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Eve and Owen Hashbarger take a photo with “Cowboy Lyle,” a well-known figure in Medora, N.D., at the Burning Hills Amphitheatre. Sherri Richards / The Forum

Parenting Perspectives: Medora memories made more vivid through eyes of own children

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As I think back on the summers of my youth, the memories blur together into the same sun-soaked routine. Morning drives into town for swimming lessons. Afternoons exploring the farmstead. Bike rides to the dam a half-mile away.


Standing out amid those lazy days are the two family vacations we took before my brother Larry, the closest to me in age, graduated from high school.

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Sherri Richards
Sherri Richards has worked for The Forum since 2002. She is the features and business editor, overseeing Variety, SheSays, Farmers' Forum, the daily Business pages and Saturday Business section.     Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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