Inell Harvey: Winter seems reluctant to depart |

Inell Harvey: Winter seems reluctant to depart

Some mornings, the trees have been beautiful with glistening, shimmering, exquisitely white frost.

The strong winds have turned into whispering breezes.

This can only mean one thing ” spring is right around the corner.

Did you say, “What corner?” Really, it won’t be long now, and the beauty of winter’s long deep sleep will soon be gone.

The moon will be in its last quarter today, Feb. 28.

Easter is not far away, but first there will be St. Patrick’s Day.

Has anyone heard enough campaign speeches? If not, don’t worry. There will be plenty more.

It’s been fun watching winter traipse across the land. Winter seems reluctant to depart and it’s clinging to hope until the end, but it will not survive for long. Winter seems to be having its final fling as spring waits to make its arrival.

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The chicken, of course. God doesn’t lay eggs.

Every family tree has a little sap.

The Valentine’s Day snowstorm was expected, but not very much appreciated. The green plants will be thankful for the moisture next summer.

The avalanche danger remains very severe in the backcountry. Several lives have been lost in Colorado this season.

Income tax time. Not fun. Bah Humburg.

Script writers are back to work in California and New York. Talk show hosts, as well as viewers, are happy.

Ice on Green Mountain Reservoir measures 20 inches thick. While cross country skiing with her dog, Keats Scott measured the ice through a hole some ice fishermen were using.

Besides all the fun the Heeney Belly Dancers have, last Monday evening a fox kept peeking at them through the windows. (Even the wilder wild life enjoy Belly Dancing, huh?)

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from one’s face.

Barbara Johnson said, “Every time I think about exercise, I lie down until the thought goes away.”

Happy wedding anniversaries to Don and Cathy O’Hotto and to Jim and Joanne Sloan, both on Feb. 23, and to Dave and Deb Hargadine on Feb. 25.

Jim Lynch was in charge of the Sunday afternoon church service at Kremmling’s Cliffview Assisted Living Center this week. He played his guitar and sang for a sing-along. Jim’s friend, Luke Smith and wife Karen from Wyoming, were there and Luke played the banjo. Mike Crosby from Kremmling played his fiddle.

It’s not the mountain that wears you down, it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.

Sean Flannigan deserves a big thanks for bringing some heavy equipement down from their ranch and plowing the snow from the firehouse and Heeney Community Center parking lot. Bill York has done a lot of work there, and snow blows the parking lot., but he was running out of room to put the snow. Flanigan’s big equipment did the job.

It was a snowy, blowy Valentine’s Day last Thursday, but the Valentine’s party in the Silver Spruce dining room was fun. Valentines were exchanged and drawings for prizes were fun. Shelly Cecil prepared a great Valentine’s lunch and Roberta Russell arranged table settings so pretty. Due to the snowstorm, there were not quite as many in attendance as was expected, and those who were not present missed a fun party.

Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your glasses.

The reason a bicycle can’t stand alone is because it’s two tired.

Last week, Inell received one of the best cards she has ever received. It was a picture of Diana and Kendall Collins and their beautiful son, Owen (who is 5). Actually, it was a Valentine, but it said “for all occassions.” Diana is the daughter of former area residents Gilbert and Rose Cox and they reside in Iowa.

A nice person recently changed the meaning of ASAP from “as soon as possible” to “always say a prayer.”

People who say nothing is impossible should try gargling with the mouths closed.

Paul and Janet Ohri have spent many weeks in their motorhome in the Southern states. They are happy to be missing the snow this area is having this winter. They Ohri’s are presently on the Texas coast enjoying warm weather.

While in Florida, the Ohri’s visited with former Kremmling police chief, Bob Bodemann and wife Jeri. The Bodemanns are well and enjoying life.

Why is twice ten the same as twice 11? Because twice ten is 20, and twice 11 is twenty too.

A telephone conference meeting was held last Wednesday for the Regional Advisory Council on Aging. This phone conference meeting took the place of the RAC meeting that had to be called off last month due to a snowstorm. The next regional meeting will be held in March in Frisco. This region includes five counties.

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

Kremmling’s Debby Brinkly is the Good Samaritan, good friend, good neighbor who took Inell Harvey out to a fabulous Valentine’s Day dinner. Her friend who is employed at the Kremmling Mercantile was also present. Besides dinner, Debby also brought Inell a beautiful corsage of roses and a pretty, sparkling rhinestone “lady bug” pin for her suit lapel.

Bud and Helen Linke celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Feb. 9 at Kremmling’s Cliffview Assisted Living Center where Helen is now a resident. Bud brought Helen beautiful flowers and there was a lovely cake for the party. Congratulations, kids.

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

A bore is a fellow who persists in talking about himself when you want to talk about yourself.

Don and Keats Scott returned today (Thursday) from spending four days in Colorado Springs attending a water conference. It was held at the Double Tree Hotel this year. The Scotts attend a water conference each year to keep on top of the government changes for the Heeney water system.

Happy birthdays to Sandy Hill, Kristi Henderhan, Richard Myers, Catilyn Taussig, Bryce Weimer, Sean Cameron, Rocky Bishop, Inell’s good friend Johanna Scronce in Golden, Joe Hostetter, Jim Heeney and Claryce Rawson.

Paula Ohri Chamberlain was the winner of the drawing for the hand-crocheted afghan, which was raffled by the Kremmling potluck seniors. The drawing was held last Friday noon at the end of the potluck meeting. Paula had previously expressed a desire to win the afghan (as did many others). Proceeds were great, and they will benefit the Kremmling potluck seniors. Hats off to Rich Janousek who sold the most raffle tickets.

Sign on a septic tank truck: “Yesterday’s meals on wheels.” Sign on a church: “Salvation guaranteed, or your sins cheerfully returned.”

Present at the Saturday night Heeney card party in the late Dick and Maggie Philips’ home were Lorraine Caposole, Bill and Cara York, Don and Keats Scott, Jim Menilli with wife Charolette. Lorraine Capasole was the big winner of the most pennies this week.

The happiest people don’t neccessarily have the best of everything … they just make the best of everything they have.

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