costar Bing Crosby introduced the popular Cole Por-
ter tune 'True Love¨ ('While I give to you and you give to me/
True love, true love¨) in the movie musical 'High Society.¨ The
song reached No. 4 on the charts and resulted in a gold record.
Elton John performed new lyrics to 'Candle in the Wind,¨ his
1973 hit about Marilyn Monroe, as a funeral tribute to Diana. The
opening line was changed to 'Goodbye England`s rose, may you
ever grow in our hearts.¨
At the Movies, from Page 19
Q. You start out with a standard
folding chair and put wheels on the
bottom, then remove the seat and affix
a metal basket instead. ~It`s new ÷ it`s
sensational. No more baskets to carry,¨
your newspaper ad proclaims. Now
what do you have?
A. If you`re Sylvan Goldman, 1937,
owner of the Humpty Dumpty
supermarket chain in Oklahoma City,
you`ve got a colossal flop on your hands,
as you watch your new shopping cart go
unused, reports Kerstin Sjoden in 'Mad
Science,¨ edited by Randy Alfred.
Goldman was looking for a way to
increase store purchases by freeing his
customers from weighty handheld
baskets, but unfortunately men feared
that using the carts would make them
look weak, and women deemed them as
unfashionable, looking too much like
So Goldman hired male and female
models to push the carts around in his
store as they pretended to be shopping.
The gambit worked, with the carts so in
demand that buyers soon faced a seven-
year waiting list.
Goldman continued modifying his
design, making the baskets bigger as
stores realized customers purchased more
when cart size increased. 'Today,
warehouse stores have warehouse-sized
Q. The cosmic speed limit of 186,000
miles per second(!) has been known
since the time of Albert Einstein. How
do astrophysicists today propose
A. That`s the speed of light in space,
with sunlight taking about 8 minutes to
reach Earth, and starlight from the next
nearest stars needing about 4 years, says
NASA`s Harold 'Sonny¨ White, as
reported by Anne-Marie Corley in 'New
Scientist¨ magazine. Yet within Einstein`s
relativity theory are loopholes to this
speed limit, one of them being a 'space
You can think of the space warp a little
like walking along at an airport at 3 miles
per hour, then stepping onto a moving
walkway. 'You`re still walking at 3 miles
an hour, but you`re covering the distance
much more quickly relative to somebody
who isn`t on the belt,¨ explains White. 'A
space warp works on the principle that
you can expand and contract space at any
speed.¨ You might end up going at a
velocity of 10 times the speed of light,
but relative to the walkway you`re on,
you stay comfortably under the speed of
Q. When does ~flushed with success¨
take on perhaps its most literal
A. When it`s the story of human waste,
solid and liquid, being used as fertilizer
or chemical replacement in agricultural
soils around the world, says Fred Pearce
in 'New Scientist¨ magazine. In most
places, sewage trucks discharge their
cargo into streams and lakes, adding to
local pollution. But in Bangalore, India,
for example, the 'honey-suckers¨ head
for farms outside the city, where their
stinking loads go to fertilize vegetables or
coconut and banana trees. 'The farmers
pay good money for human waste; it
produces bumper crops. For them, it is
sweet.¨ This actually revives an older
tradition of sewage widely spread onto
urban 'sewage farms.¨ 'Traditionally it
was collected in the dead of night to
avoid offending people`s sensibilities and
was used to grow vegetables and other
Realization is growing that flushing
sewage into rivers is a ludicrous waste of
nutrients that could go to help feed
humanity. Consider that a person
produces some 500 liters of urine and 50
kilograms of feces a year, containing the
nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium that
plants need to grow. Scale this up and the
world`s population excretes 70 million
tonnes of nutrients annually. And it`s
safer than you might think: Urine is
normally free of disease-causing
pathogens, while soils help filter and
clean bacteria found in feces.
As Pearce argues, 'We should be
recycling our feces and urine in the same
way we recycle scarce metals. In some
places, that will involve much more
advanced technology.¨ Even in the
developed world, 'flush and forget¨
Q. Why did native peoples of Canada
and Alaska commonly cover their eyes
with pieces of bone or wood having
narrow slits for viewing?
