They added the pavillion, but everything else (inside and out) remains the same. Very bittersweet, but I'm glad I've seen it again. They were in at least two decorating magazines in the 90s (it did look prettier and more dramatic then). ANYWAY, it was awesome, and I want to share it with you. They ran a very successful bed and breakfast in it (when we weren't taking the rooms away from the paying guests)! :) My little brother died while they were living there, so it was the setting for our grief and love and the sharing of our memories of him. We also had a lot of fun there and have some wonderful memories. When we rode, they gave me "Bud the riding Mule"... they must have thought I was clumsy or something. At night there it was pitch black and the stars were so bright and so close. I guess that's why they call it "Big Sky Country." Lovely. We're all headed back to Montana this summer to do both of our parent's memorials in the town where they were born (Anaconda).
The guest house. I almost had a severely injured hubby (then fiance) from a crazy construction idea of my Dad's. It involved Brent on the roof holding on to tools and a rope, with my Dad on a tractor on the other side of the building... the rope attached to the tractor! That was a sight I'll never forget! :) There were a lot of construction "mishaps"!
We all had wonderful times there, and my boys had so many adventures and memories of a lifetime on their summer trips there! They worked hard, but LOVED it. One summer when Billy was there, they had Niel Bush (dub-ya's brother) and family and secret service staying there. What a learning experience for all of them.
Two carved Irishmen pointing the way in.
Tony's Memorial. He was 20 when he passed away in 1989.
Life is rich, but it wouldn't be unless we had both happy and sad.
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