As we should, this time of year we focus on being thankful. I recently was challenged to look at our word Thanksgiving and the celebration thereof with a new focus. Within this word, the compound of thanks and giving, we associate and encourage things related to being thankful. Generally, we mean thanksgiving, reflected in our attitude. My new focus is on the second part of the compound — giving.
I’m grateful for the days of autumn splendor that blessed us this year. Although interrupted by colder periods laden with long-awaited moisture, days of generous sunshine filtered through crisp air arrived with gilt-edged invitations, requesting our presence outdoors, and we complied.
Sarah Zorn has a very “interesting” grandmother. Known as the family as “Z,” this 63-year-old granny can make an adventure out of most anything — like shopping for pencils, planning a diet (sometimes just one color of food each day of the week) or reading the fortunes in fortune cookies.
We’ll celebrate Thanksgiving this coming week, so cooks everywhere have been searching for their family favorite recipes.
Until American folk hero John Henry gets his own feature film, there will be only one movie character renowned for his hammer. So swings the blunt instrument once again in “Thor: The Dark World.”
One thing some of us tend to take for granted is our ability to see the many colors of the world. I am particularly fond of pastel colors, however, I tend to associate different colors with different feelings. Light blue represents serenity, light green is peaceful, soft yellow is warmth and tan is a warm homey feeling.
Experiencing a death can be overwhelming for anyone, but it especially is difficult for youths, and the first step of support is for the rest of us to become more aware of what these kids are going through.
The holidays are nearly here, so everybody’s talking about food. This week, I had requests for two cookie recipes: peanut butter and oatmeal raisin.
On Nov. 13, 4-H members, their families and leaders looked back on the many accomplishments of the 2013 program year. The annual 4-H Achievement Night was held at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. This week’s “From Pipi’s Pasture” salutes the 4-H members and leaders.
The whistle of the first passenger train echoed across Craig’s little river valley on the snowy morning of Friday, Nov. 21, 1913. Excitement must have been contagious as the entire population spilled out of doors to meet that first train. A multitude of events were planned for the celebration and school was cancelled that day, and not just in Craig. Hayden also closed its school doors so that the teachers and children could ride the first train to their neighboring community.
The blaze orange and camo contingent have been out in numbers across town. I find myself rubbernecking at every pickup to see who’s bringing in game. I find myself looking longingly at my bow, recalling hunts of years gone by and deciding which friends might be sweet-talked out of a little venison (thanks, Allan). It’s hunting season in Northwest Colorado!
With coaching changes and rumors swirling, keep the athletes in mind this wrestling season.
Holidays are about celebrating friends and family but let’s face it, they are also about eating. For diabetics, the focus on large portions and lots of sweet goodies can be challenging. Here are some tips to maintaining a healthy diet — and glucose control — during the holidays.
One of the most difficult things for me is waiting — waiting for something to happen, waiting to recover from grief or illness or waiting for someone to follow through. Waiting tests our resolve, tempers our excitement and clearly delineates our weaknesses.
Once again, I will devote a November column to small personal pleasures most folks ignore when counting their blessings. For example, on Thanksgiving, how many of you will be giving thanks for size eleven shoes?