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Age: 77

Lives in: Castle Valley Ranch (originally from Carrier, Miss.)

Occupation: retired homemaker



What are you known for? “Gardening. And keeping house.”

What’s the best dish you make? “My favorite dish is beans and cornbread. My mother used to make it, and now our daughter is living with us and she cooks it.”



What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened to you recently? “I guess we (she and her husband of 53 years, William) enjoyed driving to different places in the area. I have a favorite place. It’s Maroon Bells. I think it’s the most beautiful place. It’s so pretty.”

Age: 84

Lives in: Castle Valley Ranch (originally from West Hollywood, Calif.)

Occupation: retired Ford toolmaker

What are you known for? “Reading. I’ve got 700-1,000 books at home. But that’s over 50 years.”

Are there any great dishes you make? “No way.”

What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened to you recently? “Nothing much. I’m just enjoying life. I’m just retired. I’m ready after working at Ford. We got one day off a week ” for 20 years.”

Age: 34

Lives in: Glenwood Springs (originally from the island of Hawaii)

Occupation: co-leader at Arby’s in Glenwood

What are you known for? “Everybody knows me for being the young-looking old guy and my personality and just having fun.”

What’s the best dish you make? “It is with, of course, white rice, and it has steak and bell peppers and onions in it. My girlfriend (Amanda) loves it.”

What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened to you recently? “Two things: Got to visit my son (Keola) out in Vegas and moved in with my girlfriend. That’s really awesome. It’s a great feeling.”

Age: 25

Lives in: Basalt (originally from Eaton)

Occupation: works for Aspen Sports

What are you known for? (Her boyfriend, Jeremy, answered this one) “Her beautiful laugh.”

What’s the best dish you make? “My chili. It’s homemade, and it’s semi-healthy. It’s good to have in the winter because it’s warm.”

What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened to you recently? “Going to Montana and rafting down the Yellowstone River.”

compiled by Stina Sieg


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