Montana Jones

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.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

People Watching

So do you enjoy people watching?
Sometimes; I got into Whitefish a few minutes early tonight so I spent some time walking around and watching people.
Any observations?
Yeah, I find this town to be very different, almost separate, from the rest of Montana.
How so?
Well, everywhere else I have been in Montana I find a lot of people that are more blue collar. Salt of the earth, working class. All up and down the street here everyone is wearing nice clothes, expensive clothes. The vehicles are shiny new and clean. Even the casually dressed people here are much more fashionable than elsewhere. Just down the road in Columbia Falls or Kalispell there are a lot more people with grungier appearances. Even the professionals I have dealt with do not dress as well as the people I've seen here in Whitefish.
Whitefish wasn't always like that...use to be just as blue collar as the rest of MT.
I've been told that there is no "middle class" up here. Either you have money or you don't. Most of us don't.
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