Just another Christmas Eve

Poem by Martha Quillen

Holiday – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the towns

Parents had adopted grim holiday frowns

For their half-finished projects did in no way resemble

The various items they were trying to assemble.

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A touch of the green on St. Practice Day

Article by Lynda La Rocca

Leadville Holiday – September 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine

During September in Leadville, the changing aspen leaves aren’t all that qualifies as “local color.” Another top contender is the green of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Practice Parade.

Actually, it makes perfect sense for Leadville to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in September because, come March when everyone else is wearin’ the green, we’re likely to be wearin’ the white of a major snowfall.

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