Episode 7: Death + Bike Polo

Erwin and Ethel Byrnes. Photograph by Kurt Wilson of the Missoulian and used with permission.

When Erwin Byrnes died, it was not exactly sad. That’s because his wife of 63 years and his family were ready when he picked the day and time to open the valve of his feeding tube and ingest the right dose of prescribed medicine to drift off. Montana’s Death With Dignity laws are pretty unique. This story explains why.

Also in this episode: 3-2-1 Polo! Making up the rules on a parking garage in the shadow of a mountain.


Photo credit: Kurt Wilson of the Missoulian. Used with permission.

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