If you talk to Ruth Morse about Simpson, Mont., she'll tell you it's the best place on earth. Now in her 80s, Ruth Morse was raised there.

“Everybody was in the same boat,” Morse said about the Simpson community she was blessed to have. “No one had hardly any money, and you did a lot of hard work, and you just … accepted life, that's the way it was.”

Early pioneers Ernest J. Simpson and his brother, Barney Simpson, started grazing their sheep between the Milk River and the Canadian border to the northeast. They opened the Boundary Trading Post and Ernie became the postmaster. They both filed for homestead claims and the town became Simpson.

Edwin Fitch was the first postmaster and he and his wife started the Simpson store, which served the community up until the 70s. The store had three locations. The last location was seven miles from Canada. Ruth Morse and Don Greytak are among a handful of people who still revere the Simpson of past.