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Veeder: We’re not all reckless in oil country

March 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

The snow has thawed, slowly revealing a brown, muddy world, one littered with things forgotten under the five-month blanket. A pile of wood, a stack of leftover pallets, shingles from an unfinished garage roof sit just where we left them.
Like our h…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Veeder: We’re not all reckless in oil country

March 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

The snow has thawed, slowly revealing a brown, muddy world, one littered with things forgotten under the five-month blanket. A pile of wood, a stack of leftover pallets, shingles from an unfinished garage roof sit just where we left them.
Like our h…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Veeder: Stretch of road brings back memories

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

We’re traveling this week, my husband and I, across the big state of Montana, then down through Idaho before heading into the cowboy town of Elko, Nev.
I’m writing from inside the walls of our vehicle as the sagebrush-covered cliffs of Montana w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Veeder: The day my dad lived

January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

I want to tell you about the day my dad lived. My dad, with his beautifully raspy voice and strong, callused hands. My dad who loves unconditionally and laughs with a promise that things will be OK.
Our dad who knows things. Takes care of things.
T…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Veeder: A happy life starts with what you do on weekends

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Weekends around the ranch, no matter how well-intentioned and thought out, are usually pretty unpredictable.
Where some families have a nice routine that includes pancakes in the morning, taking kids to practices, catching a movie and maybe going ou…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Veeder: A happy life starts with what you do on weekends

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Weekends around the ranch, no matter how well-intentioned and thought out, are usually pretty unpredictable.
Where some families have a nice routine that includes pancakes in the morning, taking kids to practices, catching a movie and maybe going ou…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Veeder: Life about laughter, not resolutions

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Jessie Veeder / Forum News Service Columnist

Last year I vowed 2013 would be the year I would plant a garden. I promised that once the winter snow melted, I would till up that flat spot below the house and I would put in carrots and tomatoes, p…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Veeder: Life about laughter, not resolutions

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Jessie Veeder / Forum News Service Columnist

Last year I vowed 2013 would be the year I would plant a garden. I promised that once the winter snow melted, I would till up that flat spot below the house and I would put in carrots and tomatoes, p…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Veeder: Glad to have sisters together again

October 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

I used to watch her pedal her little bike down the road toward the house, her curls bleached by the sun and her chubby face flushed from the effort it takes to navigate small wheels over uneven scoria. Continue Reading

Veeder: Time comes to remove the rusty relics

September 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

On every farm or ranch there’s a place where old cars, pickups, tractors, augers and lawnmowers go to their semi-final resting place. Continue Reading