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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.

Ladies Old-Fashioned Afternoon Tea 2016 at the Jersey Lilly

Flyer for Ladies Old-Fashioned Afternoon Tea June 12 2016 at the Jersey Lilly in Ingomar MT

The Jersey Lilly, in Ingomar, Montana, is having a ladies old-fashioned afternoon tea on June 12th, 2016, and you are invited.

“We have lots of fun with our teas”, said Jersey Lilly owner June Nygren, who is planning various kinds of teas and delicious treats for guests.

“Tea-goers are invited to come in costume, and this year we are giving an award for the finest hat,” said Nygren.

White gloves are not necessary; all tea-goers need is to be prepared to enjoy an afternoon of fun.

“We have lots of great door prizes, too,” added Nygren.

The Jersey Lilly Teas are becoming a yearly tradition. This year marks the third such event. Guests often share “tea stories.” According to Wikipedia, the history of tea is long and complex, spreading across multiple cultures over the span of thousands of years. Drinking tea became popular in Britain during the 17th century. And the Boot Hill Museum states that the original famous Long Branch Saloon served milk, tea, lemonade, sarsaparilla, alcohol and beer. Tea is a western tradition that the Jersey Lilly is proud to carry forward.

Come to the Jersey Lilly Sunday, June 12th, for an afternoon of fun and fine teas; wonderful people; and delectable goodies.

Doors open at 1:00PM, tickets are $12.00 for tea and crumpets.
Reservations, please call 406-358-2278.