Tuesday, August 16…Di & DJ visit us.

My cousin, Diane Gimber, and her husband, DJ,  (married since just after 9/11/01) came up from Centennial, CO for a visit here in Boulder.  She has the genealogy itch for the Shertz family history (my Mom and hers were sisters).

Thanks, Michael, for the portrait.

We talked and talked, but precious little about long ago family stories.  More about Christy’s move to Brittany,  our recent Chautauqua experience, the college careers of all six of us (Staffords & Roachs), and some about dangerous chemicals in our food and water.

Turns out, Diane was the only one who made it through college in 4 years….then she lived in a commune in Philadelphia for a couple of years.  So, we were all a bit retarded (shall we say)…don’t tell Drew.

We sat out on the back deck…it’s the seedy side of the house and the neighbor was discarding major iron work as he is re-habbing the next door place.   It’s a great house, but has some drawbacks…the rear is definitely a “D” compared with the A+ front style.

The owner lives here and removes himself when he rents the house out.  He must work on the pickup truck when he’s home.

We walked with the Staffords into downtown Boulder (about a 2 mile round-trip) and strolled the Pearl Street Mall…many sights and some good sounds, too.

The sidewalk was spurting a bit.

We had a great dinner after Mr. Brock’s all-day preparation.  Burgers on the grille (with the new parts we purchased earlier today).

Mike Roach showed up with some of his newest paraphernalia.

When he left this morning, the neighbors thought we had hired a rock star.

Edward Morey, a professor at Boulder came (he’s a friend of the Staffords), so he could form a “safety net” as an Insider on Campus for Drew.

Here’s the gang from this morning.




Lifelong Philadelphia area Realtor. Now a 13-year citizen of Sanibel, Florida. Married to Nancy for 54 years. Three children (2 in Devon; 1 in Steamboat Springs, CO) and 5 grandkids (1 in college/1 working). We are helping with charities involving poverty, kids and education. Helping to lead Captiva's Chapel by the Sea.

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