Nils Anders Wik’s journey continues: A day in the snow in Hamilton, Montana

Photo: Edna Gundersen Blanchfield Nils Anders and Stanley play in the snow.

Photo: Edna Gundersen Blanchfield
Nils Anders and Stanley play in the snow.

Edna Gundersen Blanchfield
Hamilton, Mont.

Photo: Edna Gundersen Blanchfield The pair visits a forest service cabin.

Photo: Edna Gundersen Blanchfield
Nils Anders and Flat Stanley chop some wood.

Nils Anders had been staying with me in Hamilton, Montana. One day I brought him down to Chief Joseph Pass, by the Idaho border, for a day of cross-country skiing. My friend Sharon brought Flat Stanley, who was on a visit from her grandson in Texas. We introduced Stanley and Nils Anders to each other and they became fast friends.

Photo: Edna Gundersen Blanchfield The pair visits a forest service cabin.

Photo: Edna Gundersen Blanchfield
The pair visits a forest service cabin.

Nils Anders and Stanley had a wonderful day together. Nils will have many happy memories of his new friend. Stanley will soon be returning to Texas and will tell all his friends there about the great time he and Nils had skiing in Montana.

Photo: Edna Gundersen Blanchfield Nils Anders and Stanley are exhausted after chopping wood and enjoy a hot drink. Note that Stanley has his name on his thermos.

Photo: Edna Gundersen Blanchfield
Nils Anders and Stanley are exhausted after chopping wood and enjoy a hot drink. Note that Stanley has his name on his thermos.

This article originally appeared in the March 27, 2015, issue of the Norwegian American Weekly. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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