My family came to what is now Boulder, Colorado, arriving when Boulder was three months old. My Great-great-grandfather was Carson W. Arbuthnot and with him, he brought his four sons and a son-in-law. Since a little child I have loved the history of this beautiful mountain area, the legacy's of the Natives who were here when my family arrived, and the way our community has grown to what it is today. My blog is dedicated to seeking evidence of all that happened. The good, the bad and the ugly, I will share the evidence of what I find.

I also share Boulder County and Colorado History through entertaining storytelling. Dressed as one of my early Boulder County ancestors, I will make you laugh, smile and sometimes cry as I share the stories of the people who came before us and who established these communities that we enjoy today. Please visit my storytelling and events pages for information on performances.

Welcome to my blog, I hope you enjoy your time here.

Donlyn Arbuthnot

Friday, March 29, 2019

March 29 1942 Diary

Sunday, 88th Day - 277 Days to Follow

Written by Margie Arbuthnot

Real nice day.  We went to Marjorie's for dinner.  In the P.M. we went to the S & C Greenhouse and enjoyed a ride through Boulder.  I called on Aunt Kate then Marjorie brote me home.  Una was not feeling very good today.  We had a very good dinner and a very good day.
Don and family here for a little while this evening.
Wrote to Dorothy and Robert tonight.

There have been three generations of Arbuthnot's who have shopped at the Sturtz and Copeland Greenhouse in Boulder.  This is the business that Grandma is referring to in her diary today.  It was founded in 1928 and has been serving the community with the most wonderful flower arrangements, plants and landscaping products.  

When I was in High School, the greenhouses were located next to Boulder High School.  We would wonder through the pallets of flowers when ever we needed to destress, it always smelled wonderful!  The business is still open today, but has moved across town.  Click here to visit the Sturtz and Copeland Greenhouses.

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