Building good men

Mt. Rushmore National Memorial construction began in 1927.  This photo post card is from Jim Carrig's family photo album.

Mt. Rushmore National Memorial construction began in 1927.  This photo post card is from Jim Carrig's family photo album.

Reading history makes one think about how to mold a boy into a good man.  The kind of man who is a honorable and known to have integrity in their community.  What kind of childhood yields character that grows into a quiet strength, that knows right from wrong, is and hardworking, honest and kind?

Jim Carrig's mom, Maxine with baby Jimmie.

Jim Carrig's mom, Maxine with baby Jimmie.

Many biographies prove that boys who have tender affection for their mothers, and fall in love with horses, grow up to be good men.  This hold true for Jim Carrig, generation one of Montana Bones.  As I spent time looking through his photo album, there's many mementos his mom kept.  Illustrated western-themed drawings with notes of affection, long letters with heartfelt closings, and small cards sent through the mail.  And the album has plenty of other love as well:  horses. 

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Momma, if your baby grow up to be a cowboy, that's just fine.  Just make sure they love you, as much as their horses.