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Terri Roseland

Guns and A Rose

Terri Roseland (born Clifton in Forsyth) grew up in Hysham and Laurel. She dropped out of high school three times. In between she got married, had two children - boy and girl  - and moved to Harlowton. After her third attempt at high school in Harlo, she proceeded to get a GED.
    Terri seems to do things in threes. She has lived in Harlowton three times, married three times - so far. Maybe the fourth will be the charm. Terri will marry Larry Steuben on September 5 at Faith Chapel.
    During her first time in Harlo, Terri was Larry’s next door neighbor. “That Larry, he’s got a glow about him. He’s really cool. He was cool even then, 20 years ago.”
    “I used to piss off Larry’s wife, Linda, when I gave him a hug. Larry’s sister and I were best friends.”
    Her first tour of Harlowton was for 4 1/2 years during which time she accepted the Lord and became a member of Faith Chapel. “My life changed.”
    Then, she lived in Lewistown and “all over” and returned to Harlowton from 1993 to 1997 - about 4 1/2 years again. During her second tour of Harlo she met and married Rick Roseland in 1995. Rick was a ranch hand at the time working for Mark Miller. Terri worked at the daycare center, did home health, acted as an aide and substitute teacher in this time period. She was also a library assistant and acting librarian for some months.
    In 1997, Terri decided to give college a try and began taking courses at MSU-Billings. Not long after, Terri, Rick and her children moved to south Idaho where Rick was manager of a canal company and Terri returned to school at Gem State College in Mountain Home. While in school, she was asked to help build the college’s new library.
    Terri eventually got her AA in Business Administration. But, she was unable to attend her graduation because she had been named Idaho State Coordinator for the Second Amendment Sisters. During graduation, she was off with her daughter and a friend marching up Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. Her daughter graduated from high school the following week and Terri attended that ceremony.
    Ms. Roseland then worked for the Academy of Equine Dentistry for 2 1/2 years. The family again moved to Blackfoot, Idaho. Rick worked for S & G Electric and Terri for Dig ‘Em Up Construction.
    Terri and Rick began to present Gun Shows starting in Afton, Wyoming in 2004. “It was a little, tiny show of 60 to 80 tables. Now, we do 120 to 150 tables.”
    It was fortunate they started the new business, because they both got laid off from their regular jobs over the winter of 2004-05. The Roselands got really busy doing shows almost every other weekend in 2005.
    The events were usually for Guns, Antiques and Collectibles, but sometimes Coins and Crafts and Jewelry, too. Generally, 60 percent of the vendors have been gun dealers or private collectors. Shows cover a 2 to 3-day weekend.
    “The business is not as easy as you might think. We have to find a venue and be sure there are no conflicts in timing with other shows. Get tables and chairs, etc. together. And advertise. Thrifty Nickel papers are the best. But, we also put ads in classified sections of regular newspapers and do a little radio. Word of mouth is always the best advertising.”
    Since the illness and death of her husband, Terri has cut back to six shows a year, three in Montana (Kalispell and Butte) and three in Idaho (Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene). “I want to cut back further to just Montana shows. I’m tired of traveling in the winter. It’s not as much of an adventure as it used to be. But, I have met so many neat people doing this business.”
    “Now, the Lord brought Larry and me together. He’s hooked on the gun shows. His interest grows and mine is waning.” Larry Steuben will pick up the slack. He is a man of many, many talents. You name it, Larry can probably do it.
    Terri and Larry are planning a Gun Show during the Harlowton Chamber 4th of July Rodeo to be held at the National Guard Armory. Details are being arranged.
    Terri’s real passion (other than Larry Steuben) is singing. When she talks about singing, Terri blushes. She stutters a bit and gets gaga: “I love to sing. I always sang with the radio.” Her “singing career” began when Karaoke Machines came out in the early 90s.
