Hahn's Peak news for Sept. 10

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Oh, shucks! Mo and my customers have been enjoying 25 or 30 humming birds at the feeders all summer. Then, after a cold night last week, most of them left and went south to cross the Gulf of Mexico. Now we have two or three.

Wow! It was almost as lively here in Hahn's Peak Village as it was back around 1900, right here on Main Street. Saturday was our first Historical Society Rummage Sale. There were seven tables - and one little tent for the hot dog stand - lined in front of the fence at the schoolhouse. At the end of the day, President Marge announced that $950 from the sale had been donated to the Historical Society.

Later that evening, the society had its annual meeting to elect officers. Marge Eardsley was re-elected president; Dean Moss and Tim Wright co vice-presidents; Katie Bessie and Dedi Knox, secretaries and Leslie Wright, treasurer. Much business was about projects for the future, such as renovating the kitchen on the schoolhouse and maybe adding a bathroom. Also, board members were elected - Chuck Stevens, Becky Hicks and Charles Root.

Then the big event of the year was the homeowner's picnic on Middle Main. The cooks furnished the meat, bought at the Routt County 4-H Club sale. Scott Cook, Clarence and Judy Fivecoats and Ken Richards helped put things together, and Dick Wetterberg cooked the meat on his big grill; the rest was potluck.

There were quite a few visitors and former residents here for the picnic and the weekend. Clarence and Judy Fivecoats, who used to have a cabin on Main Street, come every year from Cedaredge for the picnic. Bill Hill, who has the golf course on the other side of the lake, was at the picnic. Then there was Hal and Di Hoffman and Tom and Ingrid Hammond from Craig. Sure fun to visit with these people and a lot of others.

Saw Katie Bessey from the Hahn's Peak Cafe. She was getting ready to go to Chicago to visit family. While there she will be given a baby shower.

Got word the other day that Bill Head of Ponca City, Okla., died of a stroke just recently. Bill and Helen were one of our summer couples who owned the old original Larson House just beyond the schoolhouse.

Yes, we celebrated the purchase time of buying Wiggins Diggins, the old county treasurer's cabin that we bought 55 years ago, this last Labor Day weekend. It partially burned in 1910 but was rebuilt by the county treasurer. We paid a big $106 for that old log cabin in 1951.

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