Old-timer George Decker weaves real cowboy tale in memoirs

August 1, 2017 0

Born on a ranch in the Colorado Rockies, George Decker never knew his mother. She died of uremic poisoning two days after his birth. As was custom in those early times, relatives stepped in to care for the infant. Baby George was sent to live with his maternal aunt and [ . . . ]

All roses, no thorns: One woman’s ministry of cheer

August 1, 2017 0

Visits with Trish Alden often have a familiar beginning. When she hands people a rose bouquet, they plunge their faces into the palette of colors and fragrances. They inhale and emerge with a satisfied, “Ahhhhhh.” There’s a reason that Alden, 80, is often called “The Rose Lady.” Each year, she [ . . . ]

Laughing Matters

July 31, 2017 0

Working dogs Submitted by Ron Wagers What do you call a dog that works in a lawyer’s office? A para-beagle. My mistake Submitted by Helen Curtis The light turned yellow, just in front of a driver. He did the right thing and stopped at the crosswalk, even though he could [ . . . ]