This is the original Creston, Montana homestead about 1920. Notice the new barn under construction.
Grand dad always called grandma his "little huckleberry," because they met while hunting for huckleberries near her family home. Frank, and Lydia his "little huckleberry" about 1912 Montana.
Cayuse Prairie School
Grandma (second from the left in the front row) attended Cayuse Prairie School near Creston, Montana. This photo was taken about 1907.
Log school house
Grandma's sister Stella, and her students at another rural Montana school near Creston, Montana about 1910.
There was always something interesting going on during those pioneer days. Here's a pair of orphaned bear cubs that grandma's father tried to tame.
Later when grandma was living in Idaho her children would often visit their grandpa Brown on the old family homestead in Creston, Montana. This is a photo of Abe Brown with his dogs, Mugs and Lady taken about 1929.
Little sister Hazel
Mom's sister Hazel riding grandpa Brown's cow about 1929.
My 1950 trip to Montana
Jerry on Lon's horse "Brownie" in Kalispell, Montana -- summer 1950. Mom, dad, and me (Jerry) getting ready to go fishing at Strawberry Lake. Uncle Lon took us on the best fishing trip ever. I'll never forget it.
Uncle Lon took us over trails so narrow we had to hold our horses tails to keep from falling off the mountain. Of course I caught the biggest fish,.and the trout uncle Lon had promised were really tasty! Thanks to granddad and uncle Lon I'm keeping the family tradition alive today. There is one big change though - today I'm known as "Cowboy Grand Dad."
This is my middle grandson Kevin sitting on Cash.
Owning and riding horses is a family tradition.