Inell Harvey: A fun day to pretend you are Irish
March 12, 2008
Wishing all you Irish people out there a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 and to all you who do not claim to be Irish. It’s fun to pretend for a day.
The earth is being threatened by late coming frosts, and a little snow seems to fall every day, but sun splashes the earth in between those snow showers. Soon, there will be rain showers ” real soon. It’s March! All nature has been asleep in the winter freeze, but the merry breezes of spring will soon awaken all.
Ice on Green Mt. Reservoir remains thick. Last weekend, the lake was dotted thick with ice fishermen and catvhes were reported as good.
The moon will be in its first quarter today, March 14, and there will be a full moon on Good Friday, March 21.
Sympathies are with Heeney’s artist, Don Mertes. His brother in Madison, Wisc. passed away last week. Don flew there for the funeral service.
The annual Heeney potluck dinner party will be held this Saturday, March 15, in the Heeney Community Center. A drawing for the 2007 Heeney quilt will take place at this party. You do not need to be present to win. However, if you aren’t there, you’ll miss a big, gala and lots of wonderful fun, not to be forgotten. It starts at 6 p.m. Ticket sale proceeds from the quilt will benefit the Lower Blue Fire Protection District.
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Carol Peterson attended the Republican committee assembly meeting for Inell Harvey. Inell is a county delegate to represent Kremmling,
However, she had been ill and was unable to attend. She appreciates Carol Peterson taking her place.
The virus crud and cough that has affected many people lately, certainly did not keep Inell from enjoying a happy birthday, as her daughter, Janifer Peterka, was visiting from Steamboat Springs.
Janifer baked a beautiful cake and decorated it, complete with corkscrew and star candles in many bright colors. Inell said she thanks her many friends for all the cards, flowers, candy and helium birthday balloons she received. Inell tries, but finds it impossible, to skip birthdays anymore.
Harold Steensma was the Good Samaritan who repaired a leak in a sink last week for Inell. Inell appreciates these things because she probably would have had to pay a professional plumber up to $100 for the job.
Mary Sanchez was also a Good Samaritan to repair a dysfunctional toilet in one of Inell’s bathrooms. Now, Inell calls her ”Plumber Mary.”
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Welcome home to Jenny Elliott. She has been missed in Heeney, as well as at the church in Kremmling. She returned last week from an extended trip to California where she visited her father Jerry Edson in Citrus Heights, a brother in Vallejo, two sisters in Sparks, Nev., a daughter, Julie and family, in San Francisco, and a son, John, and family in Madero, Calif. Also, while on her trip, she and her father took a road trip to Oregon to visit her younger sister in Medford, and then on to Vancover, Wash. to visit her dad’s sister. From there, they went to Whidby Island to visit her grandson who is stationed in the Navy there.
Jenny reports it is very good to be home, and she will be snow skiing again.
After Jenny Elliott returned home from her long trip, she received news from her dad that he will be getting married on March 7 in California. (When this news hits the press here, he will have already have been married.) He is 86 years of age and his bride is 85. Friends in this area of Colorado remember Jenny’s father from his many visits here.
Jenny Elliott also received news that her grandson Doug and wife Kirstin are expecting their first child in the fall. (This will make our young Jenny a great grandmother.)
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Janifer Peterka from Steamboat Springs spent three days with her mother, Inell Harvey in Kremmling, helping out while Inell was not feeling so well with the “crud” that has been making the rounds lately. At least, Inell did not end up in the hospital, like she did last winter, for three weeks. Janifer feels bad because she has been unable to spend more time helping her mother, because of her ski teaching position. It is a very busy time of year for her. She had not taken a day off work all winter until this time.
The Heeney Saturday night card party in the late Dick and Maggie Philips home turned out to be more of a birthday party than a card party last week. It was a special birthday party honoring Don Mertes. Mike and Susie Middagh of Lakewood, Diane Philips of Boulder, Jack Taylor and wife Ann Marie, Eric Scott, Don and Keats Scott, and, of course, Don Mertes enjoyed the evening. Pizza was served, as well as strawberry shortcake, which was homemade by Susie Middagh. Happy late birthday, Don.
Bob Martin, who has a home in Blue Valley Acres, and Don Mertes (for Don’s birthday) cooked a special breakfast at the Martin home, Friday. They reported that it was a real special treat.
Poor Keats Scott! She was forced to drive her husband’s car to work for a week because she had stuck her car in her parking spot by their home in Heeney. Finally, and with help, they got it unstuck last weekend.
The crud, with coughing, caused Keats Scott to miss three days working in her real estate office in Silverthorne. She was ill for two weeks. That seems to be about the length of time everyone who has this crud reports being ill. Inell Harvey missed calling Bingo and leading chair aerobics at Cliffview Assisted Living Center two weeks while she was ill.
Inell had minor surgery on her leg Monday morning. No big deal. She was fine to attend the Middle Park Medical Foundation meeting and dinner that night.
With a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant by a hair. Persian Proverb
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