So for only the second time in my life I actually won something today. Little Big Horn Days is going on here ("celebration" of Custer's Last Stand) and one of the staple events is the bed races (more on that in a minute). Prior to the bed races there was a trivia contest where the M.C. called out questions and the first person to shout out the answers won a gift certificate to a local business. The first question was "what is the motto on the Montana state flag?" The answer is "Oro y Plata" meaning gold and silver. I shouted it out and was actually the first. The embarassing thing was that I had to go out in the middle of the street and give my name and pronouce the motto again. There I was in front of hundreds of people (several of whom are patients) trying not to embarass myself. I did fairly well and walked away with a gift card to Pamida. Kinda cool. Not really something that happens in bigger cities.
The best part of the evening was the bed races. I don't know how they got started or if it is something that is done anywhere else, but it is a heap of fun. The rules are that you have a bed on wheels, one person rides and two push the bed down the block turn around and come back. The beds are usually decorated and the pushers and riders dress up. The winner this year was from the local nursing home. Last year the boys pushing had a hard time because the scrub pants they were wearing kept falling down while they were trying to run. This year they only wore the scrubs for the "best in show" judging then stripped back down to their shorts and t-shirts in order to run. It worked much better that way. I highly recommend coming to visit out here just to see such silly small town entertainment. We have other things too, but this is one of my favorites. Photo credits to my cousin's husband.