October 1, 2016

Jennifer’s Letter

Jennifer’s Letter To Her Grandmother Jennifer was a bright-eyed, bubbly 17 year old. She wrote this letter to her Grandmother who passed before Jennifer was born. Listen in with me as Jennifer excitedly describes the connection she made with her Grandmother and Grandfather… Dear Grandma, All of Moms’ pictures of you and Grandpa were lost in the attic fire before I was born. I never got a chance to see what you looked like until now. I really wish I could have met you! I just had to write you and tell you about my experience! Mom and I just […]
September 28, 2016

Timeless Family Memories: Gaylon Lum Owens

Montana Serial Entrepreneur The entrepreneurs of the world have been blessed with an overactive, innovative mindset. From Henry Ford’s assembly line system to Elon Musk’s Interplanetary Transport System, SpaceX, they’ve been responsible for changes that have affected all our lives. Gaylon Owens was just such a man. His Father nicknames him after the 1940’s radio comedian Lum of the comedy duo “Lum and Abner.” At the age of 16, “Lum” entered the timber industry as a tail-sawyer in a tie plant. In 1958 he purchased a used Mack log truck, with funds borrowed from his mother. That was the start […]
August 8, 2016

The Best Last Gift™

Remember the first gift you received as a child? I don’t remember exactly what the gift was, however, I do remember getting the gift wrapped box with a bow on top. The ear splitting squeal that came out of my mouth when I ripped the bow and paper off the box… and opened my surprise! Everybody remembers that… don’t you! As adults, our gifts aren’t always gift wrapped. Our surprises may be more mature… they still bring us pleasure: A rewarding and satisfying career doing what we love. The gift to our family (and ourselves) of a comfortable home to […]
August 2, 2016

Preparing Teens For Adulthood

Adolescence can be a difficult time in a young one’s life for all involved. During this time, teens shed traits of childhood and learn to be a responsible young adult with self-restraint and mature enough thinking to leave home. The idea of them becoming independent may arouse skepticism, but with proper guidance your children or grandchildren can emerge with perceptive powers, able to discern right from wrong. What can help during this time? Teenagers tend to demand more freedom than they can really handle, but parents may extend less than they could grant. Try writing down one or two areas […]
March 29, 2016

Living A Life Of Gratitude

An Interview With Carole Bealer November is rich in color, beauty and feelings of gratitude.  As the mornings become crisper our pace tends to slow down a bit. November is known as the month for counting our blessings, letting our friends and families know how much we love and appreciate them and a time we enjoy the harvest of our hard work. For  Carole  Bealer,  gratitude  is  an  attitude  she  practices daily.  Carole’s strong sense of gratitude, love and appreciation is something she was taught to embrace as a young child growing up in Cut Bank.  My parents, Alvie and […]
February 23, 2016

Brierly Memorial

July 14, 2015

Carved In Stone – Local Business Creates Lasting Memorials

Every time Ron Bealer begins engraving a memorial monument, he knows his work will stand the test of time. “Granite wears out at fifteen one-thousandths of an inch every thousand years,” he pointed out. “It’s a permanent process. These memorials are there to speak to future generations.” Bealer is the general manager of Glacier Monuments, a business he and his mother, Carole, operate on Second Avenue West in downtown Kalispell. As the only certified memorialist in Montana and one of only 115 certified memorialists in the world, Bealer is well versed in every dimension of the memorial monument business. Engraving […]
February 4, 2014

Orville’s Life Story Picture Memorial™

The Life Story Picture Memorial™ is a special trade marked design by Glacier Monuments.