Thursday, August 25, 2016
Last month I got an odd email. A little gal claiming to be a TV producer wanted to talk to me. "Yeah suuurreee," I thought. She said they wanted to film a TV episode about 6-man football and that she had read a blog post I had written about the Rivals football team here in my little town. (You can read the post she found if you click HERE.) I wrote it a couple of years ago when a filmmaker made a documentary about the team. So I did a Google search to check out this "stranger" and found she was a bona-fide producer. So I wrote her back and agreed to talk to her about my little town.
She called one afternoon while the kids and I were enjoying ice cream from the drive-in in Fort Benton. I sat there with my soft serve dripping all over and told her a love story. The reasons I moved here, the many things I love about our little place and a few of it's secrets. We talked about the football team but we also talked about the life we have here and why it's so special. I hafta say it was a fun conversation because it's basically what I blog about already.
Alyonka let me know they were coming the week that school starts to do some filming. That is this week. The kids had their first day of school yesterday and the film crew was there. The kids were lit up like the Fourth-of-July! I got to hear about the experience from my favorite high school kid. How it was weird, but fun, but really weird to be filmed while you're eating! Gotta love it!
The feeling I'm having about what's happening here this week is.... tickled. How cool is it that this tiny town in the middle of nowhere is once again getting a little national attention?! The kids here will likely remember this unique experience for the rest of their lives. They are feeling so special and important right now. They get to do a TV show! The children of farmers, ranchers and truck drivers get a few moments to shine like stars. Yup, I'm tickled for them.
So sometime in the future, look up "Vice World of Sports" for the episode on "The Rivals" and there you will see our little town, right there on the map!