I loved the comment by the young lady in the CCHS Senior
Spotlight last week: “Calhoun
makes you feel like you’re free.”
This has been foremost in my mind all week. I was aware
that interesting adventures can happen here that would not take place in
a larger city.
I had Levi as my companion last Thursday afternoon. It
was such a beautiful, balmy day, so the decision was made to spend time
in Grantsville. Levi had a new laser sword, so we decided to go after
any monsters in our fair village.
Our first stop was the Chronicle office, where he
tackled the really scary monster in the window, then went back in the
“cave” to make sure the building was clear. Next stop was Loren Howley’s
office to visit friend, Kenny. Shelia became a treasured friend when she
took the little hunter upstairs to clear her office of the undesirable
Next stop was Minnich Florist. Joe didn’t have any
monsters, but they did have a big discussion about baseball. Joe said he
hopes to still be umpiring the game when Levi is old enough to play. Joe
gave him a baseball to keep him focused. Next was J&B Drug Store. The
monster hunter enjoyed a cool drink at the counter where his dad, uncles
and aunts spent time in the “dark ages.” Ron, the pharmacist, provided
“Super Hero” band aids to be used after an unexpected battle.
Classic Creations Florist owner Charlie Whipkey told
Levi of a monster under his table. He and Charlie were down on the floor
trying to scare it out. Charlie’s cat stuck its head out, looked at the
little hunter, and made an about turn back to its resting place.
We ended our hunt at Aging With Grace, where we visited
Brook Rogers and Ruth Lancaster. The residents were interested in
hearing of the brave adventures of the hero who was clearing the town of
anything scary. We had other interesting places on our list, but it was
time to meet sister Sally’s bus.
Grantsville, for giving a small boy and his
grandma the freedom of having fun adventures on a sunny afternoon!