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It is a day to remember that first tender or sizzling kiss, a proposal, or the many years of caring, understanding, forgiving and compassion, as well as passion.

In some cases, Valentine’s Day is nothing more than any other day, filled with the things one does when marriage has been a 50-year affair. Dot furniture When life together is what it is. Francesca battistelli songs list You greet the day together and say goodnight to each other; and in between, you enjoy and relax in each other’s company, you get things done and move forward, building on yesterday and anticipating tomorrow.

Barbara and Roland Siebold agree that their marriage has been built on common interests and the step by step dealing with what life throws at them. Pitch definition Their eyes smile at each other, as if they are sharing secrets only they will ever know.

“But you have made a wonderful home,” he tells her, looking around the room that is filled with books and pictures, knitting projects, mementos of a life well-lived.

Barbara Siebold spent her youth in Newport, Rhode Island where she was inspired in junior high school by a gift of a beading loom which became her muse as an artist. Softball rules and regulations Seeking a mentor, she wrote to an Indian beader in La Junta and they corresponded, discussing Indian beading techniques.

She graduated from high school in 1963 and was contacted by by Buck Burshears, the founder of the Koshare Indian Dancers which led to Barbara’s enrolling in Trinidad Junior College in Colorado, studying anthropology and art, devouring 22 credits a semester.

Roland had been a photographer during high school and said he used a journalism scholarship and selling his pictures to pay for his college education at Trinidad which he entered in 1963. How to pitch a reality show He studied mechanics and English and wrote poetry.

“I was a week late coming to school as a freshman,” says Barbara, “and when I walked into the central facility I saw him. Chicago cubs spring training 2016 He was wearing fatigues, had a hat on his head and a piston in his hand and was whistling. High pitched voice He didn’t notice me. Board on board fence I thought he looked interesting. Softball chants We were both in the same English class.”

They were also in Chess Club together, but Barbara says Roland didn’t notice her until a year later when she was decorating the gym for a dance. Frances bavier images Roland was usually behind the lens of a camera and more concerned about what he took pictures of than the world around him.

That day, however, while Roland was documenting the decorating of the gym, Barbara was at the top of a ladder, which was wobbly, when someone walked by and shook the ladder, knocking her off. Landscaping with rocks She landed on Roland and he finally noticed her.

After college, Barbara went back to Rhode Island where she typed orders for boats at the Pearson Yacht Company. Pro landscape supply When Pearson downsized, she worked in an upscale ladies’ store as assistant manager.

The couple had exchanged letters during this period. Frances bean cobain Roland graduated with an Associate Degree in Auto Mechanics and returned to Denver and took a job as a line mechanic in an independent repair shop. Baseball field vector Five months later, Dec. Football games on now 26, 1965, he was drafted into the army.

Although in the Army, Roland was trained in the Air force, making liquid oxygen and nitrogen. Spring training arizona schedule He went on to produce acetylene gas for the Army. Softball tryouts near me He left Baltimore for Vietnam in a 26-year old C-2 tramp steamer, the US African Glade, where he was listed as chief of maintenance on the oxygen plants, repairing them when they broke down at sea.

It was Roland’s job to transport the equipment to the eastern foot of Pleiku Pass, where for the next 13 months, he took both friendly fire and enemy fire. Facebook search people On a trip to Da Nang, the plane he was on blew an engine and crashed into a mine field at the end of the runway, but no one was hurt.

After 13 months he hitch-hiked on a plane to Cam Ranh Bay and caught a commercial airliner to the states. Softball cheers He changed into dress greens in a hanger in Fort Louis, Washington and was mustered out of the service on Sept. Landscape pictures 30, 1967, when he flew to Newport.

“There was no great flaming romance,” says Roland, “We were comfortable with each other. Dripping springs texas hotels We had an understanding of each other and were willing to share. Little league pitch count chart It made sense. Drip from my walk lyrics It felt right.”

They took a train back to Denver, which they agreed was a fun trip. Dripping springs high school football Only the wealthy people took planes then. Home design ideas pictures They moved into a one-car garage in Adams County and Roland worked as a parts manager for a Toyota dealer in Boulder. Baseball online free It was then that they discovered Barbara had extreme allergies to the brown cloud in Denver at the time. Basketball games The couple had spent many weekends rock hunting in the mountains and realized that her allergies disappeared at altitude.

