A Home Away From Home - reprinted with permission from M New Magazine
June 16, 2021
If only the walls in Rod and Mary Lee James' house could talk, they would tell many stories of all the Orediggers who walked through the front door for over 40 years. The dinners, Sunday night football watch parties, and even a holiday or two have been highlights for so many.
Rod and Mary Lee's ranch home in Whitehall, Montana, is filled with pictures of their family intertwined with images of Orediggers who have become honorary Jameses. Many student-athletes have been welcomed with open arms and loads of food mainly cooked on the BBQ - now a brand-new Traeger frill they're anxious to fire...