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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

April 3, 1942 Diary

Friday, 93rd Day - 272 Days to Follow

Written by Margie Arbuthnot, Niwot, CO

A very nice day.
Dad harrowed the garden.
Dad and Don to Longmont to sign a birth certificate for Mrs. Deetor.
Carol Jane and Darold here this P.M. while Florence went to Boulder.
A heifer calf arrived today.  
I had a card from Dorothy today.  Robert is not very well.
And Leslie's folks are not well.

the farmers in this area did their part

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April 2, 1942

Thursday, 92nd Days - 273 Days to Follow

Written by Margie Arbuthnot, Niwot, CO

A south wind today and not very warm.
Aunt Ione and I spent over an hour curling her hair.
We went to club this afternoon at Mrs. Bakers.
Had a very nice meeting.
Dad went to Niwot this P.M.
Chanaldene Burke reported quite sick.
Fire truck out to Mr. Swerengin's this P.M.

The Batchelder's Neighbor's Club meeting as reported by Helen Anderson.
Hostess:  Elsie Baker
Roll call:  My favorite recipe 
Discussion:  Sunday night supper

Oh how I wish I could know what the ladies said that their favorite recipe was as their names were called.

Monday, April 1, 2019

April 1, 1942 Diary

Wednesday, 91st Day - 274 Days to Follow

Written by Margie Arbuthnot, Niwot, CO

It has been cloudy most of today.
Dad plowed some garden this P.M.
Aunt Ione and I did some painting this A.M.
And sewed rags for a rug this P.M.

Grandma's rug making book.

A page from the inside of Grandma's book.
Another old rug making book.

The tools of rug making.