Bright autumn leaves light way to winter |

Bright autumn leaves light way to winter

Inell Harvey

The earth will soon put on her ermine wrap; snow will soon cover the faded green and the golden autumn will be past and gone.

Morning frosts make this a sparkling land, and trees glisten in sequined artistry. These mornings are as crisp as watered silk.

There will be a new moon on Thursday. October’s brightly colored leaves are like flaming torches lighting the way to winter.

Green Mountain Reservoir continues to recede very slowly. Soon the two islands at the lower end of the lake will be peninsulas.

Many fishermen are taking advantage of the late fall fishing weather before lakes begin to freeze over.

October is Vegetarian Month, Photographer Appreciation Month, National Seafood Month, National Dental Hygiene Month and Country Music Month. (Wow. What a month.)

Don and Keats Scott, with dog Otto, enjoyed a long walk up around lower Cataract Lake and reported it was a most beautiful day to enjoy the autumn colors.

The most expensive vehicle to operate, per mile, is the shopping cart.

Instead of using the works “if only,” try substituting the words “next time.”

Take care of your reputation. It’s your most valuable asset.

Happy birthdays are wished this week to Mary Dale Beckner, Dave Young, Terry Lester, Diana Parrott, Heather Almgren, Joe Hargadine, Dave Shaw, Zee Sherman, Heather Bentler, Crissy O’Hotto, Diana Singer, Thomas Clayton Hill, Toni Salazar, Devon Abbott and to Dorothy Yost.

Hopefully, all teachers were treated extra special on Oct. 5, because it was “World Teacher’s Day.”

The basic theory of Halloween is that you hand out lots of treats or you get tricked. Congress runs essentially the same way.

Sympathies and prayers are with the families and friends of the five men who lost their lives tragically while working in an underground shaft near Georgetown.

Dottie Janousek is the Good Samaritan who is spending every week day volunteering to keep the Grand County Council on Aging office in Granby open during their transition. The board of directors is interviewing applicants for the coordinator position, which was recently vacated by Diane Temple. Bob Beilenberg of Tabernash is chairman of the board.

Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved.

Don’t ever be afraid to say, “I don’t know, I made a mistake, I need help, or I’m sorry.”

Mary Grace Sanchez returned from spending two weeks visiting her mother Maclovia Fernandez and other relatives in New Mexico near Taos. Her husband, Juan, kept home fires burning in Kremmling and Mary was very pleased that he actually kept all her house plants watered.

Ask someone to pick up your mail and daily paper when you’re out of town. Those are the first two things potential burglars look for.

Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.

Happy wedding anniversaries to Ken and Linda Haynes on Oct. 10 and to Ken and Nancy Off on Oct. 15.

Gilbert and Daphanie Swofford of Pratt, Kan., visited in Inell Harvey’s home Wednesday afternoon. They were touring Colorado en route home after having spent a month visiting their son and family in Saskatchewan.

Jo: “My wife found a new way to save her money ” she uses mine.”

Be brave. Even if you’re not . . . pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.

There will be a Grand County Council on Aging board of directors meeting Monday, Oct. 15. It will be in the conference room at Cliffview Assisted Living Center in Kremmling. The public is always invited to attend these monthly meetings.

An interesting study revealed that seven out of 10 bullies that stole your Halloween candy grew up to be divorce lawyers. The other three, it was discovered, went to work for the IRS.

A Halloween costume party is planned for noon Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Silver Spruce dining room. There will be very nice gifts for all who come in costume. This annual Halloween party is always a highlight of the year. Come, wear a costume and bring friends if you can.

Never give up on anyone. Miracles happen every day.

In business and in family relationships, remember that the most important thing is trust.

While Don and Keats Scott were in Chicago lately to watch the Cubs games, they spent one day with ex-Heeney resident Darlene Senn, who was a Kremmling elementary school teacher. Darlene married after she left Heeney and her name is Darlene Darroch. She has two grown boys, and the Scotts report she has not aged very much at all. (Still the pretty thing).

They toured the Chicago Art Institute with her.

Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. It’s best to use credit cards for convenience, not for credit.

A van loaded with Kremmling seniors enjoyed a “fall color” trip on Saturday. Rich Janousek was the volunteer driver of the Grand County Council on Aging van. The seniors enjoyed the rich and varied colors of the autumn tapestry and especially the rolling view of yellow aspen leaves.

The group also watched for wildlife. Treetops were sun-touched throughout the woodland terrain, and leaves were most beauteous as the seniors all enjoyed nature’s fall paradise.

After the drive over Gore Pass, a highlight of the trip was when Janousek stopped at the Toponas Country General Store where owners Russell and Barbara Gehl, who are friends of the Janouseks, treated everyone to very tasty ice cream cones.

What a surprise and happy time it was for the seniors. The Gehls were very gracious hosts, and the Kremmling seniors want them to know they are appreciated, and thanks to them.

This daytime fall color trip then continued on to State Bridge, over the Trough Road and then followed the Colorado River over County Road 22 before returning to Kremmling.

Never deprive someone of hope. It might be all they have.

Last Tuesday, Don Scott took his wife’s (Keats) car to Denver for its maintenance job. He had a rental car supplied for him all day and he drove to Golden, besides taking care of errands. Scott reported it was a beautiful day in Denver.

Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.

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