Thursday, August 27, 2009

Girl From The North Country

My other Grandma....

On the outskirts of Glacier National Park, almost as far north as this country can hold us, there lies the Daellenbach Clan. Eleven children of Swiss descent raised in the loud, rugged Montana landscape. Pretty dresses, thin cigarettes, late nights, wide rivers. Adventure. Proper women with wild language, quick knitting hands and floral sheets. Photographs, and more photographs. Stories, and more stories. One gunshot. A couple scandals, a lot of dancing.
For the first time in my life I met my mother's side of the story. MONTANA. We visited with Doris, the only Daellenbach left. White hair, full of energy, and very willing to spill the nitty gritty details. I've always loved Montana, now I finally know why.

sisters Doris Gretchen and Ruth

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

That's All We Really Want.

Dancer girl falls in love with motorcycle babe.
Together they beat the odds. Enjoy.
This movie basically raised me.

Sorry the audio doesn't work on 5 and 9. If you need to you can call me and I will quote them both word for word.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Brights!

Today is Brighton's 13th birthday. I let her watch youtube for a bit. These were her favorites.
She could probs skatey if she was younger.
No she couldn't.
But she is the best dog in the world and I love her oh so much.