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|Carol Alford (carolrosemichie)|
|A life-long resident of Larimer county I grew up on the family farm which was first owned by my great grandfather. Following graduation at Fort Collins High School I attended Colorado State University. Over the years I earned a B.S. in nutrition, a teaching certificate, and an M.S. in child development and family studies. Timnath Junior High and Fort Collins High were my teaching homes for a total of 30 years. Though I retired in 1995, I continue to teach in Poudre School District as a substitute when I am in town.
Prior to retirement, I wrote in many forms: designing curriculum for the school district and the state of Colorado, editing a child development text, creating poems and songs for family members and friends. In the last 19 years I’ve squeezed writing between family activities, church involvement, oil painting, quilting, designing and sewing garments, and traveling to Europe and Mexico. Each winter my husband and I drive our motor home to Mexico and live there for four months. I volunteer in the small community and do much of my writing in our campground beside the ocean.
I completed two novels of fiction—the second of which is in final edits---and numerous other pieces. Seven of my writings are stories about older citizen’s lives. I am writing about Number 16 School District where I and three generations of my family attended Pleasant View School. The history piece traces the time when Native Americans lived on the land and trappers traveled across the area, the development of irrigation systems and the building of the railroad. Country Roads is the title I designated for my memoirs. This work is an ongoing project which most probably will terminate at my last breath.
Family is always a priority. My husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers and in-laws bring joy and fellowship to my life.
|Creating, whether a chicken curry salad, a queen sized quilt, a project for a great grandchild or characters in a novel, propels me forth to each new day.|