Inell Harvey: Wishing all a Happy Valentine’s Day |

Inell Harvey: Wishing all a Happy Valentine’s Day

Inell Harvey
Heeney Hearsay

The snowy season is a beautiful wonderland. Clouds are cleak and gray in the morning while the chill of winter fills the air. The snowbirds are seeking shelter with their feathers awry. Soon, springtime zephyrs will be blowing.

Wishing a happy, lovely Valentine’s Day to all you lovers out there ” and to everyone else, too.

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “If you would be loved, love and be loveable,” and Longfellow wrote, “Love gives itself; it is not bought.”

The Loveland post office will be especially busy until Valentine’s Day. Last year, Western Union sent out 600,658 Valentine messages.

That groundhog saw his shadow in this area on Feb. 2.

The moon will be in its first quarter on Feb. 13.

The New York Giants will be celebrating for a long time, because of their win over New England.

For the coming Presidential election, we may as well hope for the best, be prepared for the worst, and take what comes with a smile.

Sympathies are with the family and friends of Kremmling’s John McKibben Sr., who was lost in last Monday’s winter storm. He was snowmobiling in the Springs Creek area with two friends. He died there Monday night. The two friends were rescued Tuesday. McKibben dearly loved snowmobiling. He will be sadly missed.

A memorial service was held Saturday afternoon in Kremmling’s fairground extension hall with a potluck dinner afterward. Over 300 people attended. McKibben was a very kind, likeable person, whose main interest in life was helping others. He had many friends, both young and old. He would have celebrated his 52nd birthday on Feb. 9.

John McKibben usually bought homemade burritos from Mary Sanchez before snowmobile outings. He said, “Snowmobiling and burritos go together.”

Inell says, “I do not regret getting older. It is a priviledge denied to many.”

It is rumored that a dentist and a manicurist fought tooth and nail. (Was that in Kremmling?)

Colorado schools will probably never run out of math teachers because they keep multiplying.

A church service is being held every Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in Kremmling’s Cliffview Assisted Living Center. Residents look forward to this, especially if they do not get out to attend a church service on Sunday morning. Last Sunday, Pastor Allen Pulliam of the Gore Baptist Church was in charge.

Wishing a happy late birthday to Cathy Gelinas, Inell’s future daughter-in-law, who celebrated on Sunday, Feb. 3. She and Inell’s son, Rick, plan to be married at the end of this month.

Golf is like taxes: You drive hard to get to the green, and then you wind up in the hole.

People who do not attend the Friday noon potluck are missing a wonderful home-cooked meal. The lunches are held in Kremmling’s fairground extension hall and everyone is welcome. You may bring a covered dish to share. Otherwise, the suggested donation is $2.50.

When it comes to eating right, drinking plenty of fluids and exercising, there is no, “I’ll start tomorrow.” Tomorrow is a disease.

Happy late birthday to Fritz Greep in Kremmling Country, who celebrated on Jan. 27.

The thief that fell and broke his leg in wet cement became a hardened criminal, and the thief who stole the calendar got 12 months.

In a democracy, it’s your vote that counts. In feudalism, it’s our Count that votes.

Happy birthdays are wished to Polly Hill of Mack, Ernie Miller, Bob Johns in Blue Valley Acres, Jerry Whaley, Cara York, Brady Gore, Sydney Ann Almgren, Gaberielle C.E. Santiago, Jacquelyn April, Tom Cary, Inell’s grandson Brandon Pyle in Florida, Bodin Casey Curran, Laura Hargadine, Amber Lemon, Alyssa Wall and to Rory Menhennett (on Valentine’s Day).

Did you know? It’s true that about 30 percent of people who take cod liver oil daily are less likely to be depressed.

Lou Erickson once said, “You are as young as you feel after trying to prove it.” And Helen Hays said, “Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.”

Happy wedding anniversaries to Tim and Jenna Haynes on Feb. 9, to Tom and Monika Cary on Feb. 10, and to Ted and Denise Hebrand on Feb. 11. (Denise is the daughter of Fred and Martha Wall.)

The Kremmling potluck group is selling tickets for a drawing for a hand-crocheted afghan, which is presently on display at the Bank of the West in Kremmling. Tickets (six for $5 or $1 each) may be purchased at the bank or from a potluck senior.

The Heeney Saturday night card party was held last week in the Jim Menilli and wife Charolette’s home on the side of Green Mountain. Attending were Jack Taylor and wife, Ann Marie, Don and Keats Scott, and the Menillis. Jack Taylor was the big winner this week. (How many pennies, Jack?)

Heeney’s artist, Don Mertes, has finished painting a beautiful picture of Aspens and Don and Keats Scott have purchased the original.

A big Superbowl party was enjoyed at the Green Mountain Inn Sunday evening. The Inn provided food.

Don and Keats Scott returned from a vacation in California. First, they visited in the home of Keats’ sister and children, Abbie and Brian Peters and Willa and Keaton in Markleville.

There, they watched Keaton compete in gymnastics at Stanford University. They then spent three days sightseeing in San Francisco and three more days in Santa Cruz. They toured the Jelly Belly factory, where jellybeans are made. The Scotts reported the weather was rainy most of the time, but being seasoned travelers, they enjoy themselves regardless of weather conditions.

About one billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. That’s the largest seasonal card sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

When you’re down and out, lift up you head and shout, “I’m down and out.”

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