July 09, 2015

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ted's cigars on HGTV's "Living Big Sky"

See Ted and his daughters, Sarah and Lesley, and right-hand-man Dennis on their incredible Montana adventure, searching for the perfect Montana home in the beautiful Whitefish area! Much antics, including a snowmobile crash, rodeo, bar scene, horseback riding and touring one-of-a-kind properties.
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#Farris Story: an amazing grandmother

"My grandmother was an amazing person!

In her younger years she worked at the hospital as a nurse. All she ever wanted to do was help people. Later in life she follow politics. Although she was only 4 foot 10 inches she had a way of getting her voice heard. Not by yelling or demanding. But, by using choice words, and asking a question that would spark intrigue. She always made a big impression.

I remember her chasing me and my cousins out of the garden - for eating her grapes and vegetables; when I was just a little boy.
As a young man I remember having several conversations with her over tea. Always talking about life and family. She taught me a lot about respect and how not to judge people without 'walking a mile in their shoes.' Because of her, I learned how to treat others with respect and what was right and what was wrong. I always make sure to stop by and say 'hi' every time I was on the road; in her town. (which was twice a week)

Sadly she passed away 3 days after I was married in 2007. My wife and I had our honeymoon in the Dominican Republic (I was able to enjoy many cigars while I was there) but I'm glad she held on long enough to see my wedding. And I can't think of a better way to celebrate her life, and memories. Then with a cigar, that was made with a grandmother in mind."- John