Larry Ebersole: How much we’ve changed, Kremmling
September 23, 2008
Recently, I spent an afternoon meandering through several books on the history of Grand County and the Kremmling area. I came across an old photograph taken in the early 1900s of Saint Peter’ s Church standing alone in a desolate-looking field.
My first thought was how much Kremmling has changed from the period of the Old West. I wasn’t around then, so I don’ t know how the growth of the town was handled or if the community at that time welcomed the changes or viewed them with remorse. I can witness growth today just by watching the new hotel emerge in its place. The fact that things change as they grow seems to be a constant in life. When the ability of any living to grow or change ceases, the presence of life seems to end also. I consider a community to be a living thing in this context. How many ghost towns are there to visit throughout Colorado alone? Maybe the process of change is not so bad in itself, we can choose to move forward with good qualities from the past as we grow into the future. I mentioned last week that my parent’ s were coming to the area to visit for a few weeks.
We are still a family even though I no longer resemble the child they raised those years ago. Hopefully as I have grown I have brought the good things from those years into my life today. We see each other as we are today, but in some sense we are gathering to honor the family we were in the past. I moved to Kremmling with my own family because of the community that Kremmling is, not to change it into something we used to have. We are a community very much alive with the capability of growing into a healthy future as long as we honor our past.
I am sorry to hear that Dr. Perry will be leaving the West Grand School District. As parents, we have been very happy with the schools under his direction. As a student, my son said he will miss him. What more can be said? I hope the health of his family back in Virginia returns.
Don’ t forget about the invitation to Kremmling artists for the gathering at Maverick’s in Granby on Friday. There will be booth space available for your work. Set up is at 7 a.m. and a 10′ x10′ space rents for $20.
On Saturday night at the Rocky Mountain Bar and Grill will be 80’s night from 8 p.m. until midnight. Come in costume.
Please continue to send items of interest to Larry Ebersole at Amentalengineer@cs.com or P.O Box 564, Kremmling, Colorado 80459
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