June 10th, 2017. Day 10.
Scrabble – Dave loses by around 50 points.
We drive from Billings to Sheridan with a detour to visit Little Bighorn National Monument.
The cemetery closed in 1978, soldiers from the Civil War through Viet Nam are buried there.
We walked around, watched a documentary about the battlefield and then went out to hear Ranger Steve speak about the Battle of Little Bighorn. There are marble markers where bodies were found and originally buried before being moved to a mass grave. There is some question of where Custer is buried and how much of him.
Ranger Steve gave a great history of the battle. It is often forgotten that Custer had an amazing military record and had his horse shot out from under him 11 times but he will be remembered by this one loss.
Stephanie gives a brief history as learned from our day at the battlefield. Dave talks about his walk around the battlefield.
We discuss the one-sided view of history that we are taught in our schools, also forced and false patriotism.
A fairly quiet ride from the battlefield to Sheridan through beautiful landscape thinking about what we had just seen.
We had a meal at Greenhouse Living For Sheridan and then Dave played a show. It was a little chilly for some of the elders but many stayed for the whole performance.
We got to see Lois, our letter writing friend, who left a book club meeting early to get to the show.
Dave makes a sports joke and we hear a joke from a friend.
We discuss the Viking/Cross room.
Dave signs-off badly, again.