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Vail CO, Colorado

Kudos to schools

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the extraordinary people in our community who have helped to nurture and to teach our two daughters, Molly and Ellie, who are both graduating seniors this week. They have attended Eagle Valley Elementary School, Eagle Valley Middle School, Gypsum Creek Middle School, and Eagle Valley High School throughout the previous 13 years.

Our deepest gratitude is extended to all of the incredible teachers, teaching assistants, principals, and vice principals; the athletic, cafeteria, counseling, custodial, health, office, and transportation staffs for all of their support, talent, and kindness given to our family over all of these years.



You are all amazing people, and we have been truly blessed to have known all of you. Thank you for helping our children to flourish.

The Crocker Family



Edwards memories

I believe your article, on Nov. 19, 2006, “Urban loft living …” relates to the tearing down of the two-story log building of what was once the Edwards Store and Post Office and my home from 1957 to 1966 at 34129 Highway 6, Edwards, while Vail came into being. I’d like to thank the current owner, Jack Kemp, for providing my mother and me with a recent tour.

I wrote this poem, called “Memories of an Edwards Store”:



The roar of the river heard during a morning’s shiver,

While the whistle pig sings his lament for spring thaws to commence.

A magpie cries for the days gone by when the wind combed the hay as a young girl played.

Mrs. Klatt’s treasure gave a playhouse pleasure, while customers came and went buying goods and having mail sent.

Jawbreakers and penny candy, a slice of salami or what was handy. ‘Cold 3.2 beer sold here.’

Let’s not forget the tin of velvet, sow belly and cheese, with prices that ‘hurt your teeth.’

As the fisherman primed his lure, Vail shadows changed the future and a father died of cancer in the land owned by God and rancher.

Jeanine Kastner

Topeka, Kan.


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