Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with: Kay Stevens who wished safe thoughts for her kids, grand kids and great grand daughter on “Ride the Rockies”. Dianne Ewing had cataract surgery, on both eyes, and can now drive without glasses for the first time in her life. The family and friends of Fern Levin, who died July 7th. Her service will be later in Chicago.
Congratulations, Good Luck, Blessings, and Thanks to: Bridget Hanna graduated on May 29th with a PhD in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. Hello from Ralph Hollingsworth who is now living in Eugene, OR where he and his wife moved about two months ago, He officially joined UUCE in Eugene. Their church has moved into a new, larger space and the plans for the future are pretty interesting. More bittersweet news. Paula Baase (Gardner) has decided to leave UUCB and relocate to Salt Lake City, UT. She joined our church in 1985 after becoming a UU in Miami FL. Paula has flourished while serving on our Caring Committee, RE, LDC, and choir. She attributes personal growth to intellectual challenges and our active social scene. We wish her well as she departs this Beloved Community to contribute her skills of UU leadership, artistic talents and teaching at First Unitarian Church in SLC. Your Immigration Ministry is pleased to report that nearly ninety pounds of clothing, shoes, and personal hygiene items were shipped to Borderlinks in Tucson, AZ in June! This is due to the overwhelming, and generous response of the entire UUCB community! These materials will be distributed appropriately, on both sides of the border — in Nogales (AZ and Sonora). Fred, and our three vising grandchildren, Abbey, Alac & Sariah Cole did the sorting and packing. To Becky Martin, Colorado Vacation Directory of Cabins Camping who donated the shipping. Daphne Lewin’s family came from near & far to help her celebrate her 90th birthday. Karen Morgan missed two weeks being at church because she held a BIG family reunion here in Boulder for her mother’s 93rd birthday. Three guests were from Finland, as well as Wisconsin, Florida, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. A good time was had by all. Our David Hughes, Boulder County Attorney, stood on the Side of Love with Hillary Hall, County Clerk & Recorder as she began issuing Marriage Licenses to same sex couples on June 25. Colorado Attorney General, John Suthers took them to court, but a Boulder judge ruled in David & Hillary’s favor! Ali Burgess who said “I just had the best week of my life at QUUEST Camp” upon her return last month.
Random Thoughts: As you are reading this Fred and I will be back from Providence RI and the UUA General Assembly. I was in the Volunteer Office seeing our many UU friends from around the country. Fred was assisting the GA Planning Committee as a Volunteer. On Friday afternoon we had a long, delightful conversation with Ken Ogren in his hotel suite. Ken is a sharp as ever, and at 95 years old, was attending his first GA. He also served as a Delegate. After GA was over, we rented a car and headed to Maine where we saw former pillars of UUCB, Hayden & Jonathan Williamson, in Camden, ME. Besides us,Tessa Davis visited last month and Dianne Ewing will see them later in August.
Working in the Volunteer Office at GA I get to interact with so many friends, both old and new. Rev. Barnaby Feder, son of former member Michal Feder, came in for information, and I asked about his mother. She now lives in an assisted living facility in Vermont where he is a minister. She fell and broke her hip, and when the EMT’s appeared she said, “Just throw me on the trash heap”; to which they replied, “Sorry, but we recycle everything in this state!” I can just hear her saying that.
Everyone have a safe and enjoyable rest of summer!
With Love & Care, Barb