Thank you for supporting Hospice Daffodils

Thank you to everyone in our community who supported Hospice Daffodils. Your generosity allows wonderful patients, like Judith, to spend their end of life in the company of loved ones and in the comfort of home. Judith’s daughter, Suzy, recently shared that with the support of our Hospice staff, Judith and her family made the most of her final months. Although Judith’s physical condition worsened, her sense of humor and ability to maintain some independence never faltered. Whether she was refusing a hospital bed because she preferred her own, asking her Google device to tell her another joke, or cheering on her favorite team with family, she maintained her dignity, humor, and a level of independence until the end. We were a part of Judith’s story because of the support and compassion of partners like you. You gave Judith and her family the resources they needed to find hope and peace during a difficult time. 

We are grateful to you – Grand County residents and businesses – for purchasing Hospice Daffodils to help these families and patients who need our care. Your display of Daffodils in your homes, offices, schools, restaurants, organizations and businesses shows that you understand the importance of having Hospice in our communities. Your donations and support for fundraisers such as Hospice Daffodils ensures we have a dedicated, experienced staff and are able to deliver care to residents anywhere in our large rural region. 

We want to extend a special thank you to volunteers who contribute countless hours collecting orders, delivering Daffodils and helping with many aspects of this event. Without your help, we would not have these early heralds of spring to adorn our communities and remind us of the beauty that is possible even at the end-of-life.


Stephanie Einfeld, CEO
Northwest Colorado Health


Good Samaritans Do exist!  On Monday, March 09, 2020 morning, I was headed to the Fraser post office to drop of a letter to be mailed, and I slipped and fell on the ‘black ice’ on the drive entrance, with ski poles in my left hand and skis over my right shoulder.  Down I went! While trying to get up, a passer-by driving into town saw my fall and stopped in the parking-lot and got out of his truck to lend a hand. With some effort the young gentleman managed to get me on my feet and collected my ski gear.  He even offered to take me to the Winter Park ski area base! I thanked him very much for his assistance and kindness and concern for my well being. The only negative is that he left his cell phone on the parking lot and drove away. I’m hoping that he was able to retrieve his phone!

My sincere thanks to this GOOD SAMARITAN and to let the community know that there are still GOOD and KIND people around!  Thanks again.

Truly yours,

Lloyd J. Lefholz , Golden CO


The spread of the disease is quickening.  There’s been an acceleration since the start of the year.   Alternative facts and an altered reality have tweeted and “speeched” their way across the land.

After the January 8 Iraq bombing  (Ayn al-Asad airbase), President Trump announced “no injuries, no deaths” to his cult followers.  The reality … there were 8 solders injured immediately with brain concussions, later to be increased to over 100 with traumatic brain injuries.  Trump’s response … these are not much more than “headaches”.  

Fast forward … Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham just reassured us that the President “hardly sleeps, working 15-16 hours a day”.   “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” (August 2016). The reality is that Trump has gone on golf outings on average of every 4.6 days since his inauguration. And, almost a third of his presidency has been spent at his resorts.  The cost of this reality … $131 million just for trips to Mari-Lago (GAO).

Lately, Trump’s delusions have morphed into being a medical professional.  He deemed himself “an expert in epidemiology”. “Anyone who wants a test, can get a test.” The reality, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci (a REAL expert on infectious diseases), is that sufficient tests are 12 to 18 months away from being sufficiently available. Even the Vice President contradicts his expert boss: “We don’t have enough virus test kits”.

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” (Plato)

The cure?  Long-term: removal of the virus “Trumpism” by being fact-based and committed to voting.  Short-term: wash often with the truth and critical thinking.

“The best way to succeed is to have a specific Intent, a clear Vision, a plan of Action, and the ability to maintain Clarity.”  (Steve Maraboli, speaker)  

Let’s be clear about what is at stake to succeed in keeping our democracy. 

Ronald Fischer, Fraser CO