A. To reduce the glare from bright
snow and ice fields, says Jearl Walker in
'The Flying Circus of Physics.¨ The cut-
out slits greatly reduced visible and
ultraviolet light as well as the infrared
light that produces eye discomfort, acting
somewhat like today`s sunglasses.
On the U.S. football field, some
athletes put black paint or grease on their
upper cheeks to decrease the reflection of
light into the eye, since it can interfere
with clear viewing. 'The glare off the
cheeks is especially troublesome when
the cheek is wet with sweat and the game
is being played beneath a high Sun during
the day or bright lights at night.¨
Q. He was 82 when he died of
complications from a stroke and heart
attack, on the very day in 2002 that he
was inducted into the National
Inventors Hall of Fame, having already
been enshrined in the Automotive Hall
of Fame. To a curious world, his family
offered assurances that ~Yes, he had
December 2013 - 22
The ﬁrst shopping carts were a big ﬂop
By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, Ph.D.
Send questions to brothers Bill and Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org
used it every time.¨ Used what?
A. Hired by Volvo as its first safety engi-
neer in 1958, Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin
took barely a year to devise, engineer and
test a double-strap, triple-anchor seat belt,
cited as one of the eight most important
patents of the century, says editor and con-
tributor Randy Alfred in the book 'Mad
Science.¨ 'It was simple and efficient.¨ It
restrained the upper body and could be
buckled securely with one hand while keep-
ing the buckle away from the passenger`s
soft abdomen. Previous auto seat belts
hadn`t restrained the upper body and often
even caused internal injuries in high-speed
The three-point belt started saving lives
almost immediately, with numbers now
exceeding a million! And as the Bohlin
family assured the world after his death,
'He had buckled up every time!¨
Q. Getting there fast is one thing, get-
ting there in the best possible mood is
quite another. How does Patent no.
8,364,395 try to help drivers do this?
A. It fuses advances in mapping and traf-
fic data with those in mood detection to
form 'an emotionally integrated navigation
system,¨ says Marisa Fessenden in 'Scien-
tific American¨ magazine. Route-planning
to avoid tolls and traffic jams is straightfor-
ward enough; now new technologies can
gauge mood via microphones to detect
vocal stress in drivers asking for directions
or screaming expletives. Sensors can also
detect pulse rates and sweaty palms on the
steering wheel, while other software can
mine social-media streams for users` emo-
tions and locations.
A new device from IBM would permit
tourist navigation in unfamiliar cities,
avoiding road-rage incidents or local pro-
tests while taking in 'buzz-generating res-
taurants or tranquil scenery.¨ Emoticons
along the route would act as guides. The
device even factors in an area`s recent his-
tory, choosing destinations with high happi-
ness rates over the past week, says co-
inventor Paul B. French of IBM. 'If an area
cheered visitors up, the system would clas-
sify the route as mood-enhancing. The
change of mood is key.¨
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1 Holiday portmanteau
10 Turned up
15 Hoops situation
involving a bonus free
16 Odds, essentially
17 Tennessee`s state
19 Mental health org.
Dodger coach Manny
21 Puts forth
24 Like some sins
26 Holiday serving
27 Dental crown
29 People magazine
Sexiest Man Alive of
30 Harmonia`s daughter,
in Greek myth
34 Menu option
35 Program, perhaps
38 Chaac, to Mayans
40 Looking frightened
41 Pretend, in a way
43 NCAA year-end
44 Word with sugar or
45 Put in
49 Slangy agreement
50 Common hand span
53 Catch in pots
56 Shakespearean 'over
58 Go on
62 Sign of emptiness
63 Stud revelations
64 Toponymic dairy
65 Summer TV offering
with a 'Jaws of Steel
1 Lesser Antilles island
3 Old drugstore chain
4 'Can`t Help Lovin` __
5 Word on a bill
6 Storage medium
7 Actor Yaphet __ of
10 Yankee foe
11 Some flatbreads
12 Selling using servers
14 Acts altruistically
21 Bash, affectedly
28 Co-star of Steve in
32 They may be dug up
33 Circus elevator
34 Godfather, sometimes
36 Academy affirmation
37 1985 #1 hit for Ready
for the World
39 Like Vivaldi`s
42 'Imagination Taking
44 Church compositions
46 Kiddie lit character
with a detachable tail
47 Composer Debussy
48 Reproachful warning
55 He or I, e.g.
57 Sea level?
61 Crow cousin
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