Inell Harvey: ‘Tis the season for sweet smelling kitchens |

Inell Harvey: ‘Tis the season for sweet smelling kitchens

Beautiful snowflakes whirling down makes a coziness this wintertime holiday season. Winter in Colorado brings its own bequest. Colorado is a wonderful, lovely place to live because of its four seasons.

Soon, bright carolers’ songs will fill the frost-crisp air as carolers go from home to home, bringing cheer at this time of year.

‘Tis the seasonfor kitchen ovens to be filled with plum puddings, cakes, gingerbreads, Christmas cookies and other holiday goodies.

Many greetings and packages are being sent to our dead Americans who are serving in the Armed Forces overseas. They deserve our many blessings. God bless them all.

The moon will be in its first quarter on Monday, Dec. 17.

Green Mountain Reservoir is still not frozen over at this writing.

Heeney received 16 inches of snow in this recent storm. However, it was a wet heavy snow. So, besides melting in the warm weather, it soon settled and packed.

The late Dick Philips would have celebrated his birthday last Saturday. The day was celebrated in his honor by relatives and friends in Heeney.

Over a foot of snow recently fell in Kremmling and it slowed the Christmas rush down. However, the holiday spirit prevails and this certainly makes for a lovely white


Barbara Johnson said, “Remember, the Christmas present of today are the garage sales of tomorrow.”

No Christmas cards are being mailed this year (nor last year) by Inell Harvey. Two years ago, she mailed 355 Christmas cards. So, last year, she quit sending out even one. She is worried for fear her friends will think she does not love them. That is not true. She does. She’s sorry, but she’s just not mailing greetings anymore.

A beautiful Christmas dinner was enjoyed by the potluck group at the Kremmling fairgrounds extension hall Friday at noon. Lydia and Bob Dell and Rich and Dottie Janousek supplied the food and decorations. Tables were filled and the dinner was wonderful. Helping with dinner, preparing food, serving and cleaning up after dinner besides Lydia Dell, were Shelly Cecil, Rosie O’Hotto, Hazel Wood, Velda Pulliam, Dottie and Rich Janouseck, John Cooper, R.C. Rawson, Ileene Heeney and little Natillia Dell. Natillia was as busy as a little bee. This all was very much enjoyed and appreciated by the many people who attended.

Inell’s great granddaughter, Jaizah Pyle of Cape Coral, Fla., who with her little brother, Rorak, and parents, Sierra and Brandon, broke her leg while skiing in Steamboat Springs. It was a bad break and it’s forunate there are good specialists in Steamboat. The Pyle family are visiting in the home of Inell’s daughter and husband, Janifer and Jeff Peterka in Steamboat. (Janifer is Sierra’s mother.)

Mike Lucas is the proud owner of a brand-new, gold-colored, pretty truck. It is a Yukon Denali and it is so modern that to start it, all he does is push a button inside his house.

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from one’s face. Laughter helps. It’s like jogging on the inside.

Something to be thankful for is that you’re here to be thankful.

Fred and Martha Wall returned Thursday morning from Grand Junction just in time to miss most of the snowy roads. Fred’s heart surgery was postponed until March, so he is hoping for no more angina pains before then.

Kremmling’s Cliffview Assisted Living Center is planning its annual Christmas party for Saturday, Dec. 22. Santa will be there (as he is each year) to give out gifts. This is always a fun event that people look forward to each year, with lots of food and visiting as well. (Bring a covered dish to share if you wish.)

Inell said, “Those proud of keeping an orderly desk, never know the thrill of finding something they had irretrievably lost.”

After that big foot of snow in Kremmling last weekend, Ronnie James shoveled off Inell Harvey’s car, drove her truck back and forth to back the snow, started her car and drove it out of the parking space. Gosh, Inell doesn’t know what on earth she’d do without her good neighbor, Ronnie.

Nothing is impossible to the people who don’t have to do it themselves.

Don’t worry about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.

Choice, not chance, determines destiny.

There will be a Christmas party in the Silver Spruce dining room at noon, Thursday, Dec. 20. Shelly Cecil will prepare the Christmas dinner. Gifts and cards will be exchanged. Men bring around a $5 amount for a woman and men bring gifts for men (if you want to join the gift exchange). There will be door prizes and a fun time is planned.

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the deeper it sinks.

Travis and Mary Beth Ferguson from Kremmling are stationed in the U.S. Air Force in Germany. They and their three children, Kalib, Ethan and Ashlynn were on television, ABC news, Saturday night wishing families here in the states a Merry Christmas.

The highlight of the season for Grand County seniors was the annual Christmas dinner party in Granby Sunday. A great delicious dinner was served to a room full of people. Entertainment was presented by a group of about 50 men from Granby, directed by Dr. Jeff Shaw, and a musical presentation by Washboard Annie. Of course, Santa was there and gave gifts to everyone. Jean Peoples headed the Holiday Helpers group who organized these parties for the past 13 years. She has resigned as of this year and Carol Clark, also of Granby, will now be the leader.

That new bright red, four-door truck seen around Heeney this week belongs to proud owner, Eric Scott. (Eric, don’t you know that even new red cars can get suck in the snow?) Presently, that pretty car is stuck in the snow in front of Eric’s Uncle Don Scott’s home in Heeney.

Nothing is impossible to people who don’t have to do it themselves.

One day, I’ll look back on all this and laugh.

Happy wedding anniversaries are wished to Russ and Mary Jo Hargadine on Dec. 18, to Wes and Ernie Miller on Dec. 14, and to former Kremmling residents, Travis and Brandie Matney, now in Denver.

Don’t walk in front of me. I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Inell appreciates very much anyone calling news to her at (970) 724-3605 or e-mailing news to her at

Happy birthdays to Mike Carpenter, Wanda Singer, Paula Ohri-Chamberlain, Charlene Canady, Natallia Dell, former Kremmling resident Allan Miller, Michale L. Carpenter, Tycie Miller, Kendra (Jones) Lay, now in Wyoming, former Heeney resident Mart Johnson and to former Kremmling resident (police chief) Bob Bodemann, now in Florida.

Inell said she is going to celebrate a traditional Christmas. The tree comes from Canada, the ornaments come from Hong Kong, the lights from Japan and the idea from Bethlehem.

Call news to 724-3605.

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