As a mother of four, a grandmother of eight, a great-grandmother of 11 and an elementary school teacher for 35 years, I would like to compliment the parents for raising such well-mannered and thoroughly delightful children who came to our door on Halloween. I handed out well over 100 treats and without exception the children were polite and fun to talk to.
I especially remember the little boy who asked, "May I please have a bottle of water instead of a treat?" Needless to say, he got both.
When I was in the checkout line at Walmart early this week, the woman in front of me was commenting on the politeness of the trick-or-treaters.
We certainly can be proud of our children and the parents who raised them.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.