January 20, 2009
As a visitor for 7 months, in the city of Fort Benton, It seemed at first like all small towns my Husbands company sends him , including myself and 6 yr old son Deuce. As a southerner, I have felt the cold on many levels of the north west. But i must say, this little town made an impression that warmed my heart. From the post office who offered more than just a stamp and always a helping hand. The very comfortable and friendly Benton RV park. The convenience of the Price Rite with the most adorable young ladies, and a great meat market. Always a wave from a passing motorist. As if this wasn't enough.. Deuce would start his kindergarten at Fort Benton Elementary. I was so nervous, almost in a panic to be separated from him for the first time. Knowing that his progress was dependent on his environment. Well, within minutes all was calmed by the most angelic woman i had ever met. Mrs. Schuler. Over the next 4 months ,she would prove to be a major influence in my sons life. Her teaching methods are most incredible, but mostly unforgettable. I can never express how much she is missed in our lives, and how this town and every child in her reach will forever be blessed. The friends we made we will always carry in our hearts. Thank you for all the memories Fort Benton. Don't ever change ..you are perfect the way you are.
- submitted by a parent