local to local

Daily observations at or near Two Dot Spot, written by hand on the backs of postcards that record with ink and coffee a few minutes of the earth's orbit around the sun. The cards are physically mailed from Two Dot, Montana to those who have requested them...local to local. Ruth Marie Tomlinson

8.7.2012… few clouds, moderate wind

We ate a birthday lunch with friends at Bill’s Place in Melville. Bill and his wife recently took over the diner and are serving up delicious fare in the middle of what many would call nowhere. Afterwards, John and I took the back road from Melville to Two Dot. Beyond the Diner which also houses the post office, down a tree lined road Melville has a school, a church, a cemetery, and some nameless mostly empty buildings that are the remnants found in many rural Montana towns. There are cattails and sandhill cranes, cows and pronghorns along the side of the road. The jagged peaks of the Crazies are not too far in the background. Melville looks abandon, but I know better. Two Dot often looks abandon too, but throw a party and the town will be packed. Bill invited us back for 2nd Saturday BBQ and music when 150 people have been known to crowd into his little place. No doubt, we’re going to go.