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About Me...

Beth is a retired nurse who lives with her husband in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The town was named back in history because one of the natural mineral springs made a chugging sound that reminded people of the sound of a steamboat going up a river. Together, they have enjoyed living here for many years and love spending time outdoors, hiking and cycling. In winter, they enjoy skate skiing, back-country ski touring, and downhill skiing.


In Her Own Words…

When we were young, my cousins, Carol, Tami, and I would spend a couple weeks during summer staying with our grandparents, Merryl and Mary McCoy, in the farmhouse on Locust Hill near the Fox River. On summer evenings after dinner, we would play outdoors while Grandpa McCoy played the banjo on the front porch. Grandma McCoy taught us the notes on the piano, how to embroider, how to tat lace, and how to make throw rugs on the loom. Our grandparents also helped us find geodes along the river. At Christmas time, when we all got together at the farm, we would get to ice skate on the Fox River and go sledding down Locust Hill. Now that I’m retired, I’ve had time to reminisce and remember Grandma’s stories, and time to compile her stories into a memoir.