Summit summertime sure has a way of getting people out and about.
Hey, Spike! has run into a variety of locals, second-home owners and visitors, some of whom stay a few days or just one day.Up from Destin, Fla., to their second home in Water Dance are Kim and Tom Wilson, the retired FedEx pilot. Both are real golfers and road bikers. Their 20-year connection to Frisco apparently has rubbed off on good friends Mike and Dee Lea, also from the Sunshine State. Mike’s a pilot for the parcel delivery service.
The Leas are staying in Woodbridge for six weeks and skirt designer Dee already has some of her French Market Skirts at Megan Self Sullivan’s unique WANTED store. Stopping by there this week, Spike! saw Main Street Frisco Trading Co. tower homeowner Jim Carney looking at boots for wife Roselee, and being assisted by cute Avery Novotny, whose grandmother is Sandy.
And while out running our popular shared recpath we caught up with Bill and Darla Morton of Brighton, down near Denver. A psychologist, 53-year-old Bill was in town for some evaluation sessions and took the opportunity to get an “at altitude” run in to prepare for the Chicago Marathon in October — this will be his 100th at the 26.2-mile distance.
In-county for a relative’s wedding was NASA space shuttle astronaut U.S. Navy Capt. (ret.) Michael J. Foreman, who flew two missions — STS-123 and STS-129 — to the International Space Station, logging almost 24 days in space. The highly decorated fighter and test pilot was here with wife Lorrie for the wedding of her sister, Darcy D. Massey, to Jack Lohmann, who recently built a home here on the family property owned since 1946. Darcy was a senior international VP for SC Johnson & Co., and later with Estee Lauder in Hong Kong. Jack retired as the associate provost at Georgia Tech.
Others we’ve seen lately include:
Phyllis Martinez, Dot Vanderbeck, Janet Carter and sister Priscilla; Kouri Wolf, Spotswood Shotten, Mountain Anglers’ Jackson Streit, Harold and Mary Wilson, Gala and Sam Eppstein, Dr. Jim and Tina Oberheide, Kim Dystra-DiLallo and son Dominick and relatives auntie/grandma Carol Brickley of Greeley, and cousin/aunt Kim Brickley of Littleton, but soon to be from Trinidad; Karen, Daniel and Loni Lampe, that humorous John Henderson, Cindy Beers and Paul Austin, Fairplay artist Randy Smith, Jane Shields, Tony DiLallo, retired Denver Post photographer Duane and Katy Howell, who have a second home in Breckenridge; and Bruce Livoni of Maui, with Pat and Larry Schmidt of Lakeview Meadows, who had been to Ridgeway for the celebration of life for Etta Guenther, wife of John.
In talking with Jackson, we learned he now has a Japanese Tenkara flyfishing line: Zen Fly, made in Loveland. It’s the rage for anglers with its simplified collapsing rod and no reel.
Spike! chatted briefly with Bill’s Ranch Temple Trail homeowners Jerry and Marilyn Lehl of Pueblo. Jerry began teaching at Central High School there two years after your scribe’s graduation in 1963.
We note with sadness the passing of architect Randy Hodges, a favorite around here for 40 years. Our thoughts are with his wife, Julie.
Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former Climax miner, graduate of Adams State College, and a local since 1982. An award-winning investigative reporter, he and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers here for 20 years. Email your social info to firstname.lastname@example.org