Sometimes getting together this blog of my Mother and Dad’s life stories, deciding in what order is a dilemma. Which came first the chicken or the egg, or in this case the rodeo or the wool?
The nature of a town is frequently born in the past, for the past is the best predictor of the present. And stories—those stories the town chooses to tell and, once told, chooses to remember—reveal more about what lies at the heart of things than almost anything else.
July 4, 2020 will mark the fourth annual 4th of July Kids’ Walk/Bike/Ride celebration hosted in Eads, CO this year by Women Empowered (W.E.), a local organization who works to support many community events and people in Kiowa County. Despite the slow opening from the State of Colorado for outdoor events, on the 18th Governor Polis relaxed the outdoor requirements which will allow the Walk/Bike/Ride event to go on with a few modifications.
Over the weekend two more area schools held their graduation ceremonies, each in their own unique way, in order to keep their students, staff and community safe from the possibility of contracting the Coronavirus. Both schools, Granada and Cheyenne Wells, took the planning of these graduation ceremonies quite seriously as school administration met with parents of the senior students and then decided on the best course of action that fit best for their own communities.
This morning I woke up in my old apartment, located in downtown Cambridge, MA. The apartment is quiet and empty. Looking around my room, it is as if the pandemic never really happened. There are sticky notes with my to-do list on my mirror. Meetings that never happened, work that was canceled, and a grocery list long overdue. My stand table has an unfinished novel that I had started, a glass of aged water, and tickets to the Peabody museum for March 19th.