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Stories written by: by Betty Starks Case

By Betty Starks Case
Oct 11, 2018

Medical services? Hospitals? Doctors? Our area has been thinking deeply in recent times about all aspects of these services. Or more specifically, the lack ...

By Betty Starks Case
Aug 30, 2018

We watched the fires die. We saw the column grow. Thirty years since the huge Yellowstone Park fires? Thirty-plus years since this column first saw ...

By Betty Starks Case
Aug 16, 2018

I've long suspected I was born with a question mark in my mouth. It doesn't appear to have been dissolved or swallowed after all these years. I'm still ...


By Betty Starks Case
Aug 2, 2018

The window beside my desk here at Homestead reveals a gnarled old tree in the far corner of the lawn. Beside that tree stands a genuine early day sheep wagon ...

By Betty Starks Case
Jul 19, 2018

OK, so I'm not that good at it myself. But my schoolteacher mother tried. The question still haunts us today, in so many ways. Do words really mean what they ...

by Betty Starks Case
Jun 21, 2018

I'm disappointed when a special day like Fathers Day doesn't fall within my column schedule. And yet it gives me an opportunity to write about something others ...


by Betty Starks Case
Jun 7, 2018

Summer reunions come in all shapes and sizes. Some families, by the time their ties have been reduced to cousins, just give up and lose contact with one ...

By Betty Starks Case
May 24, 2018

There's a holiday weekend coming up. Its manner of celebration means so many things to so many people, I almost don't know what to call it. Our own ...

by Betty Starks Case
May 10, 2018

Do you imagine that residents of a place named "Homestead" commune with only the olderly? That we spend our time reminiscing of our own younger days? This ...


by Betty Starks Case
Apr 26, 2018

With Son and Daughter working hard to empty our house and ready it for sale after our move to Homestead Assisted Living, my last column ended with a pile of ...

by Betty Starks Case
Apr 12, 2018

How many boxes or albums of old photos do you have stowed away in the closets of your home? You may never know until you move to a new residence. Then it ...

by Betty Starks Case
Mar 29, 2018

Spring. New life. New hope. By now, we're seeing the results of that Sunday/Monday rain/snow storm early this week. Green grass sprouts up everywhere, buds ...


by Betty Starks Case
Mar 15, 2018

A friend once commented, "You see every life as a story, don't you?" With our recent visit to Wind River Rehab and now as residents of Homestead, I'm finding ...

by Betty Starks Case
Mar 1, 2018

I proudly present my new mantra today: "Love is more powerful than drugs." I didn't know that until my mate showed me -- and a few others -- how it works. As ...

by Betty Starks Case
Feb 15, 2018

This appears to be a very moving story. While my mate is fast gaining strength at Wind River Rehab and Wellness, I've been informed that an apartment has ...


by Betty Starks Case
Feb 1, 2018

Most of us prefer to read, think, talk about babies, school, skiing and fishing rather than illness or aging. And yet - if you should get surprised along the ...

by Betty Starks Case
Jan 4, 2018

I hadn't realized that the move from 2017 to 2018 could be such an eventful one, but maybe that's why we celebrate the demise of the old year and the birth of ...

by Betty Starks Case
Dec 21, 2017

This column is scheduled to hit print one day after the anniversary of my mother's birth. She passed on many years ago, but that does not diminish my memory ...


by Betty Starks Case
Dec 7, 2017

Are we doing our part to get things humming this early December? If that means, "Are we right in the middle of happy confusion?" then count us in. Our "snow ...

by Betty Starks Case
Oct 26, 2017

A true Wyoming autumn has descended upon us -- color everywhere. From tall living-room windows we see purple mountains decked with snow. Across the street, ...

by Betty Starks Case
Oct 12, 2017

Family? I think you know by now how deeply I believe in and understand the strength of family. I mean strength for a lifetime, values to live by. So what ...


by Betty Starks Case
Sep 28, 2017

Did you see the gorgeous rainbow that emerged from dark clouds to light up our skies last Friday? Appreciating the moisture but tired of dark days, I ...

By Betty Starks Case
Aug 17, 2017

"Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon . . . . ." So goes a long-ago verse from one of the first books of "Mother Goose ...

By Betty Starks Case
Aug 3, 2017

Does it matter how we communicate? Or attempt to communicate? Do words really have meaning? If not, what are they for? I just received a new magazine issue ...


By Betty Starks Case
Jul 20, 2017

We survived the rare 75th wedding anniversary last weekend. What must be explained for readers who may not have shared the experience, is the ...

By Betty Starks Case
Jul 6, 2017

I've often called my life partner "my mate" in this column, a term some readers believe leaves him out. Some wonder why or how he lived with me this long. The ...

By Betty Starks Case
Jun 22, 2017

Everyone's life is a story. Though Fathers Day is past, fathers still populate the Earth, and work, and fight, and love. To me, Steve Peck's editorial ...


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