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Summit Up 11-4-10: Here is a column pursued by a golem

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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s tired and shagged out as we write on Wednesday following a prolonged election night squawk. We were up way past our bedtime!

As such, we’re going to turn the column over today to Trish Holcroft from Blue River Property Management, LLC, who has done something we’re pretty sure we’ve never seen before: She wrote a poem as a follow-up to what we regard as a successful Scum Alert resolution (we love it when a Scum Alert helps reverse said scum!). Take it away, Trish:

Dear Summit Daily,

I have an update on our stolen trailer, which you graciously ran a Scum Alert! on two weeks ago. We wanted to thank you for helping get the word out and thank the good Samaritan who called us when he found it, along with the many people in the community who were keeping an eye out for it. It was surprising to have something stolen here in Summit County, where my husband has lived for 20 years, and this has never happened before. I put the unfortunate tale in the form a poem, should you have enough room to run it:

A Good Samaritan called to say

“I found your stolen trailer today!”

Precariously perched over the edge of a bank

held there by an aspen’s strength

I’m sure the thieves had in mind,

upon cutting the locks, what they would find

But assuming is such a dangerous foe

for her contents contained no machine of the snow

Opening her doors what did they find?

kitchen cabinets of the gently used kind

So there they stood, fools and their booty

with nothing to show for their

miserable looting

I think they felt panic, I think they felt shame,

for choosing to play such a dishonorable game

But the Good Samaritan was rewarded in-kind

for their important and even meaningful find.

There you have it! We’re particularly fond of the interesting manner in which Trish described a snowmobile: “machine of the snow” to fit her rhyme pattern. You just don’t see that kind of craftsmanship every day! We’re still wrestling with the rhyming couplet that pairs “booty” with “looting,” but we figger if Lyle Lovett can rhyme “flyswatter” with “ice water,” then maybe anything goes.

Folks, we hope you have a thrilling Thursday and are gearing up to go ski tomorrow at Keystone or Copper, which are both opening for the season.

We out.

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