Inell Harvey: Belly dancing a big hit in Heeney |

Inell Harvey: Belly dancing a big hit in Heeney

With every new snow, there is a whole new world to look at out there. Mornings, when the first rays of the sun rise in the east, all is cloaked in God’s glory and filled with sparkling jewels.

Even though the winds are cold and raw, spring is only weeks away.

The moon will be in its last quarter on Jan. 30.

Martin Luther King’s birthday saw pretty weather in all ski areas in counties between Denver and Steamboat Springs and all ski areas were crowded.

In a little over two weeks, it will be Valentine’s Day ” but more about that later.

Happy late birthday to Pam Music, who celebrated on Jan. 19.

Believe it or not ” belly dancing is the big hit in Heeney now. Cherry Wolford started giving lessons, with the help of assistant Lynn Philips, every Monday evening in the Heeney Community Center. This is a six-week course. Last week, those taking the class were Karon Moses, Janet Schyer, Keats Scott, Jan Broadhurst and a girl named Brook that Cherry brought with her from Silverthorne. Lorraine Caposole is signed up for the class, but was unable to attend the first session. It was reported that this belly dancing class is just what Heeney has needed. Some folks had sore tummies the next day, but not from belly dancing. It was from laughing. Cherry Wolford, who moved from Kremmling to Silverthorne, brings her group to Kremmling’s Cliffview Assisted Living Center once a week.

Some people get through thinking before they get through thinking things through.

Only some of us learn from other people’s mistakes; the rest of us have to be the other people.

Dave and Ellen Stone celebrated their first wedding anniversary this month with a candlelight dinner and a beautiful cake made by Arlene Lucy.

Jim Menilli joined Keats Scott in cross-country skiing on Green Mountain Reservoir over the weekend. Keats uses an excuse for having fun skiing. She says she needs to take her dog for some exercise. (Yeow!)

Some signs of the times: Tire shop ” “Invite us to your next blowout.” Butcher’s window ” “The best of the wurst.” Pizza shop ” “We knead your dough.” Taxidermist’s window ” “We know our stuff.”

If you talk too much, you probably say too much.

Dave and Ellen Stone enjoyed a visit from Dave’s sons, Matthew from Steamboat Springs and Justin from New York.

Ellen Stone’s son, Nathanial Eber, graduated with honors from Neumann College and now has a position with a Fortune 100 company in Philadelphia. Nathan will arrive here to visit Ellen and Dave Stone this Saturday, Jan. 26. He also is bringing his college roommate and two high school friends from Syracuse, N.Y. They reported they are looking forward to Ellen’s home cooking and some snowboarding. Nathan has not yet seen the Stone’s new home on the Gore, nor met their horses and their new dog, Gus.

If it’s free, it’s advise. If you pay for it, it’s counseling. If you can use either one, it’s a miracle.

Talking is sharing, but listening is caring.

Happy birthdays to Nancy Off, David Henderhan, Kevin Yount, Sonya Pellini, Stanley Manuel, Jane Reed, Mary Locknicker, Christ Russell, Anastasia Shepton, Christ Flanigan, Sean Flanigan and to Dixie (Reynolds) Curran.

Happy late birthdays to Bob Dell, who celebrated on Jan. 25, and to Jane Peterson in Frisco, who celebrated on Jan. 27.

Faith can move mountains, but only hard work can put a tunnel through them.

Seems sometimes that the only joy some people get out of truth is stretching it.

Inell was pleasantly surprised last week when long-time friends, Matt and Germaine McLain of Tulsa, stopped by to visit overnight. They had visited via e-mail, but had not seen one another for over 15 years. The McLains were enroute to New York City to spend a couple weeks with their son and family.

“When the going gets tough, the tough gotta be tougher.” Barbara Johnson

Pam Music enjoyed a surprise birthday dinner party Saturday evening. She was really totally surprised. Her friend, Cheri Kinnison (with help from her husband, Dan) organized this and invted all the friends. Pam and Mike’s daughter, Chelsie, kept her mother away from home until 6:30 p.m., when she brought her home to be pleasantly surprised as she walked into a room full of people, hollering “Surprise.” After dinner, Pam blew out candles on a beautifully decorated birthday cake.

Happy 20th wedding anniversary to Leroy and Marie Johnston, who will celebrate on Jan. 26.

The smartest advice on raising children is to enjoy them while they are still on your side.

Rich Janousek tells of a friend who is an avid fisherman. He is Matthew Morales. He drives a mail truck (as does Janousek) to and from Denver to Granby, and occasionally on other routes.

The interesting thing about Morales is that he carries all his fishing gear in his truck at all times. Each day, during his few hour layover, he is fishing one of the lakes in Grand County or Green Mountain Reservoir. Ice fishing is his hobby. Janousek reports that he resides in Grand County (Kremmling), but he doesn’t have the opportunity to get to go fishing nearly as much as his truck driving friend.

The next time you’re feeling down, think about all the terrible things that didn’t happen to you.

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