Colorado Springs native Barbara Samuel O’Neal is an award-winning author, dipping her ink into the world of women’s fiction and romance. But for today’s “Citizen Report,” O’Neal conjures up a romance of a different sort and remembers a downtown staple long gone but not forgotten.

(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More information is available at the YourHub link at ColoradoSprings.com.) 

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7 Responses to Citizen Report: Pining for Michelle's

  1. What a pleasure listening to Barbara Samuel O’Neal this morning. Not only are her words deeply evocative, but her voice is musical and soothing to hear. I felt as if I were sitting at a booth at Michelle’s, sharing coffee with her. What a wonderful piece!

  2. Lisa Butler says:

    Thank you for this piece. I am hoping to get a podcast of it to share with the family of Michelle’s

  3. Mary Ann Lindeman says:

    I so enjoyed this broadcast. Is it possible to get a copy of it in written form? I would love to send it to family memebers and friends who have shared many wonderful celebrations / moments togther at Michelle’s over the years.

  4. […] Check out a podcast of an essay I wrote about a restaurant I worked in when I was a teenager: Pining for Michelle’s […]

  5. We’ve added download links to all stories. Just right/cmd click and download the file.

  6. What a wonderful piece, thank you Mrs. O’Neal for sharing your thoughts and memories of a place we all loved and miss dearly. Has anyone seen the “Original” Michelle’s artwork that was done by internationally know and published artist Dave Merrick. It can be seen at http://www.davemerrick.us in his commercial art catagory. This work is privatly owned and has remained here in Colorado Springs. Enjoy…!

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