Wind brings memories of kite flying |

Wind brings memories of kite flying

Mary Jo Brown

One thing about the weather right now, we don’t lack for wind. Sometimes it comes all at once, blowing strong and leaving just as fast as it came. It seems you can tell when it is spring or fall because the wind blows more.

This made me think of times gone past when my oldest brother and I would watch some of the neighborhood children running as they tried to get a kite off the ground. Eventually, if a tree or telephone wire didn’t get in the way, up went the kite fluttering like a bird learning to fly. My brother would occasionally find pieces of kite hung up on a branch and if the wood was still good enough we would take it home. Repairs of the kite meant taking the newspaper and shaping it to fit the wood. We were the only ones around who had Mutt and Jeff, Blondie and other characters on a kite up in the air. Haven’t seen any kites flying for a long time, and I sure hope there are still children who experience the thrill of finally getting a kite airborne and watching it fly. Spring is more of a kite flying time but anytime is good if the wind is right.

Speaking of flying I hope you all got out and enjoyed the hot air balloons last weekend. It is always a good time to get out and enjoy the bright colors, beautiful designs and the wonder of seeing the balloons in the sky.

It’s not too late to take part in the Moffat County Fair, so go out and see what is going on. There is a dog show on Tuesday and open class entries will be Tuesday also.

Just a heads — up there will be a section of Yampa Avenue from the corner of Victory Way north to Sixth Street blocked off for repairs. This will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day on Aug. 19 and 20. Slow down on the detour and watch for kids and pedestrians as those streets will be a lot busier than usual.

Happy Birthday wishes to Dee Phillips, Gladys Mansfield, Sandy Robinson and Leon Walker.

Get Well wishes to Phyllis Bingham, Airough VanGrandt, Louie Herrera and all those under the weather or recovering from an illness or surgery.

News of events, family happenings, birthdays, special happenings etc. are always welcome. Just give me a call at 970-824-2139 and let me know. See you around.

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