The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

COLUMN: The sacrifice


What should have been a normal Friday in the spring of my seventh grade year took a far different turn.

I should have known something was amiss when my bus pulled up to my school and large groups of my classmates were gathered together. It was strange to see because the kids that were labeled as "preps" were congregating with the "hoods" and it was a surreal moment to see this happen. A year later I would read a book called "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton and felt that other than the fact it took place in the 1960's I lived in a world of "Socs" and "Greasers".

Not wanting to stray to far...

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