Monthly Archives: September 2013


Crumps ! That’s what my mother says. Aspen Candy Company shuttered their store, and my favorite purveyor of Jelly Beans is, sadly, no more. It was marvelous while it lasted. On a related note, the guitar store where I spent many a noon-hour also closed up shop and moved their retail operation to Nashville. Crumps. But then, it snowed, the mountains were made more beautiful, the Aspen leaves turned shimmering gold, and my folks came to visit. A pleasant Smile Fierce reminder.