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A Christmas Card to You from Lincoln, Montana

Posted By on December 17, 2011

My last visit to The Hotel Lincoln for 2011. On the way to Lincoln, tiny snowflakes were hitting my windshield, sparkling without obscuring the road, setting the stage for my Christmas task in Lincoln. The lobby Christmas tree made me smile and a big hug from Laurie made me my smile bigger.

Now, I’m sitting here with a glass of huge shrimp with a tangy cocktail sauce and a Moscow Mule as a gift from Laurie getting ready to start the project Laurie and I have hatched! For this post, I’m collecting Christmas and Holiday greetings from folks in Lincoln to the world.

The Hotel Lincoln Family Greetings
“May your Christmas be relaxing without all the tension that can come with it. I hope your celebration of the birth of Christ is filled with family, love, childhood memories and pleasured palates.”
Laurie Parks
The Hotel Lincoln
Logs Gastropub
Owner

“My 82nd Christmas & I still stand in Awe of the celebration.”
Don Tuschoff
The Hotel Lincoln
Owner

“Have a Laurie Christmas!”
Ed Parks
The Hotel Lincoln
Grill Sergeant and Chief Get-er-done

“Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo”
Nathan Franklin
Bar Manager

“I love working for The Hotel Lincoln and the client base I have met. I wish all a blessed and Merry Christmas.”
Jennifer Mooney
Restaurant Manager

“Merry Christmas to my family in Turner.”
Julie Hofer
Busser

“Christmas is forever,
not for just one day.
For loving, sharing, giving,
Are not to put away,
Like bells and lights and tinsel,
in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others,
Is the good you do yourself.”
Anonymous
Shelley Dickens
Server

Friends who stopped by
“Yo Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!”
Dennis Conkle
Sawdust and Slivers
Local Lincoln firewood and logging business

“Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year!”
Dennis’ friend Sherry

A party of 4 from Helena just came in for dinner. The Griz game is on; so, Ed and Laurie are setting them up a table in the TV room. They are happily enjoying a Chocolate Walnut cookie aperitif  from the tin I brought for Laurie and Ed. They greet you with these words.

“Peace! Joy to all from Lincoln, Montana”

“Ho! Ho! Ho! from Lincoln, Montana”

“Too happy to keep it all to myself. Have a great season. From A happy customer in Lincoln Montana”
Ron King

“The first time I met the Lincoln Lodge was July of 1991. It was full of life. I watched it go down in 1995. I came back in 2011 and now it is the Hotel Lincoln, full of life. I am so proud of Laurie and her family. Merry Christmas!
Mindy Amaya
Timber worker from the age of 16 who is so glad the Bonner mill has some life again!

“Life is Life and what the world hands to us. Thank God for friends and those that love us always. Take life one baby step at a time and remember that you have to look at yourself in the mirror. Merry Christmas.”
Kordette

“Live Love Laugh Happy Holiday”
Dbl D’s

“Merry Christmas from God’s Country!”
Timmy W.

“Love life. Love your neighbor. Love, love, love. Happy holidays.”
A friend

“Merry Christmas from the Wheel Inn!”
Shanda

Friends at the Roasted Coffee House and Gallery of Local Artists

“May peace fill the hearts of all this holiday season. Let the mountains soothe your soul with love for all.”
Annie Allen
Roasted coffee art house

“Merry Christmas to the world from Lincoln, Montana. Lincoln is God’s Country!”
Ann Pryor

From The Computer Gal

“To all my new friends in Lincoln, Montana: Thank you for my 2011 Lincoln adventure! My life is richer for meeting you!
To Laurie, Ed, Don, Nathan and crew: Thank you for bringing the new adventure to my life.
To my husband who puts up with my monthly trips to Lincoln: You make me smile!
To the World Outside Lincoln: come on by! Laurie will make you feel at home!
And, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Years!”
Nora McDougall-Collins
The Computer Gal

About The Author

Meeting interesting people is one of the main reasons Nora McDougall-Collins enjoys her web development work so much. Ed and Laurie Parks are a great example of the interesting people she works with. Nora's family has been in Montana since the turn of the century, settling in Sheridan, Montana. In fact, her family owned one of two brick outhouses in Madison County. Does that make Nora a true Montana blue-blood?

Comments

4 Responses to “A Christmas Card to You from Lincoln, Montana”

  1. joyce winget says:

    Merry Christmas to Uncle Don, Laurie, Ed, Nathan and Jamie. I wish I could visit you at Christmas. It must be peaceful there. Miss you all. Love Joyce

  2. Wilma (Willie) Vail says:

    Happy New Year to all of you at the Hotel Lincoln. Last year you were all so busy with your plans and renovations. And you are now entering into your first full year with your wonderful Hotel.
    Best wishes for 2012!
    Willie Vail

    • Laurie says:

      Thank you and Happy New Year to you too! We went out with a big bang. The hotel and restaurant was full to the rafters this weekend. Please come visit us again soon. It is always a pleasure.

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