    “I used to get up with bands and sing. I auditioned with a Lewistown band but nothing came of it. And, I got to sing with an awesome rock band in Pocatello. They wanted me to do more with them, but that didn’t work out either.”
    Terri did open for acts at the Sandpoint and Bonner’s Ferry Fairs. In recent years, she has sung professionally for parties, benefits, and other events. She was busy enough to start Terri’s Barefoot Country Musical Entertainment business. Terri remembers stopping after work at a bar in Bonner’s Ferry where she would kick off her shoes and sing a song or two. The bar owner used to encourage the crowd, “Clap for Barefoot Terry. When she gets a band, I want to be one of her corns.”
    Terri got involved in the Colgate Country Showdown and several karaoke contests in Idaho. “Rick could always see my name in lights. I do love to sing the Oldies: Crystal Gayle, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker. My kids used to yell out, ‘Mom, turn down the music. We can’t study.’”
    Terri hasn’t sung publicly since being back in Montana. “When I get my book work done, I will pick it up again. Larry got me a new karaoke machine for Christmas. I will start advertising and get some jobs this summer.
    “I sing for Larry. I think he likes it. I get nervous and excited when I’m on stage, but after a couple songs I’m okay.”
    Larry Steuben’s talents even include music. He is a drummer. There is talk of Terri and Larry working on a band of their own.  
    For the moment, Terri is taking care of paperwork and learning Larry’s Internet motorcycle parts business. She has several of her own Roseland Enterprises to keep up with including Rocky Mountains Productions (gun shows), Roma Leather products (concealed weapons handbages and purses), Henry Repeating Arms (sales representative), and Barefoot Country. Their office is located at Dick’s Barbershop across from the Snowy Mountain Coffee.
    With all their activities, they will continue to make time for gun shows. “I also want to help Larry get his Motorcycle Museum going. And, we need to be able to travel and spend time with grandchildren.”
    Still, the shows must go on. And, Terri Roseland will be there.

Terri Roseland (born Clifton in Forsyth) grew up in Hysham and Laurel. She dropped out of high school three times. In between she got married, had two child-ren - boy and girl  - and moved to Harlowton. After her third attempt at high school in Harlo, she proceeded to get a GED.
     Terri seems to do things in threes. She has lived in Harlow-ton three times, married three times - so far. Maybe the fourth will be the charm. Terri will marry Larry Steuben on Septem-ber 5 at Faith Chapel.
     During her first time in Harlo, Terri was Larry’s next door neighbor. “That Larry, he’s got a glow about him. He’s really cool. He was cool even then, 20 years ago.”
     “I used to piss off Larry’s wife, Linda, when I gave him a hug. Larry’s sister and I were best friends.”
     Her first tour of Harlow-ton was for 4 1/2 years during which time she accepted the Lord and became a member of Faith Chapel. “My life changed.”
     Then, she lived in Lewis-town and “all over” and returned to Harlowton from 1993 to 1997 - about 4 1/2 years again. During her second tour of Harlo she met and married Rick Roseland in 1995. Rick was a ranch hand at the time working for Mark Miller. Terri worked at the daycare center, did home health, acted as an aide and substitute teacher in this time period. She was also a library assistant and acting librarian for some months.
     In 1997, Terri decided to give college a try and began taking courses at MSU-Billings. Not long after, Terri, Rick and her children moved to south Idaho where Rick was manager of a canal company and Terri returned to school at Gem State College in Mountain Home.
While in school, she was asked to help build the college’s new library.
     Terri eventually got her
AA in Business Administration. But, she was unable to attend her graduation because she had been named Idaho State Coordinator for the Second Amendment Sisters. During graduation, she was off with her daughter and a friend marching up Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. Her daughter graduated from high school the following week and Terri attended that ceremony.
     Ms. Roseland then worked for the Academy of Equine Dentistry for 2 1/2 years. The family again moved to Blackfoot, Idaho. Rick worked for S & G Electric and Terri for Dig ‘Em Up Construction.
