My Nieces, The Sixth Street Theater, and Matilda Trent

Today I had the privilege of being back in my hometown of Kellogg, Idaho for a day. I spent time in the morning watching two of my nieces compete in the Idaho History Day competition. Kiki Aru (in fifth grade) did an impressive documentary on the reforestation of the Silver Valley in the late seventies. My other niece Z2 ( in seventh grade) did an original dramatic presentation of the Sunshine Mine Disaster of 1972. Both of them earned superior ratings and will compete in April in the state competition. My other niece Princess just competed in the speech and drama competition and earned a place in the state competition. I learned new information about the area I grew up in, and was moved to tears reliving the Sunshine Mine Disaster through the words of a play my niece helped compose and perform. I was very proud of my very special nieces today and was impressed by their interest and passion for the history of our area.

The finale of the busy day was the performance of "Madam's Been Murdered: Tea Will Be Late" at the Sixth Street Theater in Wallace. My sister SilverValleyGirl gave a hilarious performance in the role of Matilda Trent, a teacher that retired early and was taking holiday at a manor in England. She was "ready to snap at any time." We also got to watch "Matilda" and her real husband do a sword fight on stage. There were eight of us in the family there to cheer, laugh, and applaud loudly throughout a marvelous performance. It was a perfect ending for a memorable day.


  1. Thank you for visiting Gracious Hospitality! I wish I could send some blooming bulbs your way --- it won't be long and they'll make their way north. :) Where near the Columbia and Snake rivers did you live? Beautiful country, huh!

  2. I lived in Kennewick from 1980-1994. Yes, it is beautiful country. I do miss those early springs.


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