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More to be thankful for

Dear Editor:This letter is for fun and from the bottom of my heart. Thank you to everyone who is working to keep Aspen and Snowmass the wonderful places they are known for. I can’t wait until all the construction is done because then we (the community and the resort) will really be cranking. Until then …”Gobble! Gobble!” said the turkey as he strapped on his footwear for a day on the mountain. It’s Thanksgiving season. “This year more than others”, he gobbles, “it seems like there is a lot to be thankful for!””Gobble! Gobble!” said the turkey’s friend who whined, “What else can we do besides ski, watch the Broncos or eat turkey?”The main gobbler gobbled, and said, “Follow me … Snowmass just opened a fitness center with two brand new warm and cool outside swimming pools and a hot tub. And, if it is brrr cold outside, we can waddle over to the Aspen Recreation Center’s two WARM and cool pools and hot tub with a lazy river and a diving board.””Now that’s something to be thankful for,” gobbled the two turkeys. “We can choose to swim inside at Aspen or outside in Snowmass! Both pools are perfect pools for families.”This Thanksgiving, the two turkey’s strutted, gobbled and waddled merrily along giving thanks for the (Skiing Co.) skiing, the Broncos, and the tax payers and voters, who made possible the swimming pools and hot tubs in Snowmass outside pools and Aspen’s inside pools.”Both sets of pools are open throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. “And, if my feathers do not get too soaked,” quipped the young turkey, “next year, I hope to be riding a new four-mountain aerial transportation system between the four mountains.””The philosophy governing the Aspen/Snowmass ski mountains is “We have the Power of Four.’ Now us turkeys want to connect the power of the four mountains!” the older and wiser Turkey gobbled softly to his younger buddy. “Do you think that will happen in my life time?”The younger turkey enthusiastically handed the older turkey a pen and said, “Please sign this petition. We are trying to get a question on this May’s City of Aspen and Snowmass Village ballots. Would you support a four-mountain … ?””Gobble, gobble,” said the older turkey to the younger turkey as he grabbed the pen, “will the seats be warm and can I use my cell phone?”With many thanks to those of us still alive, and, in memory of all those who have gone before us and left us a better world, the thank yous are many!Toni KronbergAspen