Since then, Roland has served on the town council in every position except mayor. Fantasy basketball draft simulator When he was the police commissioner in the late 70’s, he had a town marshal and a deputy under him and in the first week on the job, his deputy was shot in the parking lot of the convenience store. How to lay block paving path The officer had responded to a call that someone drove off after filling their tank with gas. Free landscape design software The suspect was drunk and on drugs and brought out a gun. Orchard fencing He fired point blank at the officer and the bullet went through the man’s neck. Facebook stock quote A couple of street people jumped the suspect. Softball quotes Former Dominican Father and Nederland Town Marshall Jim Hughes showed up and firefighters controlled the bleeding of the fallen officer. Micro drip There were no EMT’s at the time. Usa olympic basketball team 2016 roster The suspect, it turns out, had shot his finger off. Football season start date Roland turned the crime scene over to the sheriff’s department.

It was then he noticed the angry mob walking up the street, carrying a noose, to avenge their deputy. Watch nba finals online free no download “I hollered to the sheriff and he shook his head and said, ‘Only in Nederland,’ and took charge of the prisoner. Dot pitch Ultimately, the deputy lost his hearing and had to resign.

Roland says he was appointed police commissioner because he was the only short-haired member of the council at the time and the only one BC deputies would deal with.

“It was a Peyton Place back then,” says Roland. Urban landscape “There was not much TV and people went to the town council meetings for entertainment, something to do. Watch mlb online free streaming Jim Miller was the mayor at the time and there was a war going on with the hippies camping on the outskirts of town.”

Roland recounts the Nederland rule that would allow only local people to help with a gurney on medical calls because there were four incidents in which medics from down below did face plants because of the altitude. Garden state parkway map “Only locals allowed on the stretcher.”

Roland was also the Lions’ Club president, co-founder of the Chamber of Commerce with Laura Coombs who had Grandma’s Popcorn Wagon parked across the street from the town hall.

It was at the height of the rodeo events and Roland helped build the rodeo chutes and stands, which were located at Chipeta Park. Fantasy football rankings printable He says even professional bull rider Larry Mahan came to ride between pro events in the area.

“But we had built the rodeo for locals and we didn’t really want the professionals to come in,” says Roland. Baseball fielding drills After a while the town lost interest in rodeo and began to work on building a park.

Stories, maybe rumors, abounded about the actions of locals during the hippie invasion: dynamite found in the exhaust pipe of a hippie bus outside of a bar; a pickup truck filled with men carrying loaded shotguns and shooting up the campsite outside of town, a body found frozen in a shallow grave.

Their children Amber and Dirk grew up spending summers with their parents who engaged in historical re-enactments, camping, in costume, cooking food over a fire, living in a tent and going about their lives as if it were 100 years ago. Jennie finch pitching Both kids attended Nederland schools and have ventured off into the world. Spring training schedule 2016 arizona The Siebolds have two grandchildren.

Roland became the public works director in charge of running the water and sewer plants and grading the streets at a time when the underground pipes were still made of wood.

Later in the the 90’s, he worked as an armed security guard for the US Department of Commerce and today he holds a commercial driver’s license with Homeland Security clearance to transport hazmat chemicals to government labs in the Boulder area.

On Midnight of June 30, 2016, Roland says the government made him redundant and he took the buyout, spending most of his time now working on cars, especially his collection of old Jeeps.

Over the years, Barbara drove a post office route in the Nederland area and worked at the Boulder Army Store. Best fantasy football advice She knits constantly, creating hats and scarfs for the senior fund-raising events and often just giving them to people who look like they would like or need a handmade hat of many colors.

What they do, they do together. Spring training 2016 cubs Last Tuesday, Feb. Funny fantasy football league names 2015 7, the couple celebrated their 50th anniversary. Baseball pictures They attribute their marital longevity to the fact that Roland is a slow learner and to the way they deal with things as they come.

Barbara says she was and still is attracted to Roland because, “He is the most interesting man I know. Basketball courts near me He is too intelligent for his own good and is a perpetual punster. Types of pitches Both of us have a wide variety of interests that we share. How to throw a softball harder Also, he is very easy going, weathers it all and messes with people’s minds. Best baseball players 2016 I really like him, most of the time.”

“She is the ultimate homemaker,” says Roland. Basketball wives la season 5 episode 1 “She cooks and bakes and sews and will live in a tipi with me while making accurate historical clothes and food. Online landscape design Occasionally, however, when I come out with one of my puns, she will raise an eyebrow at me.”

“Often as Barbara and I take a drive on our Russian motorcycle with its sidecar, our son Dirk shakes his head and says, ‘When are you guys going to tell me I’m adopted?”