Five minutes with… A florist at Valentine’s Day |

Five minutes with… A florist at Valentine’s Day

Timekeeper: Heidi Rice
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Name: Kathie Currie

Age: 51

Place of birth: Odessa, Texas

Occupation: Owner, The Country Florist in Silt

How long have you been in business and how did you get into it? We’ve been here for 12 years and I got into being a florist after my children grew up and left home. I’d always had a hankering for design and took classes and I thought “I can do this.”

What is your busiest time of year? Valentine’s Day

What is your most popular flower order on Valentine’s Day? Red roses.

When did you move to Garfield County and why? 30 years ago. My family moved to Carbondale.

First thing you’d buy after winning the lottery? A new home.

Best vacation you’ve ever taken? Lake Powell.

What do you do in your spare time? If I’m just sitting around and dawdling, I like to cross-stitch.

Greatest accomplishment? Raising two wonderful daughters.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? From my mom ” if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? An architect.

If you only had three TV channels, what would you watch? Fox News, Do It Yourself (DYI) and “Dr. Phil.”

If you could have any three people over for dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? My dad, Clarence Gress; my father-in-law, J.D. Currie; and my friend, Marcia Smith. I’d serve elk steak and we’d talk about what they thought about the world today.

Any tattoos? No. I had a hard enough time getting my ears pierced.

What the greatest invention of all time? The self-cleaning oven.


Movies: “Steel Magnolias”

Breakfast cereal: Yogurt and Grape-Nuts

Actor/Actresses: Robin Williams

Song: “Long Black Train” by John Turner

Food: Halibut

Place in Garfield County: The pond in my backyard

Sport to watch: Football

Athlete: John Elway

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