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Our Readers Write

Comments on the October 8, 2017 Camp IOU newsletter.

“The roping was the Wrangler National Team Roping Finals. I have roped at the finals two other times, but have never had any luck. This is the largest payout I have received for an event. The horse I rode is a 9 year old mare that I bought about 2 months ago. She does everything right so it makes my part easy. Team roping is a sport that allows you to get away from the grind of the work week or day. You have to be focused and in the moment, much like golf. It’s also one of the few hobbies that will actually pay for itself if your lucky.” – Travis Nye

Re: Afternoon Tea at the Jersey Lilly 2016
Very many thanks for sharing this review – together with photos – of an astounding tea party. I was deeply impressed with the staging of the event and the trouble to which the ladies had gone to make it so special.

In Victorian and Edwardian times, the milliners of London created the most fabulous hats for ladies. Actresses led the fashions and not just the wealthy appearing in the Royal Enclosure at the Ascot Races.

I noted the beautiful tea services being used and the decorum of the event. Most impressive coming from our cousins over the pond!!!! At least some people appreciate the living standards and life style of a bygone age.

Please let the sentiments and admiration of a Brit be known to those who organised and attended this splendid function.
Warm regards as always.
Keith Shipman
Saarlouis – Nalbach
[Ed.: Read the full story about the afternoon tea here]

“My great uncle was Vern Thomason from Jordan area; since he also raised sheep we assume he may have taken the wool to Ingomar for shipping. We had some contact with him long ago, before he died; and we were able to go out to the old ranch with permission from the current owner (about forty years ago now). He told a story to my youngest brother, about a man who murdered someone in the area; and the law was going to be some days away at that time…Read more

LINDA LOU: Although Owen Badgett does not do email we got Peggy’s story to him by phone. And we will ask around for more information about the sheepherders that frequented Ingomar, and share with readers. Thanks Peggy!

“I knew Owen years ago when I lived in Miles City. I still have a poetry book that he autographed for me. Its in a box but I still have it! Owen used to come down to the Hole In The Wall where a bunch of us girls worked and he would come down and say hey and hang out for a bit.:) I hope he had a good turn-out at the Museum last night.” – Stephani S-C.

Adventures with Ragweed Book Signing Held in Melstone Montana

CONTEST (ends September 25, 2014!)


Linda Lou Crosby’s new award-winning book, “Adventures with Ragweed,” is now available for order. For more information about the book, or to enter the Adventures with Ragweed Gardening contest (ends September 25, 2014), visit


Lifes a Stitch

Linda Lou Crosby’s most recent book signing was at the Forsyth, MT library in July. In June, “Life’s a Stitch” was the theme for Linda Lou Crosby’s “Adventures with Ragweed” book signing at the Cross Country Piece Makers quilting gathering in Melstone, Montana. “It was a wonderful, fun group of ladies,” said Crosby, who talked to the group about how putting together a quilt is a lot like the process for putting together a series of stories.

Friend and quilter Coleen Robinson had invited Crosby to talk to the quilting group, and Crosby jumped at the chance. “I so admire quilters…all the techniques they bring to the table…quilting colors and styles…it’s quite wonderful,” said Crosby.

Coleen and LL

Crosby who is an Emmy nominated video producer, and award winning humor columnist, enjoys sharing “Ragweed” with others. “It was amazing to see the creativity around the room as ladies shared their various color schemes and quilting ideas with each other, and me,” added Crosby, “and I shared my Ragweed writing experience with them.”

Crosby’s book “Adventures with Ragweed” is a group of stories about a whimsical little girl who talks her best friend Marney into various creative adventures with interesting, albeit not always planned, outcomes. When Crosby was asked “Are you Ragweed?” She smiled and said, “Maybe a little.”

Will the book be hitting stores soon? “Yes,” said Crosby, who is busy planning for her next book signing at the Forsyth Library July 25th, in Forsyth, Montana. “I love libraries,” added Crosby. “From the first time I ever went to one. Books open the door to a magic world we can all enter, and Ragweed is a part of that magic world. I also plan to have a list of stores where the books are available on our website.”

In the meantime, the Cross Country Piece Makers are going to make an “Adventures with Ragweed” themed quilt that will be auctioned off next year with funds going to a children’s organization. “I can’t wait to see what they come up with for the quilt,” said Crosby, who will be visiting the group later on this year to see how things are coming along with the Ragweed-themed quilt, and how other quilts she saw in Melstone are turning out.

Right now, “Adventures with Ragweed” is available on Amazon, with an e-version at Kindle and can also be ordered at Crosby’s website To contact Crosby directly, you can e-mail her at

Learn more about the book at

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Quilt sample table