     Terri and Rick began to present Gun Shows starting in Afton, Wyoming in 2004. “It was a little, tiny show of 60 to 80 tables. Now, we do 120 to 150 tables.”
     It was fortunate they started the new business, because they both got laid off from their regular jobs over the winter of 2004-05. The Roselands got really busy doing shows almost every other weekend in 2005.
     The events were usually for Guns, Antiques and Collec-tibles, but sometimes Coins and Crafts and Jewelry, too. Gene-rally, 60 percent of the vendors have been gun dealers or private collectors. Shows cover a 2 to 3-day weekend.
     “The business is not as easy as you might think. We have to find a venue and be sure there are no conflicts in timing with other shows. Get tables and chairs, etc. together. And advertise. Thrifty Nickel papers are the best. But, we also put ads in classified sections of regular newspapers and do a little radio.
Word of mouth is always the best advertising.”
     Since the illness and death of her husband, Terri has cut back to six shows a year, three in Montana (Kalispell and Butte) and three in Idaho (Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene). “I want to
cut back further to just Montana shows. I’m tired of traveling in the winter. It’s not as much of an adventure as it used to be. But, I have met so many neat people doing this business.”
     “Now, the Lord brought Larry and me together. He’s hooked on the gun shows. His interest grows and mine is waning.” Larry Steuben will pick up the slack. He is a man of many, many talents. You name it, Larry can probably do it.
     Terri and Larry are plan-ning a Guns & Collectibles Show during the Harlowton Chamber  Rodeo to be held at the National Guard Armory. Show times are 12 to 6 on the 3rd and 9 to 6 on the 4th. Call Terri at 406-350-1408.
     Terri’s real passion (other than Larry Steuben) is singing. When she talks about singing, Terri blushes. She stutters a bit and gets gaga: “I love to sing. I always sang with the radio.” Her “singing career” began when Karaoke Machines came out in the early 90s.
     “I used to get up with bands and sing. I auditioned with a Lewistown band but nothing came of it. And, I got to sing with an awesome rock band in Pocatello. They wanted me to do more with them, but that didn’t work out either.”
     Terri did open for acts at the Sandpoint and Bonner’s Ferry Fairs. In recent years, she has sung professionally for parties, benefits, and other events. She was busy enough to start Terri’s Barefoot Country Musical Entertainment business. Terri remembers stopping after Terri remembers stopping after work at a bar in Bonner’s Ferry where she would kick off her shoes and sing a song or two. The bar owner used to encourage the crowd, “Clap for Barefoot Terry. When she gets a band, I want to be one of her corns.”
     Terri got involved in the Colgate Country Showdown and several karaoke contests in Idaho. “Rick could always see my name in lights. I do love to sing the Oldies: Crystal Gayle, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker. My kids used to yell out, ‘Mom, turn down the music. We can’t study.’”
     Terri hasn’t sung publicly since being back in Montana. “When I get my book work done, I will pick it up again. Larry got me a new karaoke machine for Christmas. I will start advertising and get some jobs this summer.
     “I sing for Larry. I think he likes it. I get nervous and excited when I’m on stage, but after a couple songs I’m okay.”
     Larry Steuben’s talents even include music. He is a drummer. There is talk of Terri and Larry working on a band of their own.  
     For the moment, Terri is taking care of paperwork and learning Larry’s Internet motorcycle parts business. She has several of her own Roseland Enterprises to keep up with including Rocky Mountains Productions (gun shows), Roma Leather products (concealed weapons handbages and purses), Henry Repeating Arms (sales representative), and Barefoot Country. Their office is located at Dick’s Barbershop across from the Snowy Mountain Coffee.
     With all their activities, they will continue to make time for gun shows. “I also want to help Larry get his Motorcycle Museum going. And, we need to be able to travel and spend time with grandchildren.”
     Still, the shows must go on. And, Terri ROSEland will be there.