Adieu, dear Aspen
Dear Editor:George and I are settled in our new apartment at the Meridian, an independent-living senior retirement community in Boulder. We like it very much – beautiful building and grounds, lovely staff, interesting residents, good food and lots to do.The [Pitkin County] Senior Center gave us a memorable send-off and it was great to be able to say goodbye to so many dear friends. And now we say farewell to all.We do miss Aspen – especially son Gary, wife Cecilia and our grandson Connor; daughter Marilyn, her boyfriend David Batterson and super-dog Jackson; and all our many friends and acquaintances who made our 44 years as Aspen homeowners and 20 years of retirement there so special.We miss the senior center, Aspen Recreation Center and Aspen Club, St. Mary Church, Internal Medicine and Orthopedic Associates (especially Drs. Mink and St. John), Elks Club, Glenwood pool, Aspen Times, Wheeler Opera House, music festival, hiking trails and ski runs and a host of other familiar places, but most of all our much loved home. It will be hard to see it go away.But life takes its turns, and we do also love Boulder – where we have son Patrick, daughter Nancy Warren and families nearby, many relatives, and friends from our career days – and Denver where I grew up and George and I had our first home.So we say adieu to dear Aspen and thanks, thanks, thanks for all you gave us. We treasure every memory and will look forward to seeing you from time to time and hopefully hearing from many of you often.Our new address is 801 Gillaspie Dr. No. 138; Boulder CO; 80305; phone 720-304-2945.Mary GleasonBoulder
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