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Familiar Faces: Otto and Tiny Ahlgrim

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Series: Familiar Faces | Story 9

Vicki Maurer

Otto and Tiny Ahlgrim are retiring after 23 years of delivering the Left Hand Valley Courier.

Arlene "Tiny" Ahlgrim (née Obrecht) can recall with perfect clarity the day in the late 1950s when the dashing 18-year old Otto Ahlgrim showed up at her family's north Longmont farm to ask her out to the movies. She was helping her father tend to the cows, and, dressed in overalls and boots, definitely not in a state to go out on the town. But Ahlgrim was, and his stylish outfit struck an incongruous note in the Obrecht's muddy barn.

"He had on a white shirt, white pants, and white shoes," said Tiny, then a student at Mead High school, which closed in 1961 and reopened in 2009. "You don't...

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