Archive for September, 2012


The Ruidoso House

I want to drive to the mountains.  I started to say that I wanted to drive “up there”, and had the same old chuckle to myself that I always have.  Do I drive “up to the mountains” or “down to Ruidoso”?   Up in elevation.  Down on the map. Well, whichever… I want to make the […]

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Mount Vernon Mug

I have this beautiful coffee cup from George Washington’s Mount Vernon.  I must admit, when reaching for a coffee cup from the cupboard, this one seems to be the one I reach for most often.  (Listen to me! As if I need to somehow apologize to my other mugs that they’re not the chosen ones!  […]

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A Day in the Life

Sometime around 5:00 in the afternoon it hit me… I’d kind of like to have this day preserved with a written memory, just because it’s so ridiculously typical of my days at this stage of the game.  Well, here goes. Early morning – Answering e-mails from a woman who recently discovered my blog and has […]

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Dinner Party

I keep attending the same old dinner party, over and over again.  I go back because I can’t stand the thought of missing out. Oh, you’re there too.  We all go to the function night after night. And we listen to the same old stories about baking cookies.  The same people prattle on about their […]

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Not My Home

When a junior high boy is told he cannot wear his rosary beads to school in Colorado because they are disruptive… When a school choir makes advance plans to sing “God Bless America” in a huge American chain store in Florida, but the young students are told to leave, and the police are called… When […]

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The Artist

I ran across this recently… something my mother had written about herself, probably for a brochure, while she was living in Taos.  I share a little of her story with you, and I hope you’ll also click on over to her brand new site –  www.lawandacalton.com – to see more of her beautiful work. ~ […]

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Gluten Gladly Gone

“Oh, I really don’t eat that much bread” That’s something I typically said But closer inspection Showed a different direction It was time for some light to be shed   I loved donuts and yummy French toast And bread pudding I cherished the most Wheat Thins and Triscuits And buttermilk biscuits Oh cobbler crust!  You […]

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Laborers

It’s such a pleasure to look back through the newspaper clippings my great-grandmother preserved.  I have an old article written about that house on the “Floyd to Melrose” highway.  Long gone now, it was in the crumbling stages when I was growing up, and the fraternities from Eastern would go paint their symbols on the […]

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Courtship

  One hundred years ago this fall a courtship began.  It was in 1912 that Bill Borden and Nellie Lily Trotter were working together pulling broom corn in Roosevelt County, New Mexico.  They were married just a few months later. I’m part of their legacy… a great-granddaughter in their tree that now has many branches […]

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