Good morning to you! We came home wearing shorts and sandals and tiptoed through 4 inches of snow, which is the usual, so all seems well on the home front in Rico. When people like us are retired, we should find a warm spot somewhere beyond Rico and we are grateful that we can do that.
Good news travels fast. Not only did we receive a few inches earlier this week, but Cortez also received a bit, according to Glen Baer. We have not had time to add up the 2010-2011 total of snow received this winter. We may be short and, again, maybe not. The town streets are fairly dry, but there are areas where snow is stored all winter. There are some huge mounds here and there, and they are melting, of course.
Question: Have you ever taken the time to watch a robin when he is looking for his dinner out in the yard? He stands motionless where he has spotted some activity. We are talking about a nice, juicy night crawler, not some little tiny garden variety specimen the biggies that we sometimes used to catch a nice-sized trout with. The instant that the worm appears, the robin makes contact. He tugs and tugs, bracing his legs, and then you see him with his head back at the starting point because he has tired himself out. Up again and down again ... up again and down again, until he captures or loses his snack. Daughter Kim mentioned earlier in the Report that she had spotted a robin in the yard. Our next anticipation will be the arrival of hummingbirds around the first of May May Day, maybe.
Spring breaks are over, and everyone is back doing normal things like school and doing whatever you are doing to support the family, etc. Nita and Paul Welch and children Tyra Jane and Riley spent their break time around the Bluff, Utah, area camping, ATV-ing, hiking, touring the Monument Valley area and fishing. Riley caught a nice little fish in the pond at the RV park where they camped. Sounds like time well spent and good times; many other families are not fortunate enough to be able to take a vacation like the Welch family, and our family, and others. It depends on lots of things, like where one lives the close proximity to the forest and the outdoors, etc.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Donnie Majors, a true friend to all. Our sincere condolences to his lovely wife, Carol, and their children and families.
Marlene Hazen has lived in Rico for two decades. An active member of the community, she participates in organizations such as the Rico Womens Club and Rico Historical Society.