Geese have begun flying south
Autumn’s tapestry is rich, colorful and beautiful as it bites the brittle air. We awaken to autumn mornings trimmed in icy lace. The azure skies are filled with parades of white and the sun keeps a lower place in its attempt to warm the chilly days. The sundown announces cool, clear, starry nights. Flocks of geese can be observed beginning their flight south. Cold winds whisper and rehearse the coming season’s ritual.
The time change last weekend makes the evenings seem shorter.
There will be a new moon on Nov. 9 (tomorrow).
Veteran’s Day is Nov. 12.
November is National Caregivers Month. It’s a good time to go visit the caregivers you know, and a great time to go visit those who need caring for.
“You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.” Golda Meir
Thanksgiving Day falls on Nov. 22 this year.
Due to the change in the days this newspaper comes out, a few birthdays were missed. So ” happy late birthdays to Laverne Bock, Larry Banman, Wade Bumgarner, Nate Dell and to Sue Pellini.
The Heeney Saturday night card party was hosted by the Jim Mennili’s. Jenny Elliott and Don and Keats Scott were there, too.
“Pride is tasteless, colorless and sizeless, yet it is the hardest thing to swallow.” August Black.
More people than usual attended the potluck luncheon in the Kremmling fairgrounds extension hall Friday. A good shrimp dish had been prepared for the meat entree. Bingo games were enjoyed by many in the afternoon.
Angelica Stubbs visited in Inell’s home on Halloween day. They both dressed in costumes and delivered some table favors Inell had prepared. Angelica then treated Inell to brunch in a Kremmling restaurant before she left for her employment in Hot Sulphur Springs.
The only people you should ever want to get “even” with are those who have helped you.
Don Mertes and Eric Scott enjoyed a meatloaf dinner in the Don and Keats Scott home. Meat was from Kremmling’s Middle Park Meats.
Happy wedding anniversary on Nov. 9 to former Kremmling residents Mike and Kathy Sparacino who now reside in Arvada (Denver suburb).
Bill York is now deputy sheriff of Summit County and drives to Breckenridge each day. He and policeman Brian Colvin share rides occasionally.
Evelyn Wommer (Inell’s sister) in southwestern Colorado has recently been honored by receiving her 50-year membership pin from Eastern Star. This is a great honor for the 97-year-old lady. Many people in this area recall meeting Evelyn when she has come here to visit.
The Halloween costume party at the Silver Spruce dining room in Kremmling was a blast. Over 30 people wore Halloween costumes. Nice prizes, which were donated by Kremmling merchants, were awarded to everyone. There were also several drawings for prizes. The first six winners (receiving extra nice prizes) were Dale Pulliam ” first, Lois Solawetz; second, Dorothy Yost; third, Inell Harvey; fourth, Roberta Russell; fifth, and Pat Lynd was sixth. Kremmling Town Manager Ted Soltis and Town Clerk Sharon Cefar were judges of costumes for the party, which was organized by Inell Harvey. Chief of Police Scott Spade was called on business, so was unable to act as a judge as was planned. Shelly Cecil prepared a great lunch for the occasion.
Highways were crowded with hunters over the first weekend of the present hunting season.
Janifer Peterka of Steamboat Springs spent last weekend with her mother, Inell Harvey, in Kremmling. They accomplished a lot of chores they had saved up for a month to get done. Janifer also helped with some work on Inell’s computer.
Happy birthdays are wished this week to Holly Reed, Tyler Myers, Samantha Kassales, ex-Kremmling resident Carol Sibelius (now in Parker), Lynsey Gage Pulliam, Garrett Eller, Kyle Manuel, Gage Resse, Bonnie Wheatley, Michael Stone, Matt Hill, Daniel B. Off, Lisa Palmer, Jenny Rister, Keaton Peters in California, Johnathan Gale, Gyda Flannigan and to Inell’s sister Evelyn Wommer.
Prince Charles will celebrate his birthday on Nov. 15.
R.C. Rawson learned the hard way that one Jeep can’t pass another Jeep on a very muddy Jeep trail. He and Rich Janousek were hunting, when at the bottom of the Little Muddy, R.C. decided to go on ahead of Rich. He became buried in the mud ” but good. When Janousek became aware of his plight, he returned and pulled R.C. out of the muddy situation. No deer that day anyway.
Good Samaritan Harold Steensma came to the rescue again when Inell experienced trouble with a dead battery in her car. He brought his battery charger and put the vehicle in order for her. The cause of the dead (practically-new) battery was undetermined, however, it was still under warranty, so a new battery replaced it.
The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings, not his cash. True happiness may be sought, thought or caught, but never bought.
Happy late birthdays to Lorraine Caposole Miller and to Kevin Curley who celebrated on Nov. 2.
Friday night was a gala evening as many people dressed in costumes for a Halloween party at the Green Mountain Inn in Heeney. The place was full and its was rockin’. It was also Mic Night and at one time there were nine people playing at the same time. Many cute, funny, ugly and outrageous costumes were worn. One of the outstanding ones was worn by Lorraine Caposole Miller. She was dressed as a very pregnant nun.
To keep young, stay around young people. To get old, try to keep up with them.
Why do people make such a fuss about growing old? All it takes is a little time.
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