This is cool — someone chanced upon a small booklet titled “What To Do On A Boring Day in Great Falls” and handed it off to me a few weeks ago. It was published in 1986 by Jim Starbuck (anyone know him?), and was published by Medicine River Publishing.
Although the book may not have won any prizes, it is chock-full of reasons why Great Falls is such a wonderful place, as well as some nifty tidbits about our town’s history. I’ll pick some of the better parts to share with you over the next few weeks, but in the meantime, check out some of the introduction:
Great Falls is a wonderland, a jewel of a city. Each day, hope fills my heart as strangers wave to me and smile. This place is my home and my heart…I share this vision with tearful eyes. Look around you. See the basic tolerance and kindness with which people here mingle. Watch people find enjoyment visiting with each other in supermarket lines. Wave at someone and watch them smile with that comfortable sense of ordinariness. It is just that we take all these things for granted, in our Great Falls-sort of way.
Sappy? Possibly. True? Absolutely. More to come soon.