On Saturday, June 17th 2006
the town of Kootenai paid respect
to the two great ladies of Kootenai.
The Mayor dedicated the two benches,
in their honor. Telling about the
great service to the town by both women.
After giving thanks to many who have
help with the park, and giving history
about the area in sight. (Jails, firehouses,
stores, and etc.) she finished up and let
the families and friends go to the benches.
The Porath family dashed to the other
side of the park to Phyllis's. You could
see the pride they all took in her honor.
The heart felt one was watching Bud
Lang as he walked over to his beloved,
Ruth's bench and sat down with the Mayor.
Then sat by himself. You could only
imagine what was going on in his mind.
Two great ladies. Ruth, who was Mayor,
and council person for many years.
Phyllis who spent her heart and soul,
for 30 years, as the city clerk.
Both ladies shared the love of their
little town. Kootenai, Idaho.