Robert N. Ruesch, author, will be talking about his book, “In the Warmth of the Shadow” and telling new stories about growing up at the YMCA of the Rockies.
Growing up in a resort setting gives a person a special portal view on life. Most individuals and families will be on vacation for a limited amount of time each summer. But what if you were to grow up in a vacation resort where each week, every summer your life was increasingly different than the summer before? Where every summer you had the chance to meet new individuals, oftentimes each week. What if you had the chance to work with college students from across the USA and other countries? How would those experiences shape your life as an adolescent and then a young adult?
This book takes you on a journey through the eyes of a child who had the privilege of growing up in a vacation world high in the Colorado Rockies in a resort setting. From pumping gas to serving watermelon for two thousand or more, to seeing the joy of families vacationing and working with summer college staff that created lifetime friendships, the author places into words what it was like to live in a rocky mountain paradise. This is your chance to read about a kid who grew up in a one-of-a-kind Christian camp/resort setting and the individuals he met and how many people from all walks of life, along with a resort, can shape and influence a life.
Robert N Ruesch grew up in a paradise called Estes Park. He started his writing career writing with Bethany Press in 1968. Since then, along with a career at the YMCA of the Rockies, he has been blessed with articles in emergency medical magazines, Workamper, several locals, regional, and national newspapers on various subjects. Robert is a Senior Chaplain with Christian Resort Ministries and lives in another paradise, Evergreen Colorado with his wife and special needs son.
The signings will take place:
Tuesday, June 20, 6:00 pm – Lula W. Dorsey Museum
Wednesday, July 12, 2:00 pm – Maude Jellison Library
Friday, July 14, 10:00 am – Maude Jellison Library