My Colorado grandkids are 11 and 13. They are my youngest son's
My oldest son has just retired and his two are in their 30s.
The Colorado son
got a late start.
My garden is very poor. Last year the drought was so bad and I had
the vegetable garden with woodchucks that somehow got in through the
This spring just as I was getting ready to start things, my husband, Chet,
a minor stroke that managed to screw up all my time and plans. He is
now and without much ill effects - his walking had been very poor for some
few years already - but so far I haven't been able to do much. This
is raining, and predicted to continue most of the week. There is so
to be done, but maybe I will get at least some of it done.
The winter was so strange, and the spring has also been strange. We
a very warm spell in early January, with my quince bush showing
blooms. Then one night the temperature dropped to below zero, and
took care of lots of things. There was no snow cover for
had begun to sprout - then the tips were blackened. There have been
fewer daffs than usual - I usually have masses of them. Dogwoods
blooming nicely right now, and the flowering cherry has looked better
usual, but some things are very poor. I'm sure it was the strange
At least I'm glad it's raining now because we have been terribly dry.
I do hope you enjoy Golden. My son's wife, who is a petroleum
offered a job in Tulsa with big pay and a hundred thousand
dollars extra to move, but
they decided they would rather stay in Golden, even if at somewhat less
At first she was able to work four days a week and take Fridays off and
the children out of school to go up to their ski condo in Winter Park
weekend crowds got there. Now she doesn't have the extra day off, and
kids are phasing out of the Montessori school that would let them do
The boy is in a STEM program, and the girl is in her last year at the
I hope you find good gardening in Golden. I hear it was snowing there
In a message dated 5/2/2016 8:32:36 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Auralie, It is great to hear back from you ! I thought your son would
still be here. How old are his children? We've been on chat for so long it
seems like they should be teenagers!
Thank you for the kind wishes!
What are you doing in your
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Yes, my son and his family still live there and love it. The
children are both into
all sorts of activities - the little girl is a real ski champion.
I'm sure you will find it a good place to live.
Best wishes, Auralie
moved from Gainesville on Lake Lanier to Golden Colorado today! We fell in
love with Golden when our son lived here! We had to move out of the lake
house, the rent goes crazy high in the summer! We loved it there and it
was closer to our daughter and 2 granddaughters but have always wanted to
We came to Colorado to ski in April and found this
Auralie, does your son still live here?
to be able to volunteer at a community garden here!
How is everyone
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