|No kidding right? Summer arrives in June, and then a day later, it’s fall. What’s up with that? I like fall in Colorado so much, it never really bothers me, but during those cold dark days of December of January, it’s another story.
What did we do this summer? It seems like every second was filled this summer. Nothing else slows the whole world down more than rocking with a grandchild on one’s lap. I we did a lot of this. I heard, “One’s children are the rainbow of life, but one’s grandchildren are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow”. I joined an investment club. Having been in a couple of other clubs. It’s fun getting out once a month and discussing the benefits of owning shares of great companies. For me, it’s very exciting.
Dee and Caroline, with Andrew this year, rode the Triple-by-Pass for the 6th straight year. I’m always amazed at the feat of riding a bike 120 miles in a day. We celebrated Cordelia’s 1st Birthday. Cordie, one of the “identical cousins” celebrated #1. This takes on great meaning when you read the rest of this. Colette’s is coming up very shortly. Will and I attended the Land Rover National Rally. This is always fun. We ran great trails in the San Juan Range with great friends and new friends. Funny how Britsh built slabs of Aloy and Grit bring people together from all corners of the earth to enjoy a hobby. Dee and I attended the Joe Bonamassa concert at Red Rocks. Every year, we have a tradition of hitting Red Rocks. I took Dee to see Joe. A consumate blues guitarist with a little bit of an Eric Clapton sound. It looked sold out to me. She’s choosing the artist for 2020! The entire Cryer side of Dee’s family visited Cape Cod for Aunt Madeline’s 100th birthday. Madeline had some words of wisdom for me. She told me the hardest part of living such a long life, “I’ve outlived all my friends”. She loves the little ones, she loves to smile, she loves her faith and family. A remarkable woman, and we are all very proud for this opportunity. 100 Years!!! I started the DEA’s Citizens Academy this month. I’ve attended several citizens academies as some of you know. I’m really enjoying it, and will give you a full review when finished.
Last week our Kentwood DTC office had its Vail Retreat. Like so many years in the past, taking time to meet the new people and catch up with the long termers is always fun. Dee was able to get one more ride up Vail pass (both ways), so maybe two more rides up Vail Pass. I went on a wonderful hike. The aspen trees are starting their thing.
Summer might be over, but we are still enjoying life! As I prepare for my audition as Santa Claus, I take lots of grief from the youngsters in the office. In then end, I believe, Cordie and Letie will thank me for my efforts. Dee tells me, it’s gone my 01/01/2020!!!