The Village Pump

by SteveHulse on May 10, 2019 · 3 comments

If only it could talk… I saw some pictures of the new gas station in Virginia City, MT the other day. It is beautifully done and historically mostly accurate… a great job, all in all, very well done. How could this news possibly matter to anyone outside of a resident of V.C. who is low […]


Listening To Ourselves

by SteveHulse on April 12, 2019 · 1 comment

Ok, so I admit it. In the past, I’ve made fun of Jerry Vale. “Who the hell is Jerry Vale?” you might ask. He was a pop vocalist, Wikipedia says. Jerry Vale was an American singer and actor. During the 1950s and 1960s, he reached the top of the pop charts with his interpretations of […]

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Hanging On To The Old Ways

by SteveHulse on February 4, 2019 · 1 comment

Sentimentality has somehow become a part of my DNA, I think. It’s a curioussymbiotic process that can be easily disproved by medical science, yet hasa definite power, mostly emotional, though sometimes, I think, even physical.Physical in the sense of hearing the engine of a muscle car roar and the hairson my arm go straight up… […]

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A Christmas Memory

by SteveHulse on December 20, 2018 · 4 comments

Jean Shepherd was a writer, a radio host and a fantastic storyteller. In the ’60’s and ’70’s he hosted a radio show on WOR New York at 11 pm… I was in Boston at the time and I heard it often. He had a most engaging style, always telling tales about some of the crazy […]


Roxanne Part II

by SteveHulse on October 1, 2018 · 4 comments

            I should probably explain why it is I talk to cars and trucks. Actually, a lot of guys talk to their vehicles. It probably comes from the idea that working on them brings a familiarity after a time, and (at least in my mind) they become more than simply […]


The Saga Of Roxanne

by SteveHulse on September 21, 2018 · 2 comments

With apologies, I must warn you that this post and the following one are for truck lovers only. I have always had a weakness for people who show patience, strength, endurance, loyalty, consistency and reliability. I have instant respect (and perhaps a touch of jealousy) when I see those qualities in someone. I have tried […]


The End Of An Era

by SteveHulse on July 11, 2018 · 3 comments

B and I are in Montana this week, moving my lifelong possessions from my cabin in Virginia City to Whidbey Island, Washington. I contracted Ray Taylor to build this cabin for me back in 1979. He did a fantastic job on it and it was my home base, and my heart, for 38 years. Much […]

Big Memories Of Small Times

by SteveHulse on July 8, 2018 · 2 comments

Being back in Montana for the 4th of July week has brought back some delicious memories of my childhood here. I’m sure you all have these, and I hope mine can stir a few of yours. It’s the 2nd of July, 2018, and we just got to my cabin this afternoon. Betty Ann unpacked us […]


An Empty Bucket

by SteveHulse on June 28, 2018 · 3 comments

We’ve all got a bucket list, right? Maybe not written down, maybe not in order of importance… but if someone asked you, at a cocktail party, what’s on your bucket list, you’d quickly be able to think of a few things. Don’t think I’ve ever heard someone say, “Oh, I don’t have a bucket list, […]


A Forced Perspective

by SteveHulse on June 19, 2018 · 2 comments

Last year my B and I built a small model railroad together. it was a great winter’s project that turned out well, and we had a ball doing it. In the process I discovered that B built and painted small ( HO scale) buildings very well. Her crowning achievement was a sliver mine with an […]