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, January 23, 2019

January 23, 1942 Diary

Friday, 21st Day - 342 Days to Follow

Written by Margie Arbuthnot

Not quite as warm today.  17 degrees at 7 A. M.
Dad to Niwot to have Ford fixed.
Don and Florence to Altona G[range] Hall.
Carol Jane here all nite.
Temp at 9 P.M. 32 degrees.  North wind this P.M.
Snow melted fast.
Carl Smith enlisted in U.S. Navy Air Corps,
Purvis Miles in the U.S. Army Air Corps last week.

Both Mr. Smith and Mr. Miles made it home after the war.

If you would like to look up casualties of WWII, the National Archives has a database of those who didn't make it home.

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