Monthly Archives: November 2008

Thankful for the Mayflower Pilgrims

                 Mayflower II

                                    Thankful for the Mayflower Pilgrims


 When I was nine years old another child asked me what Thanksgiving reminded me of, my reply was, “Pilgrims.” Harriett May’s response was, “No, turkey, you big dumb elephant.” The phrase, “Big dumb elephant” has become an inside family moniker.

Pilgrims remain an important link to Thanksgiving in my mind. Visiting the Mayflower replica Mayflower II and Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts gave me a deeper understanding of  who these people were, what they left behind in Europe and their grit and determination in establishing a new life in North America.

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Happy Birthday Denver!


150 Years

Happy Birthday Denver!

November 22, 2008 marks the 150th anniversary of Denver’s founding. As prospectors headed to the hills in search of gold William Larimer made a fortune in Denver City selling supplies to the miners. Larimer could never have imagined the city of Denver 150 years later.

Bob and I moved to Denver 45 years ago as newlyweds. We’ve seen much growth and change as we raised our family, reached retirement age and began new careers. The city works hard at denying its reputation as a Cow Town yet celebrates that history with great energy each January when the National Western Stock Show rolls into town.


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