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Laurie Henderhan – Thoughts on Time

Laurie Henderhan / West Side Stories
Kremmling, CO Colorado

It’s a new year. What will this year bring for each of us?   Where has the time gone?

It seems like just a short time ago that the kids were small and now they all have families of their own and their kids are growing like weeds.

The time just flies by when you try to juggle family, friends, work, the house and personal interests. Each thing seems to be the most important at this minute, so something else gets pushed back. I’ve been thinking about all of that over this last month.

Unemployment can be a worrisome thing. It can also be a time to catch up, clean up, and have extended periods to accomplish things that just never seem to get done because there isn’t time to finish what is started. I got some kind of bug, because I had the urge to bake something. The girls and I spent a couple of days baking and making some goodies for Christmas. They were so excited when we delivered them.

I also decided to do a “spring” cleaning while I had time to concentrate on each room and give it the attention it needed. Thank goodness it was too cold to do windows. I don’t know if the grandkids will come over any more – they were a great help, but I think they are worried about what I may decide to do next. The list of things I would like to do seems to be growing by the day.

I have found a new desire to return to some of the things I used to do; reading, cross-stitch and sewing, organize the photo albums, heck, just get the photos developed I really enjoyed the time to spend with the grandkids while they were out of school for the holidays.

I guess time is the main factor in all of this. Time that I haven’t had for a long while to concentrate on things besides getting to work, getting home, fixing supper and starting all over again the next day. I hope this year will go by a little slower than the past ones have, since I have the time to enjoy it going by. I do hope to find a job soon, but right now I’m enjoying the luxury of having time.

While none of us know what the New Year will bring, we all have the same wishes for prosperity, good health and success. I hope we can make the most of our time.

The passing of time also means the passing of our friends, neighbors and loved ones. This last year saw many of our Grand County pioneers, neighbors and friends leave us.  Here are just a few of the people we will miss.:

Rosie O’Hotto

Sam Childress

Jack McElroy

Frances Long

Russ Hanynes

Faith Ashton

Henry Funkner

Merle Bucher

Josh Schonlau

William Needham

Dana Uncapher

Shirley Warden

Wally Reynolds

Dorothy Fischer

Georgia Darland

Helen Linke

Marie Jameson

Clara Evans

Jack Mulqueen

Ellen Crabb

Richard Flanagan Sr

Marjorie Hickman

Don “Rags” Stauter

Larry Hunter

Tony Tucker

Happy Birthday on Jan.11 to our granddaughter, Lilly, and to her mother, Annie, on the 7th. 

The real art of conversation is not only saying the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

-Contact me at or 970-531-2431 or 724-9575.  Have a good week.