Montana n: A state of the northwest United States bordering on Canada. Admitted as the 41st state in 1889. The fourth largest state in the union, it includes vast prairies and numerous majestic mountain ranges.
Syn: Treasure State, Big Sky Country, Last Best Place.
Jones n: slang. An addiction or very deep craving.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
The champagne cork popped and the room erupted with cheers. We had squeezed nine people into the small room and everyone was laughing and smiling while crowding into each other and squeezing onto the couch. The bottle was only enough for a swallow in everyone's plastic cup but more than enough for rounds of toasts.
Here is to our summer and to our selves. Here's to our leaders, to D_ and K_ and here's to you Montana Jones. Here is to the hard work we have done and here is to the people that have helped us and to the people we have helped. And here is to the spouses that we left behind who are welcoming us back again. And here is to B_ and P_ for the way they braved the snow, we shall never doubt them again. And here, once again, is to us.
The laughter was hearty, heartfelt, and filled the air so thick with joy that we gasped for breath and held our sides and laughed some more. No one cared that there were not enough chairs or that most people here were rain damp, sweaty and unbathed. It was the laughter of people that have lived together and pulled together and worked hard, and now the hard work was done. It was an impromptu party, a mighty group hug, one last comfortable moment before we spread to our separate horizons and moved on.
There is more Jones in the archives: February 2005 March 2005 April 2005 May 2005 June 2005 July 2005 August 2005 September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 December 2009 January 2010 May 2014