A Fond Farewell
by Ulli
Sep 13, 2012 | 7685 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

I am sorry to leave you all behind, but I am leaving October 9 with Magan in our camper to drive to California where I will live with Betsy, John and Maria McKinney in San Rafael.

It became clear to us that we don’t want to be living in this high altitude when we grow older and now we still have the energy and health to look for a place maybe in America but most likely in Germany where we can join a co-housing community. First we would like to travel some more through the States, go up to Alaska, down to Baja California and live with the McKinneys for awhile. I want to start teaching piano as soon as we find the community we dream of, but for now I am taking about two years off.

I have lived here 26 years and have had the best time of my live. Thank you all for being my friends or students. You all have a place in my heart and we will come back many times to visit. It will be hard to find anywhere else this beauty and such a caring, inspiring community as here.

I am inviting everybody who would like to come to my Blast off Party, October 7, 2-3-ish p.m. in town park under the white tent. There will be a microphone so if you would like to say or sing something you can, but please do not feel obliged to do so.

It will be a trash-free event, so please bring your own cup and plate. We provide finger food (cookies, pretzels, goldfish so you don’t need utensils) as well as tea, coffee, juices and water. If you like something else please bring it.

If you like to sit bring a camping chair.

Please bring no farewell gifts whatsoever. All I like to have is your blessings and good wishes. We have a very small camper and I am trying to get rid of a lot of things. As a matter of fact if you want any of my things I will have a garage sale in my garage at 439.5 West Pacific, Sunday, Sept. 23, 11-6 p.m. ( come in from the alley).

There will be household items, clothing, books, CDs, music, Scarpa Backcountry ski boots, women’s size 9 or men’s size 7, black ice skates same size.

I bought a laptop so I am also selling my wonderful HP Pavillion desktop Computer Windows Vista with Intel Core Duo CPU 4GB memory, with HP Battery backup, Logitech webcam (for Skype), 2 desk speaker and a subwoofer speaker), remote control, and a 20 inch flat screen monitor and keypad, infrared Logitech mouse.

All items negotiable and lots of things are free so come early.

Please let me know if you can come so we have an idea how many will be there. Tell others about it in case they don’t read the paper.

See you there,


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