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Jessie, from a little cowgirl to a beautiful young woman. Wishing you a very happy 16th birthday. Love always, Grandma and Grandpa.
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We here at Town Talk Towers want to praise the virtues of the slow way. It’s offseason, and things have slowed down quite a bit, especially in Vail.

And, as you know, we are blessed ” or cursed? ” with a duality of road options through Vail: Interstate 70 and the frontage roads.

Isn’t it fitting to take this slow way during this offseason?

We are enjoying contemplative drives on the frontage road. We are slowing down, watching the snow melt off the golf course and smelling the earthy odors of spring emerge.

It’s the vehicular version of sauntering, and we’re reminded of this quote from Henry David Thoreau: “I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking, that is, of taking walks ” who had a genius, so to speak, for sauntering.”

The interstate are filled with truckers and other passers-by. They are rushing through town, heading somewhere else.

We are firmly planted here, contemplating those things that Vailites contemplate: What will we do this summer? Will we be better at golf this year?

All winter long, we rushed. We rushed to keep up with the speed of this place in winter.

For us, it’s time to slow down, eschew the interstate and saunter down the frontage road.

Are you shoeless?

Federica Bal let us know that she found a biking shoe, the right one, at the Edwards intersection. It’s a North Wave carbon fiber, silver and red with an orthotic. Call 331-4228 to reunite it with its long-lost brother.

What’s going on? E-mail the mighty Titans of Town Talk at newsroom@vaildaily.com.

Great food for a great cause. Moe’s is again supporting students in Eagle County. Come to Moe’s on Thursday, May 22 and help send 47 Gypsum Creek Middle School students to Washington, D.C. A portion of the profit for this evening will be donated to these hard-working students. Students also have sold Butter Braids, have had car washes, have had Easter Egg sales and have worked concessions for GCMS PTA to earn funds for this trip. We are thrilled that Moe’s has agreed to help these students. Thank you to Moe’s and to everyone who comes to help support the students. Dine in or take out 3:30 p.m. to close.

A celebration of life for Sharon Olson will be held Saturday, May 24 at noon at the Gypsum Cemetery. Sharon is the mother of Susan Spiegel and Wayne Olson, who reside in Gypsum. Sharon lived and worked in the Eagle area for several years. She passed away in January after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

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