Ray Schmidt's book about MC on Amazon.com
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Posted by Amy Schmidt Ray 2 years ago
Hi! Ray Schmidt Sr., the former owner of the Dairy Queen, has written a book about growing up during the Great Depression and moving to Miles City in the 1960s. Lots of funny and very interesting stories about M.C. and how people really lived "back in the day." It's a great history lesson for anyone.

Here is the link to the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Farm-Fast-Foo...he+farm+to+fast+food

Also, for educational purposes, it is free to students and teachers and to anyone else who isn't able to afford a copy. For a free copy, please email Amy Schmidt Ray at amy@maray.org.
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Posted by Frank Hardy 2 years ago
That is so cool! He ran the best and cleanest businesses. I will be sure to order one.

Cheers!
FH
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec 2 years ago
Thank you for the "heads up". Just downloaded it and it really looks like an interesting and fun read.
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Posted by Amy Schmidt Ray 2 years ago
Thanks so much, Frank! It will make his day---especially what you wrote!

Amy
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Posted by Kacey 2 years ago
Just bought it for my kindle! Can't wait to read it. I loved going to the Dairy Queen...Mr. Schmidt would ask, "and what can I get for you today Miss Carlson?"...what a sweet man!
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Posted by gypsykim 2 years ago
Ray and Marie were my neighbors when I first moved to Miles City. They knew I was from Laurel and they still took the Laurel Outlook. Marie would bring my articles about my family when they were in there. I will definitely be getting the book!!
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Posted by Cindy 2 years ago
Just downloaded it to my Kindle! Can't wait to read it. Thank you for posting here that it was available.
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Posted by Sunny 2 years ago
It's only available on kindle?
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Posted by Amy Schmidt Ray 2 years ago
Hi, Sunny! I guess I need to make it available on iTunes as well? Not sure how that works, but I could probably figure it out. You can read it on your computer too. Under the "Buy" button is a link that reads "available on your PC." It will put the Kindle app. on your computer. That's what I did. I don't actually have a Kindle!

Best,

Amy Schmidt Ray
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Posted by Amy Schmidt Ray 2 years ago
P.S. I can send it to you as a pdf if you like as well, Sunny.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec 2 years ago
It was a great read. Mr. Schmidt sounds like a character...and, I just loved his stories. Thank you again for the "heads up"!!!
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Posted by Kacey 2 years ago
Amy,
I posted the link on the Custer County Grads site on Facebook too. Already had people buying it! Say hi to that wonderful man for me Please!

[This message has been edited by Kacey (7/6/2012)]
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Posted by Dr Mac 2 years ago
Wonderful news...remember your Dad well. I used to work at the nearby A&W and my brothers particularly were friends of your family in the 1960s. Maiden name was Mahoney. My Mom Violette is still alive and lives in Raleigh near my sister Peggy Wohlgenant (wife of Mike from Kinsey). I live in the Houston area and hope to get to Montana sometime over the next year or so.
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Posted by Dona Stebbins 2 years ago
Just downloaded it, and very much looking forward to a great read!
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Posted by Amy Schmidt Ray 2 years ago
Thank you so much, Kacey! I will make sure Ray sees your message!
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Posted by Burgess Miles 2 years ago
I saw your book mentioned on Facebook so I also downloaded a copy. But that was very courageous moving to miles city to start a business with all those kids. It's a good read so far and I like depression era history
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Posted by redmondroughneck 2 years ago
Ordered it for my Kindle. Looks very interesting.
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Posted by Kacey 2 years ago
Amy,
I finished your dad's book. Enjoyed it..reminds me of stories my dad told about growing up on the homestead in North Dakota. Tell him thank you so much for me and I miss seeing his smiling face.
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Posted by redmondroughneck 2 years ago
bump
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Posted by b brew 2 years ago
Amy - your e-mail address amy(AT)maray.org does not work. I am trying to contact you. Is this address correct? Tells me amy@maray.org is not a legit address.
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Posted by David Schott 2 years ago
b brew wrote:
Tells me amy(AT)maray.org is not a legit address.

You are substituting an '@' sign for the "(AT)" in that address, aren't you?
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Posted by b brew 2 years ago
yup - just didn't work! Never mind - there was an e-mail link on her profile here. Just used that.

[This message has been edited by b brew (8/21/2012)]
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Posted by David Schott 2 years ago
Odd. I just sent Amy a test email at that address and it hasn't bounced... yet.
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Posted by skoh 2 years ago
I can't wait to read the rest! What a great read! I see some family names in there too, as I am married into a Rooshin family from the area!
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