South of the Border: "The Whitlash church steeple: The rest of the story."
March 4, 2020
Dale Mailand, from Harlem, asked me for a digital photo of the Whitlash church's steeple and belfry. I sent the photo and shortly received a poem Dale wrote about the building and installing of the steeple, an event that happened in 1973.
Dale Mailand is an original member of the Montana Country Poets and Pickers, a group that has gathered for 25 years, meeting in Chinook for the last several winters. Dale's also a retired teacher, a former postal employee, a gunsmith and a self-described "Mr. Fixit." Here's the poem he sent
The Whitlash Church steeple,
by Dale Mailand
The Church was in n...