Many thanks to all. I haven't called yet today (time difference) but I will soon.
Now, Br. Max, there's even small glaciers in Montana, but in this case it wasn't so much "Snow on June" as "June on the snow".
Tut, tut, Linus, we're quite civilized in Montana, and living in a city as my mother does, there haven't been any grizzlies in the neighborhood in a century.
However, if you saw a picture of three Bison wandering in Great Falls in a newpaper a couple of weeks ago, that *is* near where they live... But that's a fluke.
Mum is keeping a good face on it and jested at having a "crush" on the doctor who'll put in the pin. He was the one who worked on my Dad's knee. But this is not fun, and it does hurt. I suspect she'll find it more cutting into her computer time and email... that and the jewelry and other things she makes and sells at craft shows.