I Love New Mexico

About all things New Mexican

February - 15 - 2014

I’ll admit up front that this article could use at least an hour or two of phone calls and research to find our more about how the event I’m touting came to be, whether it’s going to be an annual event, what the Chamber of Commerce will do with the $$….but it has to be posted today. That’s because tonight the Roy, New Mexico Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Salute to Bob Wills steak dinner and dance. Which means that if you live within three or four hours of Roy and you forgot to do something special for your  [ Read More ]

May - 11 - 2012

This is a repost of one of my favorite New Mexico stories. My daddy grew up in Porter, New Mexico, the youngest of ten children.  He delights in telling what I think of as “baby of the family” stories (I have a number of my own. . .), about how the older brothers used to torture him by hiding behind the tank and jumping out to frighten him when he had to walk to the windmill after dark to turn the pump off , or how he sometimes had to stay in and help Granny Terry in the house because he was the  [ Read More ]

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January - 26 - 2012

Some of my earliest memories from the 60’s involve the sound of someone dribbling a basketball down the court while the crowd cheers.  I love the smell of a gymnasium – hardwood varnish, basketball leather, a bit of sweat, popcorn, cinnamon suckers.  In my mind I can still see all those tiny gyms of my childhood – Grady with their wooden bleachers behind a barrier (like in “Hoosiers”), San Jon’s brick walls, Amistad’s cavernous court that turned into a dance floor every New Year’s and Christmas, Logan’s little gym with three rows of built-in wooden seats under tall casement windows and  [ Read More ]

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March - 23 - 2011

I had the honor of attending a memorial service last month for Ruth Hartley, a lifetime Roy resident.  The service was held on her ranch in a clearing on the edge of the Canadian River Canyon.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with that corner of New Mexico, here are some of the photos I took that day.    Harding County is 2,125 square miles of open, unassuming New Mexico, with a population of 663 (http://bit.ly/eJ4yZf).  The sky in Harding County, much like the rest of the state, reaches from here to the end of the world.  And as you  [ Read More ]

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