Montana State Orphan’s Home

Montana State Orphan’s Home

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6 Comments

  • Noel Freedman

    September 2, 2017 at 5:33 pm Reply

    I continue to receive emails from the kin of folks raised in the Home. In August /17 a Granddaughter wanted info on her Grandfather who never talked about the place. So I copied and sent her what I wrote when her Grandfather was released from the Home; and his High School Junior picture in my 1945 Twin Bridges Silver Ledger. :). Another woman asked me to run over to where her daughter lived near me, and tell her what here mother had told her (over the years) what she told her about the Orphanage was exactly how it was when she lived there….

    • michelle Perez-Juarez

      December 31, 2017 at 1:58 am

      Hi I also had a grandfather named Earnest Post born in 1924 and an great uncle Robert Post born in 1926. They were there in 1930 not sure how long they were there. I would appreciate any information you may have.
      Thanks

  • Noel Freedman

    September 2, 2017 at 5:24 pm Reply

    August 1017:
    A Granddaughter e-mailed me via facebook, looking for information about her Grandfather, who never talked about the Orphans Home in Twin Bridges. I found her grandpa’s name in my diary, and the day he was released. I also found in my Twin Bridges Silver Ledger class his picture (1944)…he was in my cottage. I sent her the Picture and the Diary entry.

  • Brian Ensley

    February 25, 2017 at 8:21 am Reply

    Noel,

    I saw you on the episode of “Ghost Adventures.” Best wishes to you and thank you for taking the time to write down your experiences for others to read, helping to bring life to a vacant, lifeless structure. It is a shame what you and your fellow orphans had to endure at such a young age by some of the matrons who were not just abusive, but would have been locked up if they were to have acted like that today.

    Brian Ensley
    Johnstown, PA

  • Noel Freedman

    April 18, 2016 at 9:53 pm Reply

    I’ve written a Google e-book named: DUMPED by Noel Freedman. It has some short-short true stories based on my experience in the Orphanage. Also included are letters from my mother which were not given to us; apparently, because there were promises she could not keep at the time. I kept a 5-year diary in my teen years and wrote in it every day, until I was released. You can Google that title and read some of the copy. Over the years, I’ve returned to the Home with my family. We raised 5 boys. They are named after some of my buddies in the home. -Once I became acquainted with a former woman raised in the same orphanage. As it turned out she and me, each, named one of the boys Kenneth Lee. At the time of our first visit to the woman’s home, both young kids took off running toward a pond that was too deep for kids to run too…..so in unison we screamed KENNETH LEE…and the kids stopped in their tracks.

    • Laura Autobee

      November 26, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      I was there from first grade till I was 18, it was beautiful in the summer

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