CEDAREDGE, WHERE MEMORIES CONTINUE

Memory submitted by SCOTT AND KIM FROST

To our grandchildren, it’s known as Cedaredge Elementary, to our kids it was Cedaredge Middle School, and to us it was Cedaredge High, back when men were men and Cedaredge were the Cubs!

Cedaredge, where 7th grade through Seniors used metal lockers without combinations that lined both sides of the hall on old wood floors shined to a high gloss just before school started and again at Christmas Break.

Cedaredge High, it’s where if you weren’t at the ball game on a Friday night, you must have been out of town. The gym filled to capacity, football bleachers sitting on the stage for the band and student body and the PA system at halftime requesting homes be opened to the visiting team for the night because of a snow storm. Cedaredge High, it’s where so many memories still linger for so many. One of our favorites is how we met. Kim was the new kid and her first class was Science. Quickly she learned Mr. Eklund was serious and students came respectful and prepared. She found it odd to be called by last names as only old coaches can do and the importance of lining her table up on the painted red dots on the floor. During her 1st week, Mr. Eklund hurled out a question and ended with “Frost!” With a confident yet severe adolescent voice crack came, “Ultraviolet red, Sir.” The class went deadly silent, then it came, a laugh, not a generic “ha ha” but a laugh that began in his toes, wound up through the belly and echoed out the classroom and into the old auxilliary gym over and over and over. The class sat there stunned, Scott simply smiled, and Kim vowed she would marry him once she found out his name. And she did.

Today, the best way to start a weekend is still at a Cedaredge school “anything.” It’s where we sit among classmates, who married classmates, and cheer on each other’s kids who have since married their classmates and we cheer on the grandkids. Settled you say? No, made a great choice to stay! Cedaredge, it’s where memories continue.

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