Inell Harvey: We need another holiday " to celebrate surviving all the others |

Inell Harvey: We need another holiday " to celebrate surviving all the others

Happy New Year 2008 to all.

Hopefully, everyone enjoyed a happy and safe New Year’s Eve and Day.

It not only was a white Christmas and a white New Year, but it was a beautiful shite winter wonderland as well.

The New Year lies before us. There is something warm and friendly about January and its dazzling gay snowstorms. The frosted earth takes on a fresh new face as snow falls and trees are ice-clad and bushes look like crystal.

The awesome haunting beauty of January sunsets enhance the artistry of winter. Friendly greetings, with a wave and a shout, from neighbors and strangers warm our hearts.

Winter officially began on Dec. 22.

The moon will be in its first quarter on Tuesday, Jan. 15. There will be a full moon on Jan. 8.

What this country needs is another holiday ” a day set aside to celebrate having survived all the others.

Presence makes a happy family.

A phone call from Virginia Taussig reports she and husband Bill are well and enjoying life in Limon where the weather is usually a little warmer than in Grand County. Bill, a retired minister from Parshall, is coping well with his prosthesic leg (he named the leg, Ebenezer). He reports it would have been very difficiult without God’s help.

Heeneyites will remember Michelle (Murphy) Wood, who was an x-ray technician in the Kremmling hospital while residing in Heeney. She, husband Jim and 14-year-old son, Alexander, reside in Fort Atkinson, Wisc. and Jim continues to be employed by the telephone company. Michelle teaches in a nursing training school. They are all three well and happy.

A large crowd gathered at the Green Mountain Inn for a New Year’s Eve party.

Dave and Lynn Philips of Kremmling, Don Mertes, Don and Keats Scott and Lorraine Caposole of Heeney and Diane and her daughter, Katie, of Boulder were a few who enjoyed the Christmas dinner in the late Dick and Maggie Philips home on Green Mountain Avenue in Heeney.

Why is “abbreviated” such a long word?

Did you ever wonder why hot dogs come in packages of 10 and buns in packages of 8?

Happy late wedding anniversaries to Dave and Nancy Abbott who celebrated on Dec. 28, to Bill and Malva Shearer on Dec. 29 and to Jim and Merrilynn Heeney on Dec. 31.

Wishing happy late birthdays to the following who celebrated last week: Christine Banman, Sharyn Overholt, Kendra Lynn Bock, Andy Manguso, Terry Abbott, Caitlin Belcher, Ron Baumgartner and to former Heeney resident Kathy McCarthy ” all in December ” and to Pearl Hogan, Karen Burger and former Kremmling resident Gayle Bishop, who celebrated in the first week of January.

Encouragement is like premium gas. It helps to take th knocks out of living.

Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second back and keep your foot on first.

Linda Goad is remembered by many in this area. When she lived in Kremmling, she was a guard at the jail in Hot Sulphur Springs. A recent letter from her said she is happy in her Pueblo home and the highlight of 2007 for her was the wedding in Las Vegas of he son, Todd.

Lucille Hibbard of Denver came to Kremmling last week to visit Inell Harvey and to tell her of the November death of her husband, Jim. They had both spent a couple days visiting in Inell’s home last summer. A few years ago, the Hibbards were snow and water skiing budding of Inell and her late husband, Bill.

Patients and friends of Dr. Lynette Telck of Kremmling’s Mountain Valley Medical Center are missing her very much at the clinic. However, they are happy that she has a new baby boy, and they send her their congratulations and love. Dr. Telck is taking a few weeks off work to stay home and care for, love and cherish that precious new son.

An error in typing mad a sentence in this column last week sound very strange. It said, “dead soldiers,” where it should have read “dear soldiers.” Sorry.

Rick, Inell Harvey’s son in Denver, slipped on the ice at his work, fell and broke a wrist. (A cast on a broken wrist was some Christmas gift.) He did not get to spend Christmas with his mother and sister as planned.

Heeney’s Don and Keats Scott visited in Inell Harvey’s Kremmling home last Monday. Keats brought Inell a set of clever, handmade, very unusual, one-of-a-kind coasters. Keats and the Heeney Sewing Club are noted for their unusual, one-of-a-kind articles of many varieties.

A nominating committee for the Friday potluck group has chosen officers for the coming year. They are Rich Janousek as president, Inell Harvey as vice president, Harold Steensma as treasurer, and Dottie Barnes will serve as secretary. Officers will be installed during the Jan. 11 meeting.

Don and Keats Scott spent New Year’s Day in Lakewood visiting Keats’ sister and husband, Susie and Mike Middagh, who were no able to come to Heeney for Christmas due to bad road conditions at the time.

Eric Scott spent Christmas in Larkspur, visiting relatives. His sister and family from Phoenix were also there.

Christmas Day saw many Heeneyites out sledding in the area and sledding was reported as being excellend with good weather conditions.

An annual holiday dinner was enjoyed Saturday at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone by Jack Taylor, wife Ann Marie, Don and Keats Scott of Heeney, and Ralph and Susie Christie of Silverthorne.

Happy birthdays are wished this week to Toby Hardagine, Robert (Bob) Jones, former Kremmling resident Linda Hill, Kayleigh Budssee, Ryan Curran, Payton Bodemann, former Kremmling resident Carol Jarbo, Annie Henderhan, Mike Wheatley, Jake Cameron, Rainie Hill, Jana Wall, Chuck April and to Brenda Kellen.

The flower for January is the carnation. The stone is garnet, a deep, almost brownish red. It is silicate crystal made of a combination of minerals. The garnet symbolizes faithfulness.

Helen Brady, with children Patrick and Susie, of Silverthorne were guests in the Don and Keats Scott home Sunday. The afternoon was spent enjoying sledding in the area while Don kept homefires burning.

Summertime Kremmling residents, Frank and bobbie Dees, are now in their Kerrville, Texas home and do not plan to be traveling again until next spring.

Jim Menilli and wife, Charolette, of Denver visited in Inell’s home last week. They are spending a vacation in their lovely new home on the side of Green Mountain, Heeney. Inell collects chickens and nutcrackers, so the Minilli’s brough her a clever nutcracker and a small Christmas stocking for her dogs. The stocking is printed with, “Love me, love my dogs.”

Inell Harvey spent a four-day Christmas vacation with her daughter and husband, Janifer and Jeff Peterka, in Steamboat Springs. Snow fell in Steamboat every day, but the drive over Rabbit Ears Pass both ways was not bad. Inell was sorry she did not have her Heeney Hearsay column in this newspaper last week and she doesn’t plan on that happening again for another year.

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

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