Wednesday, April 9, 2014


photo courtesy of Iris Page
I want to thank the voters of West Fork for choosing me to serve as Mayor. It is a responsibility that I do not take lightly, and I will work to represent all of you.  I am especially grateful to the impressive number who came out to vote – even when the weather turned nasty. 

I would like to thank my opponent for running a competitive campaign and for sending his message of congratulations. I appreciate our campaign committee and the volunteers who worked so hard. Kay and I are grateful to those who put up and took down signs, wrote words of support, helped with the costs and kept us honest, made us laugh, and fed us on Election Day. We could not have made it through this without the help of friends, family, concerned citizens, and good ol’ boys and girls. We wanted an open and positive campaign, and that is what you helped to accomplish.  As the campaign progressed and we were able to renew friendships and meet many residents, we realized without a doubt that this election was not about just us but about all of us.   

Many friends and acquaintances have commented that they are seeing a better sense of community through the efforts put forth in this election. Let’s continue to be positive, put aside the critical rhetoric and discontent, and portray West Fork in the positive light that we deserve.  Thank you all for using your voice, your vote in this special election; I will do my best to represent all of the people of this community. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Good Ol' Boys

I’ve read and heard throughout the campaign for West Fork Mayor that my husband, Charlie, is a member of the Good Ol’ Boy Network or GOB Club.  That worried me a little because I just didn’t see it.  My concern led me to do some research.  

According to my first source, the Urban Dictionary, a good ol’ boy can be one of two things. One is that a good ol’ boy
1 – is from the South. New Mexico is south of somewhere, I guess. 
2 – likes cheap beer. Nope.
3 – is a NASCAR fan. Uh-uh. That’s a no.  
4 – follows pro wrestling. Sorry.
5 - drives a muscle car or pickup – O.K., he drives two different pickups, but he sold his muscle cars quite a while ago.

A second possible good ol’ boy
1 – comes from old money. That’s not Charlie.
2 – has a degree from a prestigious Southern college. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado.
3 – wears nice clothes such a collared shirts and khakis. Not often. (They don’t make Life is Good tee shirts with collars, but he does have a nice pair of khaki carpenter pants.)

Just when I was about to give up hope, I ran across these entries from
·      a person who belongs to a network of friends and associates with close ties of loyalty and mutual support.
·      a man considered as being trustworthy and dependable because of his ordinary and down-to-earth background and upbringing.

Yep, there it is. Finally.  Charlie is trustworthy and dependable and down-to-earth.  And, in spite of what some have been led to believe, a network of friends who are loyal and mutually supportive is a good thing.

Now I can say with confidence, Vote for Charlie Rossetti in the April 8 special election for Mayor of West Fork. 

He is, after all, a Good Ol’ Boy!