Growing up in a small town on the Colorado
wasn't much to do but the kids didn't complain.
There was only one theater and a free swimming
hot summer days we were able to stay cool.
only skating rink ten miles away,
load up the car and be on our way.
didn't have a McDonald's or even a Burger King
grew up without burgers, fries or rings.
Deprived? Not at all! That wasn't the case.
neighborhood kids grouped at our home base.
on the porch counting cars driving by
hide-n-go-seek and other games to rely.
snow drifts were deep, we were glad to comply
snow holiday when buses couldn't get by.
angels in the snow and many snowmen.
snow forts and then try to defend.
explored deeply snowed country like lone pioneers,
ropes to our waist and set off with a cheer.
dog, Teddy was always the lead
to the country we would then proceed.
Friendships that developed will last a
when home and send cards Christmas time.
didn't have pressures. We were young and carefree
up without drugs, alcohol or today's