Thankful for What Was

With Thanksgiving only a few hours away, Table Rock comes to mind again, as always. I’ll be forever thankful that I’m one of the few that can call themselves Table Rockers. To have had the opportunity to experience that unique community and lifestyle has given us all something not many are fortunate enough to have.

I’m also thankful that the decision was made to leave the trees when the Village was demolished. It’s a fitting reminder for those of us who knew how much life could exist out there in the middle of nowhere, and the thought that people will wonder, one day,  how those trees came to be there makes me smile.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Table Rock friends and family!


About Dana

I spent 7 years at Table Rock with my wife, daughter and son. After transferring in from the Amarillo, Texas survey crew, I worked as a Plant Operator at Table Rock Processing Plant and later as a General Technician. Like most Table Rockers, life in Table Rock Village and working (and playing) in the Wyoming Red Desert had a great impact on the person I became. I now make my living as a freelance writer and I am working on a book about Table Rock and how it shaped the lives of the residents. I hope to share the stories of fellow Table Rockers as well as my own.


  1. Troy Waldner

    Happy Thanks Giving to all my friends and family from Table Rock!

  2. Nicholas Waldner

    I spent the first six years of my life there i have children now i wish i could show them where there dad got his beginning from

  3. Caleb Scrimpsher

    well what can i say about Table Rock. It was amazing for me growing up there as a kid. Thanks to my mom julia and my dad robert/ bert and my brouther berrett . They moved to wy for the job at Table Rock. a few years later they had me . growing up there was best thing ever , just going to the ball filed or just playing in the desert know matter what we did we had fun .
    Every one there was so nice and will never forget them and all my friend will never be forgoten. It is a shame that they tared the house but its also nice thing they moved some to town even know there a little differnt with one car garage witch kinda killed me seeing that because the best memories is me and my dad in that garage working on his 1958 chevy truck and now thanks to my dad i am a diesel mechanic . Well now we are living in amarillo tx . my brouther barrett is marryed and has two gorgeous girls and now me caleb. im maryed to this most amazing woman that i dont deserve but she love me any way and because of that we have had out first child her name is Nova belle scrimpsher born Nov 22 2013.


    • Dana

      Thanks for your comment, Caleb and for sharing your thoughts about growing up at Table Rock. Congratulations on your baby girl!

  4. Hi. Can i Share Thankful for What Was to my Facebook page?

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