Reader: You forgot someone at the Olympic Museum groundbreaking 


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Thank you Ralph Routon for your article ("More than just a museum," Between the Lines, June 14). I was going to write to Mayor Suthers about my concern over not mentioning Peggy Fleming [at the June 9 groundbreaking celebration for the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame].

What a shame. I was a student at St. Mary's High School downtown in that big green building. John Suthers also was a student there. At one time we shared the same chemistry class. Peggy Fleming's sister Maxine was a student there as well. Sister Patrick Marie, our principal, would come on the PA system to report any progress [at the 1968 Winter Olympics]. I'm not sure many people are aware that Peggy Fleming's gold medal was America's first after the tragic plane crash in 1961 that wiped out the entire ice skating team.

How pleased all the students were when we were dismissed to go to the parade downtown. That doesn't happen in a Catholic school — education first!

I had my father's 1964 Corvair convertible. We all piled into it after the parade and drove out to the Broadmoor World Arena to watch Peggy Fleming skate. Wow!

I'm not a sports fan, but when the topic of the Olympic Games comes up, Peggy Fleming skating in that green dress always is first in my mind.

— Nancy Looney, Colorado Springs

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