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Opinion: Little love stories

| February 14, 2024 2:00 AM
Hungry Horse News asked readers to submit their love stories for the Feb. 14 edition, 100 words or less. Here are some of our favorites. Thanks to all that submitted, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nick and Ashley Hall at their engagement on Grinnell Glacier Overlook in 2021. (Courtesy photo)

Nick and Ashley Hall at their engagement on Grinnell Glacier Overlook in 2021. (Courtesy photo)

Fear of Heights

I knew I loved my husband on our first ever vacation together in 2019, when we stood on the Highline at the bottom of the Grinnell Glacier Overlook trail and I was crying, scared to death of heights and the very narrow path. Without judgement, he encouraged me to do it anyway and was so patient with me as we made our way to the top together; I knew then he was going to be my best adventure yet.  Two years later we got engaged on the Overlook and in 2022 we eloped in Kalispell.

Ashley Hall 

Whitehall, PA

Lemons, lies and trying

You taught me how to pick lemons and how to lie about everything. You always said, ¨Life is hard, but not trying is even harder.¨ I only got to see you once a year, but you still remembered my name and at least who I was. When you left, Great Grandpa was devastated. He missed you so much. But the thing is, you never left us or him. You were always there for him and me. 

Landyr Luke

Columbia Falls Junior High School

Kayty and Jeremy Grady (Courtesy photo)


A small world

I met my husband when I was five at a little country school. We were best friends all through school, as there were only four kids in my grade and four in his. We were friends with everyone because there were less than 20 kids in the school. Our parents live less than a mile from each other and still do to this day. We didn’t start dating til after high school, it was easy as we have known each other basically our whole lives, and from then on we were inseparable. Fourteen years of marriage and still going strong.

Kayty Grady

Canyon Creek, MT

Dances with dogs

I love my dogs. A lot. So much that I run and even sometimes dance with them. They love the simple things I do. We all love snow, and when we get brawled in the face by the coldness of a snowball we shiver in our coats. When we go inside we savor the warmness of the heat and love from family that lays thick in the air. My dogs and I all love the briskness of the air on cold winter days. We all love each other like someone cold loves hot chocolate. We love each other.   

Addison Williams

Columbia Falls Junior High School