So grateful for friendships

To the Editor,

On Tuesday evening, Aug. 20, with the wind and the Rock Creek Fire blowing in our direction, we voluntarily evacuated our cabin south of Red Lodge.  For the third time – the first two because of snowstorms – Tom and Carolyn Flaherty welcomed us, and our two cats, into their home.  In most households the cats would be relegated to the garage.  In the cat-loving Flaherty household they are pampered with their own guest bedroom and provided periodic run of the house while Flahertys’ cats are locked up temporarily in the master bedroom.  No wonder our cats meowed their complaints when we returned to Helena on Friday, Aug. 23. 

Stories abound in Red Lodge of its residents taking in both friends and strangers when Mother Nature threatens.  Thank you, Tom and Carolyn and others who rescue displaced persons.  We are ever grateful to the teams of firefighters and to the citizens who work so diligently in emergency preparedness and coordination. Tom once wrote a Carbon County News column about a prediction that the world would come to an end on a certain date.  When he awoke the following day, he remarked that paradise looked a lot like Red Lodge.  Indeed.  

Denny and Sandy Zeiler


Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:30am
    Open 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 206 N ‘D’ Street. More info 662-1060.
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.