Friday, October 20, 2017

Deep Thoughts and More Football with Markymoose

what is the meaning of life? 
what is deep in your heart? 
the answer lies within each of us
some people would say
it’s all about family
some people would say
it’s all about happiness
I say happiness is fleeting
there are moments of pure joy
I still have some of those 
especially at Howie’s football games
I would still say
it’s all about family
a healthy family and friends
our friends have always been family to us
we are very fortunate
to have this extended family
in our case, it reaches far and wide
our customers, vendors, employees 
I can’t believe how many good friends 
we have made through the store
when I say healthy
I am speaking relatively
we all have our own stuff
that brings us up or down


the Big Horns won their game 
this past Friday night
we drove to Absarokee
it sleeted it snowed it rained
there was no score until 
Howie caught a touchdown pass 
late in the third quarter
then Absarokee ran the kickoff 
back for a touchdown
we were up 8 to 6 
until Howie caught
another touchdown pass
The final score was 21 to 6
Our record is 6-2 
we went with our friends 
visiting us from France 
it was their first American football game
a couple days later we all went to Jackson Hole
we drove through Yellowstone 
and Grand Teton National Parks
the weather was spectacular
on the return, we spent four hours
at a picnic area on the rocky shore of Jackson Lake 
with an amazing view of the Tetons

it was so nice to have Isabelle and Didier here
we are very blessed with people
they came over every morning
Didier would say okay Mark 
Isabelle would give me a kiss on the cheek
we face-timed with their daughter, Sarah
I kept cryng because I was upset
that nothing will be easy again
I will never go to Europe again
but our friends visit us
and it is all about the people


the Big Horns played their
last home game of the regular season
against Ennis on Wednesday
it was senior night
we were destroyed 50-7
Howie scored our lone touchdown
keeping his streak of at least
one touchdown in every game alive

Big Horn-Ennis Newsreel:
"who else but Howie Robin. . . "


  1. BEAUTIFUL!!!! miss you and send so much love your way.... I will be back in CO and hope to see you all soon. Howie's burning it up:)Awesome.... Beautiful Pictures and people! Hugs and much love....

  2. Mark...your million dollar smile brings me such cheer. Bravo to Howie and his incredible record! What is the meaning of life for me? Like you, it's friends, family, health and I'll add NATURE. You have them all in my beloved Big Sky. I'm blessed to call you and Jackie friends and to witness the incredible love and support you are receiving from far and wide. YOU ARE STRONG!

    Love, the funny lady