As I sit here on the bench in front of the Chamber Office watching the hustle and bustle of the day’s shoppers, I am in awe of our wonderful little town. Our Main Street lined with trees, birds singing, the side walk accented with bricks engraved with the names of residents that gave so much of themselves to help our town grow and prosper. Looking South down Main Street I see the landmark towers of the co-op granaries with grain trucks unloading the harvest of our hard working Farmers, Rancher’s cattle trucks heading for our livestock market, semi loads of hay headed for who knows where. I can’t help but wonder where all our grain & beef will end up and how many people will be fed with it. In the distance I can see the majestic trees in our cemetery located on the hill where those that settled next to the Willow Tree and those that struggled, fought and loved just to make this a home for all the generations to come, lay in peace.
Funny thing, just west of the Cemetery stands a “Surprise of Nature”. The Sentential or Watcher stands- a tall Cowboy or maybe an Indian Brave on an Appaloosa Horse watches over us. I wonder, just how many of us have noticed him through the years.
As I gaze up and down Main Street I can’t help but reflect how our Downtown has changed since I was a little girl- businesses that have been here forever and new business all flourishing! It makes me so darn proud to be a part of it all!
Thrashers, grain trucks, cattle trucks, semi trucks of hay, delivery trucks, shoppers, merchants ---- with all the hard work of Harvest and preparations for the winter to come, there is a peace and confidence in the air in our Little Corner of the World. Our Pioneer Spirit is still strong!
Posted on Sat, August 17, 2013
by Gordon Chamber