Two men who loved the prairie helped me form a circuit-riding UUA ministry for three years with money they recovered from a hidey-hole made by Universalists when they joined the Unitarians but didn’t trust them. Some feel “religion” should never touch money. You know why.

Another man inherited big money and gave me enough to buy the traveling van and to publish a monthly newsletter. it was vital. Tiny apartment in Helena, basement bedroom in Missoula, otherwise living in the van, sleeping along the road. Preach twice a day. Teach classes. Now no one remembers.


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Mary Strachan Scriver

Mary Strachan Scriver


Born in Portland when all was calm just before WWII. Educated formally at NU and U of Chicago Div School. Clergy for ten years. Always happy on high prairie.