Ferne J. Mullen
Q: So you said…?
(Mary?): Then he would have proceeded to tell all the kids these untruths. And he did it about every religion. He finally got called on the carpet. I don’t think he did it towards the end of his career but, boy, when you know, I ….
Q: How old were you then, Mary?
A: Seventh grade, whatever year that is. But you know they used to have a lot harder time separating church and state in schools than they do now.
I was Grand County Woman of the Year
Q: Oh, you were the Woman of the Year – Grand County?
A: That’s when I was….
Q: When you were Council person?
A: I used to play golf. I don’t play golf anymore. The only thing that I do good about that is walk.
Q: I always thought that would be good for walking.
A: I played golf.
Q: So now, mainly you….?
Mary: Camping. Say all of the places you have been.
A: Denmark. That’s the only foreign country, except Canada.
Mary: And Mexico.
A: That’s one of my regrets.
Q: Not going to foreign countries?
A: More foreign countries.
Q: Well, could you do that tomorrow?
A: I don’t think so. I can’t. I don’t think I am strong enough now. But I had a chance, when the girls kids were gone, I wasn’t working .
Q: Where would you go?
A: Oh, I don’t know. I would love to go to France. I went to Germany and Luxembourg,
Q: Oh, so you did go to those countries?
A: I went to those three countries, going to Norway and Sweden.
Q: Going to Denmark?
A: My niece lived in Denmark so we took these trips. So I have been to more countries but I think that…but it was all…. if I had somebody to go with. They weren’t here. They were living in …
Q: But, I’m thinking now. Pat could probably go, except she has a new job.
A: She’s got a daughter here living . No, and I just don’t feel now is the time to…. I guess I still love to go down the river.
A: The Grand
A: My son, when I was visiting him last month said that …. he has been trying to get a ticket…. and I would go if he went.
Q: Oh, well, maybe you will go.
A: Well he’s only 131 in the rear now. When he started this, he was 374
Q: Oh, for a private trip. But maybe you could just go with a commercial trip.
A: Not after going like that.
Q: Not for going private.
A: We were gone 32 days on the river and that is just hard to beat. But …
Q: Well, Pat is there any questions or things you think you have left out?
A: My husband was a hunter. He liked to go deer hunting.
Q: Did you go with him?
A: I did for a while. I shot one deer and no more. I didn’t like it.
Q: But you were a good shot, I guess?
A: Well, I was lucky or something. He had me do lots of things. We used the meat. I think this is probably the best mining camp I ever lived in.
A: um hum..
Q: Well, good.
A: I moved, we lived in a few that were just like Montana. They didn’t even have a school there. Of course, I didn’t have any kids in school when we were up there but…
Q: Well, I think this has certainly been interesting.