When forest fires ignited near my home two years ago, I began compiling a list of items to pack once word came to evacuate. My laptop and family photos made the roster. So did a cracked, nine-inch-long box that’s priceless to me and of questionable value to anybody else.
Meet Edna Ridenour, 101 and as sassy and sharp as the day she graduated from Columbia Falls High School. Hers was the class of ’34 with, coincidentally, 34 students and a school motto of “WPA, here we come!”